James Cleveland

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James Willis Cleveland, 56, of Waco, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be laid to rest in a graveside ceremony at Restland Cemetery in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

James was born September 19, 1955 to Lloyd and Glovester Cleveland in Selma, Alabama. He became a loving father and devoted husband, known for his good sense of humor, and people pleasing skills. James was the type of man who could make friends where ever he went. He was a very outgoing man. He enjoyed fishing and had a passion for yard work. He also passed many hours playing pool with his dear friend, Vince.

James was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Tysha; his mother; four daughters, Jamese Cleveland of Indiana, Key-key Burton, Jasmine Burton and Curmesha Merritt, all of Waco; two grandchildren, a boy and a girl; five brothers; four sisters; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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  1. Catherine Cleveland Russell

    My beloved brother will be missed by us all. I rest in faith that you are finally healed by his stripes. I love you always!

  2. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to the family and close friends. Your tears are not unnoticed by the Creator of life. (Psalm 56:8) We learn at Genesis 2:16,17 that it was never God’s purpose that death be a part of our human lives. But God has promised that there will be a resurrection. Jesus Christ himself said: "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29)

  3. leonard cleveland

    RIP..My Brother!!!Thank for The times we spent together fishing,shooting pool,and the advice you have given me over the years,I thank GOD putting you in my life for the time he did..LOVE U BRO.

  4. I LOVE YOU!!! RIP UNCLE JAMES!!!

  5. Rip my brother love you always!

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