Letha Lee Cleveland


Letha Lee Cleveland, 62 of Waco, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 with her loving family at her side.

Letha is at rest in heaven now after a courageous battle with cancer. Letha was born November 13, 1953 in Waco, Texas to the late James Joseph and Onita Gay Martin Alexander. She is also preceded in death by her son, Randy Eugene Cleveland. Letha married the love of her life, George Melvin Cleveland on June 9, 1972 in Waco, Texas. Together in life, Letha and Melvin raised their wonderful family.

Letha will be remembered in love by her husband of 43 years, Melvin Cleveland; children, Melvin Ray Cleveland and his wife Jodie, James Jay Cleveland and his wife Shirley, and Brittani Stevens and her husband Joe; grandchildren, Brandon Markwardt, Tyler Markwardt, Codi Harris, Nikki Cleveland, Morgan Cleveland, Jordan Cleveland, Jeremiah Hidrgo, Ruby Ann Cleveland, Shyanne Cleveland, Colton Cleveland, LeeAnn Cleveland, Khloe Stevens, Rylee Jo Stevens; siblings, Barbara Sayles, Edith Lancaster and her husband John, James Alexander and his wife Shirley and Marion Alexander and his wife Betty; along with a host of other loving family members and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Stacey Zimmerman

    May you rest in peace in Heaven free from pain and the cancer that caused it. You fought a hard and long fight before the Lord needed you more. my prayers and my condolences go out to your wonderful brothers, sisters, husband, children, grandchildren, and the rest of your family. You may not be blood but you will always be my Aunt Letha. I loved you then, I loved you now, and I will love you always. You will be deeply missed by all that your loving heart touched in life.

  2. Kourtney Powers

    My heart hurts so much for Letha’s family. She truly was a gift to this Earth and I will never meet another like her.
    When my home life was not going well, she offered me a bed to sleep in, food to eat, a warm embrace and advice that only a Mother knows how to give. I am so lucky to know her and her family. Rest in peace Mama Letha. I love you!

    I’m also praying for Brittani and Melvin. Although we don’t talk everyday, I will always love them as my family.

  3. Charles bullock

    So sorry to heat of your loss.i remember riding to high school with letha james and edith.may she r.i.p.prayers to all the family.

  4. Ramona Ferraro

    My prayers are with your Family at this time . From Ramona( Busch) Ferraro , and Family Leslie Busch Jr , Joseph Paul Busch. and Diana Catherine Busch , and Leslie Carl Busch Sr. Waco Texas Sister in law Lydia Faye Busch Deceased ( Blue Bonnets Cafe. / Parks Family Buffet Restaurant.

  5. Danelia "Dee" Miller

    So very sorry for your loss. Letha “Ma” was a wonderful woman with such a loving soul. She had a way of making everyone feel like family even if you weren’t. She looked for the best in all & treated all with kindness & respect. I know she was very loved by her family & friends & will be missed. I am sure she will continue to touch lives in her memory. I know I will never forget her or her hugs. Rest in Peace Dear Letha & Soar with the Angels. Thoughts & Prayers to The Cleveland Family.

  6. missy McCormick

    Melvin I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman. Will love her always,as well as you. Missy

  7. william b ridings

    the world has lost another great person and she will be missed very much.

  8. Judy and Stan Peters

    To George and family
    We are very sorry. You will be in our prayers

  9. Patsy Ridings

    Our love and support go out to the whole family . We have so many happy memories of your family and ours
    over the years. Love William, Patsy, Cathie, Lance, Tommy, Nathan and George.

  10. Randy K Solberg

    She was an amazing lady and will be missed dearly. You are all in our prayers . Randy K Solberg

  11. The Aleman Family

    To the Cleveland Family, We are Sadden to hear about your loved one .We want you to know , our prayers are with you. Don’t feel alone , Letha will always be with you in spirit .Glory to God .

  12. Melvin I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers are with you and the family. I remember when I met you both 42 years ago and I can remember thinking how beautiful and sweet Letha was. I’m so thankful I knew such an amazing woman. She was always so kind and always had a smile on her face. She is so loved and is surely going to be missed. Just know that when God is ready you will be together again. Love you. R.I.P Letha

  13. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Letha. She was one of a kind and would do anything for anyone. May God be with the family in this time of sorrow and provide comfort as u lay to rest a very sweet and wonderful person.
    The Biles Family

  14. Lisa Moore Hemus

    I just heard of Letha Lee’s death today from Georgie. I am so sorry. I had no idea. Part of moving away is that we lose touch with those we grew up with, played with, loved….

    It is late now, so I will tell Mama (Janell) tomorrow. I remember Letha Lee was so quiet, and I always enjoyed seeing Melvin and the boys when they would come in to Wanda’s (Bluebonnet) when I moved back to Waco. Been gone from there for almost 30 years now.

    You are all very missed, and you are all in my prayers. Know also that you are greatly loved.

  15. To The Family Of Letha Melvin I’ve known for lord 45 years you and Letha were so great together and she was so sweet but god needed his angel back just treasure the life you had with Letha it was great your children grand babies will be there for you no that lethais always in your heart n will always be watching and waiting for you she us taking g care of her baby boy now the time will come when you are all back together love you . Trudy

  16. Augustin Chapa

    You will be missed..rest in heaven my freind..

  17. The Abraham Family

    Our condolences go out to Melvin and family in this time of loss. Letha will be greatly missed.

  18. so sorry for your loss.she was a very great lady and we will keep you in our prayers.

    sue & jerry
    abc wrecker service

  19. Jarrod, Michelle & Hailey Fillip

    So sorry for your loss. We were very saddened to hear of her passing. We loved Letha dearly.

  20. John and Denise Harlan

    Sorry to hear of your loss George ,she was a sweet lady kind and helpful I will always remember her in a garden watering flowers and plants and talking and listening to you and I remembering old times and fast cars in south Waco back in the day God bless you and your family

  21. Elroy & Sharon Hopwood

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God be a blessing and comfort as you grieve your loss.

  22. Karen Matthews

    I was very sadden to learn of Letha’s passing this morning from Melvin. I was her insurance agent, but more than that, she and I became friends. She was sick but would always start out the call by asking about my mother. Such a sweet and loving spirit. I am very glad I got to meet her, and Melvin I know you will be with her again some day and I will pray that God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  23. David and Judy Picciandra

    Judy and I are saddened to read about Letha. She would always ask how Judy was seeing how they shared the same birthday, November 13th. I know this is very hard on you, Brother, but you are in Judy’s and my prayers, Letha is in GOD’s hands. If there is anything we can do, don’t hesitate. We’re thinking of you and your family. GOD Bless Letha Lee.

    SGM and Judy

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