Cleao Meekins


Mrs. Cleao Meekins age 70 of Campbellton, FL passed away Wednesday January 22nd at the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, FL surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held 10a.m. Saturday February 1st at the New Bethel CME Church located 2487 Hwy 2 Campbellton, FL with Reverends Oscar Massey, Earnestine Daniels, Barbara Campbell and Evangelist Barbara McGee officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul-New Bethel Cemetery located 5180 Hwy 273 Campbellton, FL with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
A public viewing will held from 3 to 6 p. m. Friday, January 31st at The Shi’ra Sr. and Chelcie Memorial Chapel located at 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL.
Cleao Meekins was born on May 16, 1949 in Campbellton, FL, to the late James Knox, Sr. and the late Maudie Lee Brantley-Knox.
She was converted at an early age and joined Friendship C. M. E. Church in Campbellton, FL.
She was employed at a sewing factory and worked a variety of positions during her career. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and going to her grandson’s football and basketball games.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one child: Sandy Shurvon Meekins; seven siblings: James Knox, Jr., Nazaree Walker, Connie Knox, Willie Nix, Annie Johnson Raymar Pender and Doston Knox.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband: Bennie Joe Meekins of Campbellton, FL; one daughter: Dianne Meekins (Correll) of Campbellton, FL; one son: Kendrick Meekins of Campbellton, FL; five grandchildren: Zaire and Zephaniah Brunson both of Graceville, FL, Rakeem Meekins, Jalisha Shivers and Correll Faison, Jr. all of Campbellton, FL; six siblings: Bobbie Daniels (Frank), Betty Barkley (Moses) and Noreather Knox all of Campbellton, FL, Ida Mae Beachum (George) of Graceville, FL, Percy Knox (Patricia) of Chipley, FL and Willie Earl Knox of Campbellton, FL; two great-grandchildren: Jaliyah and Janiah Turner both of Campbellton, FL; four sisters-in-law: Barbara McKee (Rick) of Altanta, GA, Katie Green (Johnny) of Dothan, AL, Betty Fenn of Campbellton, FL and Annie Knox of Panama City, FL; special friends: Carolyn Adams and Carolyn Pelt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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