“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalms 116:15
Cleo Marie Fountain Heathmon began her earthly journey on September 16, 1927 in Concordia Parish, LA in the small town of Shaw, to her parents, Earnest and Annette Fountain. Her family moved to East Carroll Parish after the Great Flood of 1927, before settling down in Madison Parish in 1932. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, was baptized and joined St. John M.B. Church, Mound Project under the leadership of Rev. G. I. Isreal. She remained a faithful member and served as a mother of the church under the present leadership of Rev. Edward Kline, Jr.
Cleo attended school in Mound, Louisiana where she graduated from Thomastown High School. She was employed by the Madison Parish School Board where she worked dutifully as a custodian at Thomastown until her retirement in 1992. She enjoyed laughing, spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was watching sports, mainly WWE wrestling and basketball. Cleo touched the lives of everyone she met. She left a lasting legacy of the love of Christ, family, and many fond memories.
Left to cherish her beautiful life and memories are: two daughters, Alinda Fountain and Carolyn Fountain of Tallulah, LA; two sons, Dewayne (Flora) Fountain, Tallulah, LA and Kenneth (LaTabitha) Fountain, Houma, LA; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; one goddaughter, Geraldine Larose, Lancaster, CA; and stepchildren: Barbara Ferguson, Bertha Heathmon, Pamela Heathmon, Gina (Thomas) Brandon, all of Las Vegas, NV, and Hattie Heathmon, Richmond, CA, Lee (Debra) Heathmon, and Curtis (Crystale) Heathmon both of Las Vegas, NV. Lastly in survival are a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.
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