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Matriach Cleo (Fountain) Heathmon

September 16, 1927 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

Obituary

 

“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.

 Cleo was joined in holy matrimony to Abner Heathmon, Sr.  Her earthly journey ended on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg, MS, when she made life’s transition.  She was loved by so many people and left behind an array of wisdom and life lessons that will continue to be carried on by her many offspring.  She truly loved the Lord and held on to her faith throughout her illness.

 Cleo is preceded  in death by her parents, Earnest and Annette Fountain; husband, Rev. Abner Heathmon, Sr; daughters: Dorothy Lewis, Shirley Fountain and Gloria Jones; siblings:  Andrew Fountain, Jimmy Fountain, Julia Patterson, Camille Miller, William Fountain, Sr, Patsy Campbell, and Pecola Fountain and Ruth Johnson.

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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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tallulah/Madison Community Center
800 Beech Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Tallulah/Madison Community Center
800 Beech Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Sunday
January 3, 2021

St. John - Mound Project
LA - 602
Mound, LA 71282

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