Mildred VanCleave

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Mildred Elizie Mae VanCleave


The Lord placed His hand lovingly into my mom's hand and led her to her eternal home on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  Mildred was born April 30, 1933 in Palmersville, Tennessee. 

She joins her husband, Leon VanCleave, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2001.  Mildred leaves behind her four children, Robert VanCleave, Loretta Grosser, Laura VanCleave, and Richard VanCleave, all of Lansing; two granddaughters, Ann Marie Grosser and Dawn Roper; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mildred was a member of West Union Baptist Church in Dresden, Tennessee.  She was baptized in the name of our Lord in 1950.  She continued in her faith until the end.

Mildred was a devoted housewife and loving mother and grandmother to her family.  She enjoyed gardening, roses, and crocheting.  Things made by her hands are across the nation. 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48912.  The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lansing Chapel.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Delta Cemetery in Delta Township, Lansing, Michigan.  Memorial contributions may be made to the , 1755 Abbey Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823.

"My mom is like a lovely rose to brighten up each day, whose words are gently spoken in thoughtful, caring ways.  Her love for God and family remains steadfast and true; the sweetest mom in all the world is no one else but you," By Tammy Tilly.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Published in Lansing State Journal on May 27, 2014
Mildred Mae VanCleave
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