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Visitation

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday July 6th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Celebration of Life

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday July 6th, 2021
11:00am

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Committal

Glenwood Cemetery
Tuesday July 6th, 2021
2:00pm

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Minnie Tedford

EL Dorado- Minnie (Jean) Tedford age 88 of El Dorado Arkansas passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Medical Center South Arkansas in El Dorado. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, Mississippi. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. The Committal Service will be 2:00 PM in the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City Mississippi. Reverend Ricky Dorrell and Reverend Matt Clark will officiate the services. Minnie was born March 9, 1933, to Bernice and Minnie Ray Collier in Chester, Mississippi. In 1943 her family moved to Cleveland, MS where she attended Cleveland Schools. In 1952, she married Earl Tedford. They had 3 children; daughter, Lynda, and sons, David Earl and Richard (Ricky). She was employed with Baxter Laboratories for some 15 years before working as a seamstress for Jay's Department Store. She was also employed at Noel industries in Ruleville, MS. In 1989, Minnie moved to Yazoo City MS, where she was employed with the Yazoo/Warren County Mental Health Department. While in Yazoo City, she was a member of the Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. Upon her retirement in 2005, she moved to El Dorado, AR to be near family, while there she attended Marrable Hill Chapel. Minnie loved to help with Operation Christmas Child by sewing shorts, dresses and giving personal hygiene bags (over 150). Her hobbies included fishing, sewing, crocheting, and making quilts, but most of all Minnie loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as her family and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her, son David Earl Tedford, brother, Burnie Collier, sisters, Josephine Jennings and Eva Jones, and a granddaughter, Mandy Jones. Minnie is survived by her daughter Lynda (Kenneth)Sinyard, son, Richard (Carolyn) Tedford, brother, Lee (Jimmy Joyce) Collier, sister, Mary Alice Barrentine, granddaughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Jones, Leslie (David) Thomas, grandson, Justin(Taylor) Myrick. Great-granddaughter, Anna Davis, and great-grandson Evin Myrick. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. The pallbearers are Jamie Jones, Cole Jones, Kevin Mims, Steve Johnson, Andy Collier, and Lee Collier, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Elvis Jennings and Justin Myrick Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. the online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Guestbook

Will miss you Aunt Erma Jean. Prayers be with you and the family. Still hearing your laugh as I write this.

Debbie Collier Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

PRAYING FOR FAMILY

FORREST CLAY ,JR Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss ! Erma Jean as I knew her , was a wonderful lady . I know she will be missed by all who knew her . We all grew up together and we have wonderful memories of our early years in and around Cleveland ,Ms . God bless you'll .

Jetty Barrentine and Family Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Ricky, Im so sorry for your loss, your mom was a sweet heart. Prayers for you and the family.

Janis Powell Mayo Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

May she Rest In Peace.

Cbalducc Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Minnie Tedford

Jetty Barrentine and Family Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Ricky and Lynda, I am so sorry to read about your mom passing. I will see yall Tuesday. Prayers for all of you.

Sharon Davis Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Minnie Tedford

FORREST CLAY ,JR Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

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