Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Lebanon Cemetery, Travelers Home Road, Ideal, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Veverlyn “Bit” Williamson Cleaves was born to the late Mr. Henry Williamson and Mrs. Hattie Pearl Gordon Williamson. She was the oldest child to the late Mrs. Hattie Williamson and is preceded in death by her son Walter Benjamin Storey and her sister Jeanette “Connie” Clayton. On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Veverlyn was called home to be with our savior Jesus Christ.
Veverlyn was educated in Macon County Public School system and upon completion moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she remained until her death. Veverlyn was a Certified Nursing Assistant and loved to help people. She also attended and was a member of the Calvary St. Augustine Episcopal Church under the leadership of Pastor Hank White. In 1970 Veverlyn wrote and recorded a song entitled “Baby Come Back” that was purchased by Motown Records. She also appeared on Soul Train.
She leaves to cherish two loving and caring children Isaac “Ike” Cleave (Lynda) and Amanda “Niecy“ Cleave both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two amazing grandkids, William Adam Cleaves and Aspen Cy’mon Livingston; five siblings, Henry Alton Williamson Jr., Annette Williamson Daniels (Willie Joe), Barbara Faye Jenkins (Sammie), Hattie D. Towns, Gene Eric Towns, Valeria Elaine Smalls; one aunt, Annie B. Floyd-Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.