Cleo Atkinson, 86, of Lorain, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Oak Hills Nursing Center in Lorain, OH.
She was born in the rural community of Thomaston, GA on September 24, 1932 to her parents, Albert and Carrie (nee Nims) Canady. Cleo moved to Lorain in 1950 with her first husband, Nathaniel Daniel and eldest son to secure a better life. She later married her second husband,
Harry Atkinson on November of 1971. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and Holy Rock Church at Oak Hills Nursing Center. She spent her life-time raising and caring for her nine children. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, gardening, creating, designing latch-hook rugs and embroidery pieces.
Her memory will be honored and celebrated by her seven surviving children: Donnie Daniel, Nathan Daniel, Marsha L. Siaopao, Linda Long, Harry James Daniel, Jennie Atkinson and Lisa Atkinson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Her long-term care-givers at Oak Hills will fondly remember “Ms. Cleo” as their sweetheart.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry K. Atkinson; sisters Irene Daniely, Ruth Reeves, Betty Canady, Adaline Canady, Francis Turner, Elizabeth King and brothers Albert Canady, Joe Canady, and Preston Canady; nephew, Thomas Searcy, and niece, Janice Turner both from Elyria; youngest son, Alfred C. Daniel and eldest son, Nathaniel C. “Junior” Daniel both from Lorain.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00 PM until the time of the funeral services at 7:00 PM, Deacon Jay Ogan, officiating. Private burial services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain, OH at a later date. Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.