Marion Elizabeth Cleveland

June 22, 1947May 18, 2019
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Marion Cleveland, age 71, of Chula Vista passed away on Saturday May 18, 2019. Marion was born June 22, 1947 in Waco, Texas.

A visitation for Marion will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Glen Abbey's Little Lodge, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902. A committal service will occur Monday, June 3, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122. A burial will occur.

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  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 3, 2019


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Marion Elizabeth Cleveland

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Mike Jackson

June 3, 2019

I met Mrs. Cleveland when I first came to California via the military. She always made me feel welcome in her family's home and treated me as one of her own children. You will be geatly missed! R.I.H.

Sharon Fischer

May 29, 2019

You will always be in my heart. When I first joined our bunco group, I was alittle intimidated by you. I soon saw what a wonderful person you were. You brightened my day with your laugh and smile. I will always miss you, my friend. It makes me happy to know that you are not suffering anymore. You can breathe easy now. Rest In Peace, my wonderful friend.

Aunt Sayde Neal

May 28, 2019

Let not your heart be troubled. Marion is at peace, no more suffering. Though she was sick, she never complained. I am the youngest aunt from Texas. She loved me and I loved her. We grew up together. My family and I will always keep her in our heart. You all must always keep her in your heart. May she rest in the arms of the Lord Jesus. My condolences to her husband Roy SR, her son Roy Jr, daughters Sonia and Yvette, granddaughter Meesha, grandson Isaiah and the rest of our family.

Angela Bradford

May 25, 2019

First of all, I want to express my Condolences to the Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time 🙏

I only meet Marion "Mackie " once, but when I did, it was like I knew her all my life! Mackie just had a welcoming and warm personality and I loved the fact that she was straight forward, she didn't mince words, you knew exactly where she was coming from 😏

She was also a very funny Lady, but was very serious about her Family and Friends.

Mackie will be truly missed ❤

Angie Bradford (Robert Glenn Murrell's Fiance).

Janice Lopes

May 21, 2019

May God Bless you and give you strength through this most difficult time. Marion was an inspiration and a dear friend who will be greatly missed. She will forever live on in our hearts.

Robert Murrell

May 21, 2019

Marion Cleveland was my cousin and I will miss here dearly. She tried to teach me swimming when were was kids. She and her sister JoAnn, use to babysit us in Cleburn, Tx. When my brothers and sister and I came to California, we stayed at her home with her husband Roy Lee Cleveland and son (Junior) Roy Jr. We had a wonderful time. She was a wonderful and caring person. We also stay at my Aunt Irene house with my other cousins. Word can not express the sorrow I fill at her passing away, but she will always be in my heart. To her husband Roy Lee Cleveland, son and daughters, and grand children my cousin. My deepest condolences from all off my family members and cousins, We will miss her. Love you cousin.

Tanreka Smith

May 21, 2019

Mrs. Cleveland, was a sweet, caring and above all fun-loving lady. I am forever blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and experience her. Thankful for the laughs and the good times. Keeping my dear friend Meesha (her granddaughter) and the Cleveland family in my prayers.



When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Marion Cleveland who was indeed a born manager. She will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. She was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with her throughout her life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Marion was an individual who clearly communicated to those around her just who she was and what she was all about. Everyone acquainted with Marion knew her as a well-respected woman who was a stable force in her community.

       Her parents were Mr. Marion McBride and Ms. Irene Richards. Even as a youngster, Marion learned to be objective and decisive. Her faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that she carried with her throughout her life.

      As a young girl, Marion was able to put her natural abilities to work. She was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to make sure that the others did what they should do and that they avoided those things they weren’t supposed to. In other words, she liked to organize and direct. Marion was raised with six siblings. She had four younger sisters, Joane, Jackie, Faith and April. She also had two younger brothers, John and Tecumseh. Marion had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, allowing for the oldest members to be the most respected and to take on the most responsibility. For Marion, this was a natural order of life, one she gladly embraced.

      An objective and conscientious individual, Marion reveled in the security of her family. One of Marion’s most endearing qualities was her uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and her unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for her family and friends.

      Marion was ever watchful of her children. She worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. She maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. Marion would give her stamp of approval to their requests, as long as she could see how they might benefit. She also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that her children were properly raised. Marion was blessed with three children, One son, Roy Jr., and two daughters, Yvette and Sonia. They were also blessed with two grandchildren, Myeisha and Isaiah.

      Marion approached her leisure time in the same manner that she approached her life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, she appreciated the hours she was able to devote to her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were playing bingo. Marion was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

       She is survived by her husband Roy Sr.; her children Roy Jr., Yvette and Sonia; her grandchildren Myeisha and Isaiah; her mother Irene; her sisters Joane, Jackie, Faith and April; and a plethora of loving uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Services were held at Glenn Abbey Memorial Park. Marion was laid to rest in Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

      All who knew her would agree that Marion was a pillar of the community. She lived her life with her feet firmly on the ground. She had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in her thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. She was willing to share her ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Marion Cleveland did her best to ensure that her family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life she touched was given the chance to become a better person.