Lena Mae Marie Catlin
July 6, 1944 – January 7, 2021
On Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:21 pm, our beloved, Lena Mae (Marie) Catlin, a loving daughter, sister, and mother of six children was called home to be with the Lord. She was at the tender age of 76.
Lena was born on Thursday, July 6, 1944 at 5:30 am in Thomaston, Alabama to James E. Catlin and Pinkie M. (George) Catlin. She was an English major in college and later went into the medical field. She is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). Lena worked within the medical field for 30 years in Queens, NY. She has one daughter, Tanisha A., five sons, Saladean, Richard, Rasheed, Karim, and Lonnie.
Mommy has left a little too soon. It's alright now because you have no more pain nor suffering. A part of me was lost upon your untimely call home. Just knowing that you are in heaven makes my melancholic state turn into one of joy. I will see you again and oh, the rejoicing we will do. I love you with all my heart and soul. You are my rock as I am yours. -Lonnie
Through my ups and downs, smiles and frowns Chubby you were there for me. From my life to yours, your presence will always be felt. Sleep and rest well, my Chubbs! Chubby you are free of all pain, hurt, and suffering. -LOVE Richard
Mommy was a FIGHTER! Mommy was a very strong, independent, and determined lady. I enjoyed listening to her give her opinions without flinching or apology. Mommy loved music, every Sunday we listened to No Charge by Dr. Shirley Caesar and Peanut Butter and Jelly by The Truthettes. During the week, mommy played her all-time favorite song, Kiss and Say Goodbye by The Manhattan. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandson, Zechariah Kenis (Pooh Bear) and great grandson, Christopher Jr.(Cornbread). She would look forward to them coming in her room with her water and to pray with her. -Nisha (Grandma)
Lena is preceded in death by both her parents, James E. (father) and Pinkie M. (mother); her sister, Doris; her brothers, Charles and Robert. She is survived by her six children, Saladean, Tanisha, Richard, Rasheed, Karim, and Lonnie. Lena has a daughter-in-law, Shalonda. She has several cousins, nieces, nephews who will miss her dearly. Lena has thirteen grandchildren with the youngest, ZechariahKenis (Pooh Bear) being near and dear to her heart. She has one grandson-in-law, Christopher; and seven great grandchildren with Christopher (Cornbread) being her partner in crime.
Lena will have her home going services held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Cusimano and Russo Funeral Home, 2005 West 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223. There will be viewing starting at 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm with a service from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. After the services, we will proceed to drive her body around Nostrand and Myrtle Avenues. Upon completion of cremation, there will be a memorial service on July 3, 2021. Cards or donations may be sent to 307 Country Ridge Drive, Red Lion, PA 17356.
Fill Not Your Hearts
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles. I’ve only gone to rest a while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest awhile. As long as I have the love of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Lena Mae Marie Catlin
January 17, 2021
Since you've been gone, it's been hard. I miss you! You didn't deserve to leave so soon but you deserve peace and an unconditional love that you can only receive in Heaven! I know there is no more pain and negativity surrounding you and that brings comfort to me. Thank You for ALL the wisdom, lessons of life and love that you gave and showed, whether you realized it or not. I LOVE you Nanny! Rest peacefully in Heaven! Until we meet again, save our spots!
Little Lena / Your Missy Bell
January 16, 2021
It’s been a honor and a great privilege living on the same floor as you.Ms Lena you was like a second mother to me ,you
took me in and let me stay at your house with the boys.Ms Lena you treated me as if I was your own son and I just want to say
Thank you!!Rest peacefully in the Arms of the Lord....🙏🏽🙏🏽
January 16, 2021
My Condolences 2 The Family & Friends. S.I.P GOD'S ANGEL! You Will Always Be In My "HEART" Ms. Brown. I Love & Miss You My Friend. Your Smile Was Contagious. Continue 2 Shine Down On Us! Love You.
January 15, 2021
She made me laugh from the moment I met her. My prayers of comfort for all the hearts you have touched. Rest in Power
Tanisha A Brown
January 14, 2021
Mommy, you are deeply missed! You have been called home too early!!! I know you are with me always and I can ALWAYS talk to you... It's so hard to say 😪 farewell until we meet again. When you went home you took my heart 💔. Mommy, no more worries! Love you dearly. Your daughter, Tanisha Awesomeness