Constance Cleveland

August 1, 1927July 8, 2020

Constance J. Cleveland of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Cleveland was the daughter of the late Wesley and Francis McCorkle Palmer. She was also preceded in death by her husband Emmett Napoleon Cleveland, who passed away in 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Phipps and her husband Philip, Susan Cleveland, Lora Bassham and her husband Joey, Becky Cleveland and Jennifer Gilliam and her husband Shane; sons, Duane Wesley Cleveland and his wife Joyce, Neil Cleveland, Allen Cleveland and Mark Cleveland; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services to celebrate Mrs. Cleveland will be at Three O’clock the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Placement will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cleveland was attended Kansas City Bible College and graduated from Nashville Tech. She supported her husband as he served the Dunnings Creek Charge in Bedford, Pennsylvania by pastoring at Pleasant Hill Reformed Church, St. Paul Church and St. Luke Church. She was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church. Due to gathering size restrictions caused by COVID-19, we will "Live Stream" the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens-Murfreesboro, TN. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Saturday, July 11, 2020 from One O’clock until the service begins at Three O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, 615-893-2742.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • Service to Celebrate

    Saturday, July 11, 2020


Constance Cleveland

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Alice Wallace

July 20, 2020

Saw this obituary in the Bedford Gazette. Condolences especially to Neil and Allen who I remember from our days at Grace College. Praying for peace and comfort as you adjust to life without your mother.

Karen Grundy

July 10, 2020

Sorrow and joy go hand in hand for her passing into glory. My memories of "growing up with the Clevelands" in my teenage years are some of the best. I greatly admired Mrs. Cleveland. I especially remember one of the kittens born in my parents garage that she took. I think she really loved that cat. God had his hand in the family that was responsible for my salvation through Christ and I will always be grateful.
Love and blessings.
Karen (Brown) Grundy