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Presiding Elder Rev. Charles Mack Cleaver Sr.

June 6, 1931

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Presiding Elder (retired) Charles M. Cleaver, Sr. 89 of Little Rock transitioned on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. For forty years he served faithfully as Pastor and Presiding Elder in the Arkansas Conference of the Twelfth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a delegate to several General Conferences of our Zion.

Retired Presiding Elder, Charles M. Cleaver, Sr., was born June 6, 1931. He accepted Christ at an early age and was united with Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church in North little Rock, Arkansas, located in the Military Heights Community. Charles M. Cleaver, Sr. Graduated from Jones High School in North Little Rock, he also graduated from Shorter College, and earned a Bachler Arts Degree from Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

While a member of Lee Chapel, he served as Sunday School teacher, Superintendent, Trustee and Steward. He answered the call to preach in 1966, and received appointments to serve Mt. Zion, Bisco, Bethel Des Arc, St. John, Jacksonville, Ward Chapel, Little Rock, St. Andrew, Little Rock
and Presiding Elder of the North Little Rock Fort Smith District.

On July 3, 1952, he married the love of his life Delilah Coleman. To this union three Children were Born, Charles M. Cleaver III, Reginald Cleaver, Sr. (Dwana) and Christal Cleaver. 

Rev. Cleaver was an avid fisherman, and he could clean out a lake. He loved his wife, his family, and he loved the Lord.

He was preceded in death, by his Father, Charles M. Cleaver and Mother, Dorothy Tillman. He Leaves to Cherish his memory his wife Delilah Cleaver, Sons Charles M. Cleaver III, Reginald Cleaver, Sr. (Dwana) Daughter Christal M. Cleaver. Grandchildren, Onjavahr Cleaver, Gequalon Cleaver, Simuel Overall, Elyse J. Cleaver, Reginald Cleaver, Jr. Timothy J. Cleaver, Chicarra R. Cleaver, and Mariah J. Vines. Great-Grandchildren and a host of cousins and friends. 

Kelly Smith Funeral & Cremation Services (8424 Kanis Road * 501-612-5607 Little Rock Arkansas) will be serving the Cleaver families. A walk through viewing will be on Tuesday December 22nd, 12:00noon - 4:30pm at the funeral home's O.T. SMITH MEMORIAL Chapel, the walk through family hour will be on December 22nd, 6:00-7:00pm at Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church 421 West 22nd Street North Little Rock, AR. The graveside service will be Wednesday December 23rd 1:00pm at Pinecrest Memorial Park 7401 (Stagecoach Road) Highway 5 in Alexander, AR. We will be practicing  COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS!

For more information, sign online guest register, send flowers/photos/condolences/resolutions, and light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle www.kellysmithfunerals.com

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YOU CAN ALSO UPLOAD PHOTOS/VIDEOS OR LIGHT AN "IN LOVING MEMORY OF" CANDLE (DESIGN AND COLORS CAN BE CHANGED) FROM THIS, MEMORIAL PAGE.  

WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CONTINUE TO LIGHT  A CANDLE ON THIS MEMORIAL PAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAYS, MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME. ESPECIALLY, DURING DAYS OF SPECIAL EVENTS, ie. BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS,  ANNIVERSARY AND THEN ON DAYS WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO OR ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES FOR NO SPECIAL REASON,  YOU CAN ALSO SEND PERSONAL MESSAGES, AND UPLOAD PHOTOS ANYTIME. 

THIS MEMORIAL PAGE WILL REMAIN ON OUR WEBSITE INDEFINITELY. DO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND PHOTOS WITH THE FAMILY, THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.   

 

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
OT SMITH CHAPEL/KELLY SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
8424 KANIS ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72204

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

6:00 PM
LEE CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH
421 W. 22ND (and Percy Machin)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72114

Graveside Service
Wednesday
December 23, 2020

1:00 PM
PINECREST MEMORIAL PARK
7401 HIGHWAY 5 NORTH (STAGECOACH ROAD SOUTH)
ALEXANDER/BRYANT, AR 72002

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