Alice Dean was born December 2, 1925 to the late Henry Mitchell and Minnie Mitchell of Cottonton, Alabama. She was 89 years young when she passed on Sunday June 28, 2015. She was the oldest girl out of 13 children. Alice moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1972 where she spent the rest of her life and married Samuel Dean. Samuel Dean served in the military. From this union was born one son, Samuel Junior and three daughters Mozelle, Julia and the late Delores Dean. Alice worked several different jobs off and on, the last one was selling Avon products. She also enjoyed dancing to music, eating and being around family. You could never catch momma without a diet coke, chewing her tobacco and most importantly her purse or pocket book as she liked to call it. Alice also liked to travel, she was always on the go…Momma didn’t care how she got there, she’d catch the bus, the circulator or walk but eventually she got there. Momma as we all know her was a great grandmother, grandmother, mother, auntie, sister, friend and most of all a loving women.
She was strong, and lived a long life until God called her home. Now she lives on through her children and her children’s children. Her son Samuel (Leola) Dean had 5 children: Kevin (3), Samuel (Lavern) Dean Jr (1), Sharon (2), Emanuel (Edith) Dean (4), Leon (Shaw) (5). Her Daughter Delores Dean had 1 child: Alice Denise “Dean” (Phillip) Morton (5). Her Daughter Julia had 5 children: Nawassa Dean, Kisha, Brandon, LaQuita, and Shawanda Dean . Her Daughter Mozelle “Dean” Shepherd had 5 children: Cornelius Shepherd (2), Anicka (Demetrius) Shepherd (8), Terry Shepherd (2), Tyrone Merritt (1) and Tylisha Merritt (2). Alice is the proud grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 35.
Services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11AM at the BODNAR-MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 3929 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland 44113; where family and friends will be greeted from 10AM till the time of the Service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.Print Obituary & Condolences