Elizabeth Louvenia "Bean" Faison Kleedehn. Feisty. Diligent. Generous. A good and faithful servant to her Savior, her church, and her family. Born December 19, 1933 and passed on November 27, 2021. Louvenia's celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with Rev. S.E. Newberry and Rev. Chuck Scarborough officiating. Masks required for indoor portion of service. Private family burial will follow in Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM, prior to the service.
Casket-bearers will be her nephews: Eli Faison, Jack Faison III, Joey Faison, Wayne Odom, Ed Tucker and Rick Tucker.
Louvenia was a lifelong Colquitt County resident and lover of her Hartsfield community. As a 1951 graduate of Moultrie High School, she was elated to celebrate her 70th class reunion with sweet friends this past summer. She began her career at Moultrie Federal Savings and Loan as a secretary at age 17, ultimately achieving a role as Vice-President and concluding her career after 42 years of service. She believed deeply in the value of education, especially for women, and she ensured both her girls achieved college degrees.
As a devoted charter member of Bay Free Will Baptist church, Louvenia played the piano from the church's founding in the 1950's until October 2021, and she served as pianist for the Union Association of Free Will Baptists. Louvenia also served as church treasurer for decades.
Snail mail was her favorite form of communication. For many friends and family members, a birthday or anniversary wasn't complete without a card (with a cute sticker and a Forever stamp) from "Aunt Bean" arriving to their mailbox well in advance.
A true southern lady, her signature dishes included her skillet biscuits, the world's best meatloaf and coconut cakes. She loved the Georgia Bulldogs and a full glass of sweet tea without too much ice.
Louvenia is the epitome of "taking care of business," and she partnered with her husband, "Dick," to manage Angus Acres farms in Hartsfield from the 1960s to 2018.
But, she also made her business the care of the ones she loved -- helping raise her younger brothers, taking care of her granddaughter every school afternoon and commuting to Tallahassee Memorial for six months when her husband was hospitalized for leukemia. She always did what was right, because it was right. A dependable woman, as good as her word. She beat breast cancer twice and managed her type 2 diabetes for over 20 years.
Daughter of Charlie Jackson, Sr. and Ruby Mae Cleveland Faison. Sister of Hazel Juanita Tucker (and husband Bob), Stanley Floyd Faison (and wife Judy) and Charlie Jack, Jr. (and wife Nan). Wife to the late Richard "Dick" Cornell Kleedehn for 53 years, mother to Kirsten Kleedehn and grandmother to Kari Saunders. "Aunt Bean" to countless nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Our world is less bright without her in it, but she rejoiced at the thought of seeing her parents, all of her siblings and love of her life on the streets of gold. To know her was to love her, and she was so dearly loved. Practically perfect.
Memorial contributions in Louvenia Kleedehn's honor may be made to:
Gideon's International www.sendtheword.org, P.O. Box 1322, Moultrie, GA 31776, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Unrestricted Fund, https://colquittregional.com/home/foundation/donate-now/, 3131 S Main Street, Moultrie, GA 31768, Bay Free Will Baptist Church, 309 Faison Road, Hartsfield, GA 31756.
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