Lelia Cavender, 55, of Marmet, passed away Aug. 4, 2014.
She was born in Charleston on April 3, 1959, to Rosa and Theodore Mitchell. She was a 1977 graduate of George Washington High School.
Lelia was an intelligent and caring soul who never met a stranger. She loved all animals and devoted much of her life to their rights.
She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Mitchell.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Chelsea (Jon) Grimm; sisters, Lola Jones and Lora Pierce; grandchildren, Jackson and Levi Grimm; niece, Miranda Pierce; and nephews, Anthony Jones and Matt Pierce.
All are invited to attend a memorial service that will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Lens Creek Baptist Church, 1874 Lens Creek Road, Hernshaw, with Pastor Roy Moles officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Cavender family.