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Gwendean Pell

January 21, 1936 — March 25, 2024

Gwendean Pell, a beacon of warmth and wisdom, passed away on March 25, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family in her hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. Gwen won the battle over cancer and now joins our Lord God in heaven to celebrate the victory.

Born to Mary Hill Beard and Lon Burl Parton, Gwen's life was a tapestry of dedication, love, and hard work.

Gwen married the love of her life, Isaac R. Pell, Jr., in a ceremony that reflected their shared values and extended them into her family and children.

For over twenty years, Gwen's hard work at Collins Manufacturing Company was evident to all who knew her.

Her life outside work was rich with the simple pleasures she cherished. She was an avid quilt maker, baker, storyteller, card player and book reader. Gwen always found a way to balance her family, work and hobbies, with the priority of putting the Lord first.

Gwen's legacy is woven through the fabric of her handmade quilts, famous chocolate gravy and biscuits, stories of her childhood and the overwhelming love for her family.

Gwen is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her son Terry Allen Pell, her brother Lonnie Parton, and her sisters Jerri Singleton, Barbara Gates, and Anne Sneed. Gwen's spirit is carried forward by her beloved daughter, Deborah Sue Brown (Gerald Brown); her grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Candie Brown and Christel Brown Hudgins. Her great grandchildren, Whitney Ballard, Jared Brown, Kaylee Cansler, Tanner Brown, and Eli Brown. Her sister, Judy Lyles of Bonita Springs, Florida, along with a community and church of friends, also survived her.

Gwen's life was a testament to the beauty of a life well-lived, the lives she touched, and the love she shared. Her presence will be deeply missed, but her legacy will bloom eternally in the hearts of those she has left behind.

Visitation for friends and family will be March 28, 2024, 5:00pm to 7:00pm with the Celebration of Life Service held immediately following at 7:00 p.m. Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311 .

She will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, March 29, 2024 at 11:00am. The family invites friends to attend.

Jared Brown, Todd Hudgins, Andy Sneed, Tracy Sneed, and Mike Truelove will serve as pallbearers.

Jimmy Lewis and Joe Tomlin will officiate and selected hymnals will be sang by Wilma Tomlin. Christel Brown Hudgins will deliver a personal tribute.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Gwen or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland and the Cody family are honored to assist the family with these arrangements.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 28, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 28, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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