home of the wildcats

Judy with grandchildren, Ty & Tori (2007)

2006

Judith Annette Jacobs Cleveland

Born in Atlanta, attended Marion Smith Elementary.  In 1950, my family moved to Welcome All Community, near Fairburn, GA and I finished elementary school at Eastern in Red Oak.  I commuted to Russell High with eight other Russell students.  After graduation,  I worked for America Fore Loyalty Group as a private secretary.  In 1961, I married Edsel Cleveland, a widower with 3 children.  In 1964, we had a daughter.  In 1970 with all the kids in school, I started my own businesses.  I was a wedding planner (caterer & florist) for 25 years.  In 1989 Edsel retired from Cox Enterperises as a Senior VP and shortly thereafter opened his own business, dealing with the magazine publishers and distributors.  We built a new home in Fayette County in 1986.  Just after our last child married, in 1990, Edsel had open heart surgery.  In Feb.1994 our fourth grandchild was born and only 9 months later ( Nov. of 1994) Edsel passed away.  We were married 32 years.  In March 2001, I moved to Cumming, GA, near Lake Lanier to be near my kids.

The four children are Lynn, who married an investment broker, lives in Cumming and has a daughter (Staci)...Mart (Edsel L.. Jr.) graduated from UGA, became a Navy pilot and now is president of the business his father founded, Rebecca is a Montessori teacher and has two children (Taylor & Eleanor).  Kelly attended Oglethorpe Univ. on a scholarship from Woodward Academy and has a degree in nursing and marketing.  She has two children (Tori & Ty) and they live in Alpharetta.

God has blessed me with wonderful parents, a fantastic husband, great kids & beautiful grandchildren. 

I am a member of John's Creek Baptist Church, Dr. Bill Self, pastor.

1959

2009

Current address: 8465 Avalon CT, Cumming, GA 30041
Telephone: 678-513-6624
Email: jctyrone@bellsouth.net
Spouse: Edsel L. Cleveland - Deceased