Mae Kathleen Holt Daffron Caylor, 92, a resident of Cleveland, was born to Samuel and Enuna Holt of Cleveland, on May 24, 1925, and went to be with her Lord on January 13, 2018, at 12:50 p.m.
She was the last surviving sibling of 14 children born to this farming family who relocated to Cleveland from Greenville, Tn., in the early 1920s.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert M. Caylor; parents, Emma and Samuel Holt; seven sisters, Hilda Freshour, Dessie Freshour, Verlie Rymer, Marjorie Rymer, Parilee Burger, Ruth Burnett and Auretis Clayton; six brothers, Luther Lee, Silas, Arvil, Paul, Percy, and Raymond Holt; two grandsons Mike Daffron and Eddie Grissom and son-in-law, Nathaniel Watson. She has missed her family dearly but we rest in the assurance they are now reunited in the presence of the Lord. I'm sure they are having a joyous time singing in the heavenly choir.
She is survived by three children, Richard Daffron and wife Linda of Calhoun, Phyllis Daffron Watson of Cleveland and Diann Daffron Stewart and husband Mike of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Tony Watson, Tim and wife Tonya Watson, Tracy and wife Erin Watson all of Cleveland; five great-grandchildren, Nate, Nicholas, LeeLa, and Beau Watson and Daniel Grissom all of Cleveland with numerous extended family members and friends. She was "Aunt Mae" to many and loved by all.
Words cannot express the deep-felt gratefulness to three very special caregivers who worked alongside her children, her nieces Betty James and Thelma Briggs and great-niece Sheila Graig. We'd also like to thank Life Care of Cleveland's nursing staff and CNA's who provided care to mom over the past four months.
She was a member of Spring Place, Church of God of Prophecy and enjoyed spending her time listening to the old-time gospel music, reading her Bible, camping and traveling in her younger days.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Ave. Chapel with Pastor Wade Patterson and Senior Pastors Ron and Phyllis Wright officiating. The entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Tony Watson, Tim Watson, Tracy Watson, Alex Watson, Mike Stewatt, and Roy Williams serving as casket bearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.