Mrs. Fannie Lee McClendon was born on October 2, 1924, to the late Eli and Aleine Stove. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Leeds, Alabama, under the leadership of Pastor Ed Jones. She held many positions, one being the mother of the church. She also served as church secretary, church clerk, vice president of the charity benevolent donation society, where she served diligently until her health failed. She was employed at the Leeds Hospital as a medical assistant for 30 years.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Edward McClendon on September 27, 1941. Their union was blessed with seven children, two of which preceded her in death, Edward McClendon, Jr. and Rev. Charles McClendon.
Fannie Lee McClendon departed this life on April 7, 2019, for her crown in glory awaits her.
She leaves to cherish her many memories, two sons: Ulyses McClendon, Pell City (Leeds, Alabama), and Lt. Lee McClendon, Sr. (Natalie), Trussvile, Alabama; three daughters: Aleine Hicks, Orlando, Florida, Freedia Ogden and Linda Gladney (Willie), Rochester, New York; one sister-in-law: Mattie Ruth Bell, Ashland, Alabama; one daughter-in-law: Leila MacClendon, Radcliff, Kentucky; thirty-two grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.