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Claudia M. Champion
Claudia M. Champion

Claudia M. Champion

July 24, 1927 - January 27, 2021

Claudia Mae Thomas Dunn Champion was born in Greensboro, GA, on July 24, 1927 to the late Henry and Anna Heath Thomas.

Claudia relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio where she raised her thirteen children.  Claudia committed her heart and life to Jesus Christ, and she began her journey of servitude to Jesus and others.  Claudia began her instructions in righteousness under the leadership of Elder John Matthews.  She later joined Good News COGIC under the leadership of Elder James Quick, were she served faithfully.  Claudia was led to join Bread From Heaven COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Philmore Martin where she remained until her passing.  She loved attending church, and until illness incapacitated her, she would gather with the saints. 

Claudia was mother and grandmother “extraordinaire.”  She loved her children and parented with a firm hand, always speaking the truth in love.

On January 27, 2021, Claudia completed her journey.  She fought a good fight, she finished her course, she kept the faith.  Claudia has made her transition, changed her address, and is now in the presence of the Lord.

Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Ernest Champion, son; Paul Dunn, grandsons; Lionel Phillips, Raheem Terry, and siblings; Lillie Graham, Willie Thomas, John Thomas, Katie B. Young, and Henry Thomas Jr.

Claudia leaves many loved ones to cherish her memory; Five daughters, Dorothy, Vanessa (Henry), Ernestine, Levette of Cincinnati, OH; Anne (Ray) of Mounds, IL; Seven sons, Joseph (Ruthie), Michael, Timothy, Anthony, Derrick, Eric of Cincinnati, OH; Alex (Julianne), Duluth, GA, and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Claudia also leaves to cherish her memory, siblings; Annie B. Askew, Martha Hill, Justine Steele, Arthur (Dorothy) Thomas, and Sinnie (Willie) Akinson, special brother-in-law, Charles Graham, and a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service Location Date Time Stream Link Directions
Visitation Spring grove Funeral Homes February 4, 2021 9:30 am Directions
Funeral Service Spring Grove Funeral Homes February 4, 2021 10 am Live Stream Link Directions
Burial Spring Grove Cemetery February 4, 2021 Directions

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