Home going services were held Friday, May 3, for Claudia May Searcy, who went from labor to reward April 28. She was 75.
Services were held at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 2432 N. Teutonia Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Freeman officiated the services. Searcy was born on August 8, 1937 in Americus, GA to Bertha Mae Searcy. She was the youngest of three children.
She received her formal education in Americus and moved to Milwaukee in April 1963. She went on to work for Cleveland Partition and the Adelman’s until her health began to fail her.
Despite her poor health, Searcy continued to do what she loved the most, which was taking care of her children and grandchildren. She loved to knit, do crossword puzzles and traveling with her family.
Searcy leaves to cherish her memories Charles (Alma) Searcy, Calvin Searcy, Christopher Searcy, Cynthia Searcy and Tangela Poole, all of Milwaukee; her sister Bertha Pleas of Milwaukee, her grandchildren: York Reed of Charlotte, NC, Tara Cruse, Anthony “Squeaky” Higgins, Nikila Higgins, Desiree Searcy, Chronda Higgins all of Milwaukee; Jessica Lewis of Tuscan AZ, Christopher Searcy of Racine, Tanya Higgins, Christina Searcy-Young, Jalaieh Poole and Savanna Searcy, all of Milwaukee; three nieces: Deirdra, Lisa and Coral Pleas of Milwaukee; one nephew, Richard Lambert of Falls Rivers, MA.
Searcy also leaves behind 14 great grandchildren and a host of family and close friends.
Searcy was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Maie Searcy; brother Richard Davis and special friend Willie Mack.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Northwest Funeral Home. Interment was at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, 6401 N. 43rd St.