Lelia Gayle McCane, 69, of Keokuk, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 29, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Lelia was born to Leland Sr. and Doris Thomas Robinson on August 8, 1950, in Keokuk. She was united in marriage to Ronald McCane, Sr. They later divorced.
Leila lived in the Hannibal area until about 8 years ago when she moved back to the Keokuk area. She worked at Beth Haven Group Home and other care facilities. Lelia was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church as well as attended God's Way Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family.
Lelia is survived by her special friend; Gregory Kase, three daughters; Rae (Antonio) Cooper of Hannibal, MO, Angelina Williams of Hannibal, and Lisa (Earnest) Strickland of Hannibal, nine grandchildren; Deanndra Dorsey, Quentin Dorsey, Jordan Strickland, Dominique Strickland, Mercedeez Strickland, Vashaun Dorsey, Lawrence Strickland, Janya Cushshon, Imani Mumphrey, several great grandchildren, three sisters; June (Jerry) Walker of Keokuk, Merri (Darrel) Wells of Keokuk, Marjorie Robinson, and one brother; Mark Robinson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lelia was preceded in death by her parents, son; Ronald McCane, Jr, two brothers; Leland Robinson, Jr. and Carlton Robinson, and one sister; Maria Abbey.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 12 pm at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, 917 Blondeau Street, Keokuk.
Funeral Services will be at 1 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, 917 Blondeau Street, Keokuk.
Tributes and condolences may be entered at dejongsfuneralhomes.com.
Lelia was such a beautiful person, RIP my friend
Lela, you was a sweetheart. Who knew my family since I was a kid. I loved talking to you and your hugs. You shared many things with me about life. I will miss seeing you at Bingo and in Walmart. You will always be in my heart. Your at peace and in no more pain. Rest easy sweetheart. Love you. Renita Galbreath Hill. Deepest Sympathy to the family.
Our hearts go out to the entire Robinson family. To lose two family members so close together in such a close family is a lot to bare. We send you all our deepest sympathy & prayers.
Sorry for ur loss.
Sending prayers for Lelia's friends and family. Lelia was a classmate and my first memory of her is her boundless energy and her sincere grin. Not a morning went by that she didn't greet me on the way to classes. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Gone but never forgotten Lelia you was my life long friend and bingo buddy rest easy my friend
There are so many things I could say. A great mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. There are too many people things that remind me of her. I will forever miss my mama and can’t wait until we will be united again. I love you mama❤️❤️❤️
Every single day i spent with her was a blessing.. My grandmother(nanny) was the best at everything she has done.. I loved her with every inch of my heart i will aways love you nanny rih
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