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Sally Mae Tubbs

March 25, 1929 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 91)


Sally Tubbs was born to Clifton Osburn and Clara Woods on March 25, 1929. She attended school in Marion, Alabama, where she met and married the love of her life, Wiley Tubbs, in July '48. They relocated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1951, and their union lasted for 71 years.

Sally was a housewife. She provided and gave all her love, and attention to her husband and her eight children. She was the Matriarch of the family, and she ruled the roost with an iron hand, so she was called “Queen Bee". Sally was a wonderful woman, and their home was open to all. She made a difference in the lives of so many.

Sally loved to sew and embroider, her favorite pastime was to sit on the porch and be nosy, while her husband smoked cigarettes. She was always available when we called if we were in upset or in trouble.

The Lord called Sally home on October 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Clara Osburn; her husband, Wiley Tubbs, Sr.; two sons, Sylvester James, and Wiley Tubbs, Jr.; and her grandson, Clifton Jackson; two sisters, Ethel Sullivan, and Sue Whitsett.

Left to cherish in her memory is her sister, Eunice Hewitt; brother, Clifton Osburn Jr; her sons, Monroe Tubbs (Janice), Tommy Tubbs (Bernita), Jerry Tubbs (Myrna) and Michael L. Tubbs; daughters, Patricia Jackson (Peter), Annie McKenzie (Leroy), and Joyce Beckham (Anthony); as well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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 Service Program


November 6, 2020

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Funeral Service
November 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

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