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Lesa Deanne Cantrell Champion

Obituary Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Lesa Deanne Cantrell Champion, age 51 of Baldwin, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 10, 1968 to Hershel “Junior” Cantrell, Jr. of Cornelia and the late Leila Wilbanks McDowell. Lesa was a loving mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a fun loving personality and a smile that would light up a room and affectionately known by her husband as “Ellie”. Lesa was a member of Free Chapel and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Timothy Champion of Baldwin, son, Joshua L. Champion of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Kara & Lee Huntley,IV of Oakwood; grandson, Lee Huntly, V; father and spouse, Junior & Lynne Cantrell of Cornelia; brother, Greg Cantrell; sister, Amy Cantrell.

Visitation services are scheduled for 4-8 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at McGahee-Griffin and Stewart funeral home.

In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation in Lesa’s memory to a charity of choice for children or the needy.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531