Elwood Landers Flemming

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Elwood Landers Flemming, age 76. Sunrise May 24, 1944 and Sunset November 27, 2020.

Elwood was born in Emporia, Virginia to the late James Flemming and Doris Harris (Nathaniel) Robinson. Service in the Air Force during the Vietnam War brought him to Columbus where he made his second home. Elwood retired from DSCC/DDCO, the Naval Reserve, worked as a school bus driver for the Columbus City Schools, also drove for the Patriot Preparatory School.

Elwood enjoyed several sports in life, excelling in basketball and baseball in high school, being a southpaw pitcher. He especially enjoyed weightlifting at the gym out at DSCC for over 30 years. He also enjoyed making mix-tapes, starting with eight-tracks, changing through the years with new technologies to an lpod. Elwood loved spending vacations at the beach and going on cruises with family.

Elwood is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; sons, Elwood Jr. (Carol), Brandon and Darrien; daughters, Felicia (Elijah) Boney, Donna (Michael) Person, Soleil, Iretha (Timothy) Crenshaw, Aminah (Daniel) Sloan-Phillips; sister, Anetia and brother, Michael Adams. He is also survived by close cousins , Frinzine (Luther) Hayes and Virginia (Barry) Humpreys; adopted daughters, Cree Strong and Blake Kellum, as well as an extensive, extraordinary extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, in-laws (mother, brothers, and sisters), nieces and nephews, friends and former spouses, Barbara House and Deborah Flemming. He will also be missed by special friends, Willie Wheeless, Seretha Terry, and Adonis Stone.

In addition to parents, Elwood was predeceased by his beloved Aunt Virginia (Ginny Cake) Walker.

Elwood believed he will see us again by his faith, in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, according to the scripture, 1 Corinthians 15, Romans 10:9, Romans 3:22-24, John 14:6, Acts 4:12 and 1Thessalonians 4:13-17. He loved sharing the Gospel with anyone who was willing to listen.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, December 7, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.




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Condolence Messages

  1. Willia Harvell and Frank

    Jackie just a word of expression of our deepest condolences Elwood was Shelly Godfather and this was heartbreaking news but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. So with that we say No more suffering just healing on the other side.Your Best friend for life Frank and Willia

  2. Sending Sincere Condolences to the family, May God keep you in this most difficult time ,my prayers are with you all ,Sorrowfully yours ..

  3. I will miss you Dad! Will always be here with me. Love to Jackie for being there for you❤️❤️❤️❤️Love always Your First Born Felicia. Will miss you ❤️

  4. My deepest condolences and prayers for the family. May your memories sustain you throughout your grief and healing. God bless you all.

  5. Deborah Flemming

    Sending my deepest condolences to entire family. May God give you strength in this time of grievence. May Elwood rest in peace. Jackie he will guide you. Keep your eye on the Lord.

  6. Iretha Crenshaw

    My “DAD” yes you were! Taught me everything from basketball to loving Jazz ❤️ You were the best, I will miss your laughter and jokes but will never be forgotten. Thank you sooooo much for accepting me as your daughter I will always Love you and forever missed, until I see you again….sending a big kiss to you

  7. Phoebea and Jonathan Addison

    Jackie, Darrien and Soleil: thanks Jonathan and I are so sorry to learn of Elwood’s transition. He is at peace now and no longer suffering. He is with our Lord and smiling down at all of us. We love you very much!

  8. Meleody Jones-Layne and family

    Sending prayers of comfort and strength to the family. May you find peace at this difficult time. Remembrance of Beautiful memories will live on with you.

  9. My condolences to Elwood FLEMMING family, praying for your comfort and peace at this time I was Elwood union president at columbus city schools his memory will last forever God Bless WENDY WATSON

  10. Iam so sorry for the lose of Mr. Elwood I was a student at walnut ridge high school started there in 2000 that was the best man I knew when I was at walnut ridge he always had a smile on is face he wood always talk about were he was going to go for any columbus city school break he always had a book to read he always talked about the lord he wood always be the first bus in the lineup at walnut ridge high school god took a good man home my heart is so heavy right now I know that I will get through this I will see my friend again one day may God bless the family as as they heart are broken

  11. Frankie Robinson

    My deepest condolences to all of Elwood’s family and friends. We are gonna miss you brother! You were a good dude. I have a lot of fond memories of you. Your laugh, your albums, your black Lincoln, your left handed jump shot, your sincerity and of course your muscles are just a few that stand out and any of us that knew you can’t forget. I’m sorry I can’t be there but you guys (all of you) are on my mind and in my heart. Praying for peace and comfort for you (us) all.

  12. Angela Sloan Pinkins

    Dearest Jackie, Soleil, and Darrien you have my deepest condolences and sympathy during this difficult time in your family. I really liked Elwood! He had a lot joy in his personality. He was always kind.
    I wish you peace, and comfort to you and the children. I especially pray that your days will become better, lighter and to know that your journey together was a beautiful journey and it will always be your journey together to have and to hold close to your heart.
    If you need anything please call or text me!
    I love you dearly, you will always be my first “sister in law”
    Love Always and Be Blessed Always,
    Angela Sloan Pinkins

  13. Brother Elwood you be truly missed ill miss all laughter we had and all my cd you made for see you heaven.

  14. Carisa Valentine

    My deepest condolences to the Fleming family. Mr. Fleming was a joy to work with at Columbus City Schools. I will truly miss my co worker’s smile and his wonderful spirit. Rest peacefully Mr. Fleming.

  15. Ralph McNeal,Jr

    Hey Cousin Jackie,
    Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband Elwood. May he truly Rest In Peace….

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