Cleophas “Cleo” Jerome Peebles, age 62, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan, surrounded by his loving family. Throughout his life, Cleo devoted himself to caring for those he cherished, spreading his contagious sense of humor, and instilling in his children the values of kindness and compassion. He was an exceptional father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Left to cherish his memory are his son Cleo III, daughters Samora and Lili, mother Marion, sisters Lisa and Sharon, as well as his co-parent and former wife, Karen.
The impact of Cleo’s nurturing nature and genuine warmth reached far beyond his immediate family. He was a beacon of light in the lives of his loved ones, always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Cleo’s passing leaves a void not only in his family’s hearts but also in the wider community that had the privilege of knowing him.
In remembrance of Cleo’s legacy of compassion towards all living beings, those wishing to commemorate his life may consider making a donation to Second Chance Animal Rescue in Windsor or a food bank of their choice. The selflessness Cleo demonstrated in his lifetime serves as an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him.
A celebration of Cleo’s vibrant life will be held in both Windsor and Farmington Hills, providing an opportunity for all who were touched by his spirit to come together and share memories, laughter, and stories of his profound impact. Cleo’s memory will be forever treasured by those whose lives he touched, and his legacy will live on through the love and compassion he instilled in his children.