Cynthia Lemon – Wife of Meadowlark Lemon, the Clown Prince of the Harlem Globetrotters
Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary former star of the Harlem Globetrotters has passed away at 83. He was best known for his water-in-a-bucket trick which earned him fame across sports.
Cynthia Lemon, his wife, is both an ordained minister and Naturopathic doctor who practices preventative healthcare.
Early Life and Education
Lemon was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he first discovered his passion for basketball. As a child he made his own hoop from an onion sack and coat hanger and perfected the half-court hook shot that became his trademark shot.
He leveraged his fame by appearing in various television programs, such as The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (in 1979) and an episode of Alice, along with New Scooby Doo movies and Charmin toilet paper commercials. Additionally, he provided voiceover work for Pinky and the Brain cartoon series.
He was an ordained minister who often spoke at churches and leadership conferences. Additionally, he provided generous support for numerous charitable and foundation efforts such as Salvation Army, police officer charities and children’s hospitals.
Lemon was well-known during her career for her antics on the basketball court, earning her the moniker “the Clown Prince of Basketball.” Additionally, she gained notoriety as an inspirational speaker and business consultant.
Lemon continued her involvement with sports after retiring from basketball, coaching the Harlem Globetrotters and playing on numerous professional teams.
Lemon’s community engagement extends well beyond her work in business and television, as she actively supports numerous charities that benefit Native American athletes as well as helping support young Native athletes themselves. As recognition for this work she received the John Bunn Award from the National Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to all that, she is mother to four children as well as grandmother to two.
Achievement and Honors
Lemon has earned numerous accolades and recognitions for her efforts. As an active board member in Chicago’s Public School system for over three decades – overseeing North, South and Central schools through various roles – as well as serving 17 years as administrator within this district, Lemon has received multiple awards and honors for her service.
Meadowlark Lemon, best known for his role on the Harlem Globetrotters and receiving recognition as “Clown Prince” of basketball from the International Clown Hall of Fame, died at age 83 in 2015. She and Meadowlark Lemon shared four children.
In 2000, the Basketball Hall of Fame bestowed upon Lemon its highest honor outside enshrinement – John Bunn Award. She and her husband own Meadowlark Lemon Ministries a non-profit dedicated to improving lives and shifting perceptions around the globe.
Meadowlark Lemon, better known as the “clown prince” of basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters, played 22 years for them and traveled over 100 countries during this time. She currently resides with him.
Meadowlark Lemon Ministries was formed to fulfill this purpose and they collaborate with various outreach ministries, charities, foundations and foundations including wounded warriors’ programs as well as military hospitals, children’s schools, YMCA’s, Salvation Armies as well as police and firemen charities.
Lemon is the proud mother of Julian and Jonathan and has numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in her community. As a vegetarian who promotes whole food dairy-free cooking on her show, she enjoys helping people take control of their health step-by-step through mealtimes.
Legendary basketball player known as the ‘Clown Prince’ of the Harlem Globetrotters passed away peacefully on December 27, 2015 at age 83. He touched millions with his incredible performances.
Lemon played thousands of games with the Globetrotters over his career and received many honors, such as receiving the John Bunn Award in 2000 and being honored with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Lemon was featured in various television shows and commercials such as The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine, Hello Larry, and Grammy-nominated Fun & Games video. He married twice and had ten children; George, Donna, Beverly, Jonathan Robin Jamison Angela Caleb.
Cynthia Lemon’s wife Cynthia is a Naturopathic Doctor who has extensive experience working with people of all backgrounds to promote optimal health. Cynthia has conducted private seminars covering Basic, Scriptural and Sports Nutrition.