DAVIS, Leslyn Ida Leach
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Leslyn Ida Leach Davis departed this life and entered Glory on Sunday morning, June 15, 2014. It was Father’s Day and she went to meet her Father. Many of her family stood with her as she went. She was born in Meansville, Georgia, August 11, 1922. She worked her way through middle and high school at Berry Schools in Rome, Georgia and graduated with a degree to teach from San Jose State in California in 9144. During World War II, she worked as a welder on Liberty Ships in Richmond Harbor in California. No one was more patriotic than Leslyn. Thereafter she taught elementary school for 32 years, dispensing not just an education, but clothing, food, love and acceptance and life lessons. She married William Clarence Davis in 1946. They had three children, Jack Burton, Gayla Leslyn and Esther June. Her son, Jack, passed away in 1987 and her beloved Bill passed away in 1994. Leslyn has lived in Alabama for many years with her daughter, June and her husband, Mike Kennamer. Gayla and her husband, Larry Morrow, live in Suwannee, Georgia. Her daughters and sons-in-law filled her later years with family, love, laughter, trips and hands-on-care. Leslyn has five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She loved them all with great passion and dedication. The grandchildren are Christi (Holly), Will (Melissa), Laura (Ben), Chana (Don), Stephen (Katie), Melanie (Roger) and Adam (April). Her greats are Tanner and Tatum, Ava James, Jack, Vivienne and Oscar, Harper and Celia, Chloe and Colby, and Ava Madison. She invited the Lord into her heart and life at age 14 and determined then and there to live for Him. She never waivered. During her live she read in full and extensively notated scores of Bibles to share with each family member and many friends. Those Bibles are all over the country, just as she would want. They have been used in weddings, funerals and moments of crisis and celebration for decades. Leslyn will be honored at a service in Scottsboro at FBC on Tuesday, the 17th at 11:30 (visitation begins at 10:00 there) and in Canton, Georgia that evening at 5:00 Eastern at Sosebee Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest beside Bill by her family on Wednesday. Leslyn and her family were lovingly ministered to by many. Heartlite Hospice was diligent and kind to her for many months. Her Sunday School class was faithful to her. The staff of FBC showed love to her on a regular basis. And many others at church, around her home in Georgia and at Highlands and Cloverdale loved Leslyn. She will be sorely missed by many, but her influence will continue to be felt for generations to come. “Who can find a virtuous woman…”
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