Lillie Bell Leaks

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mrs. Lillie Bell Leaks, 88, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.

Born at Hermondale, Missouri, on Dec. 27, 1925, to Leslie and Rosie Beck Leaks, she was a 1943 graduate and her high school diploma was a prized possession. She was a member of Carters Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

She moved to Houston six years ago and returned to Blytheville a few weeks ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Leaks Sr.; and her son, Albert Adams.

Mrs. Leaks leaves three daughters, Rosie Hall and Carol Leaks, both of Houston, and Sharon Leaks of Blytheville;

Two sons, Edgar (Martesa) Leaks of Jonesboro and Anthony (Tracey) Leaks of Atlanta; and

Twenty-two grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Carters Temple CME Church, Eighth and Rosamond streets, Dr. Jeff Flannigan, pastor. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hayti.

Arrangements are by McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.