She was known as “Bill” by her friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to all who knew her.
She was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church. She was a member of Eastern Star and Woven Heart Quilt Bee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Richard Wilson and Ora Bell Thompson Wilson; husband, Wayne H. Leach; sisters: Milly Turner, Mattie Shelton, Geneva Hagan, Wanda Rose Mendenhall and Barbara Wilson; brother, Melvin Wilson; two nieces: Darlene Monroe and Nilla June Rinehart; and great-nephew, John Rinehart.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Thomas R. (Tommy Sr.) and Betsy Leach of Cleveland; granddaughter, Laura T. Leach of Cleveland; grandson and his wife, Tommy Jr. and Beth Leach of Benton; great-granddaughter, Ruby Isabella Leach due in March 2013 of Benton; brother and his wife, Hugh O. Wilson and Laverne of Athens; sister, Ida Lou Griggs of Athens; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; also surviving include her special “practice” grandchildren: Marsa Garner and Jenny Alford; and her faithful caregivers and friends: Linda and Johnny Alford, Kathleen and Teddy Vore and Patricia Ogles.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Lake Walker and Tommy Leach (her grandson) officiating.
Interment will follow in the Benton Cemetery with John Ault, Micah Ault, Tim Sherlin, Dan Bettis, Bo Goforth and Johnny Alford serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or a charity of your choice in her memory.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Leach family guest book at www.fike.com.