She was born on Dec. 28, 1974, to Johnnie and Ida Quarterman at Fort Stewart Army Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga.
She received an associate’s degree from Valdosta (Ga.) State University. She earned both her bachelor’s of science and her master’s of education in educational leadership from Lee University in Cleveland. She married the love of her life, Arthur Roy Uddyback Sr., on March 21, 1998. She was a devoted wife, mother and a true testament of a virtuous woman (Proverbs 31:10).
She loved children. She was a pre-K assistant at Children’s Friend Learning Center (Valdosta, Ga.), lead pre-K teacher at Tulsa (Okla.) Community College Child Development Center and most recently worked as an inclusion teacher at Walker Valley High School (Cleveland).
She was an active member of North Cleveland Church of God, where she worked with special needs children.
To meet her at the gates of Heaven is her daughter, Amari Kauai Ida Uddyback.
To cherish her memory are her devoted husband, Arthur Roy Uddyback Sr., of Cleveland; her children: Audrianna Uddyback (Cleveland), Arthur Roy Uddyback Jr. (Valdosta), Alexandria Williams (Valdosta), Aaron Uddyback (Cleveland); loving parents, Bishop Johnnie and Ida Quarterman (Valdosta); grandparents, John and Ethel Holmes (Midway, Ga.); three best friends and sisters: Sharon Quarterman (Midway), Tasha (Myron) Allen (Ellenwood, Ga.) and Tramaine Quarterman (Atlanta); two adorable grandchildren: Adyson Taylor and Aaidyn Uddyback; sisters and brothers-in-law: Sue (Dwight) McDougal, Cottrelle Hunter, June Burgman, Cleveland Adkins, Helon (Sam) Roberson, Richard (Sylvia) Uddyback and Lawanna Sims; nieces and nephews she helped to raise: Lateia, Jasmine, Xavier, Danyala and Madison; a host of aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends: Rita Ready, Kathy Blocker and Wendy Hammer.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Dixon Chapel of North Cleveland Church of God, 335 11th St. N.E., Cleveland TN 37323, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. Final glance will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
The burial will take place in Midway, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Lequesia and/or your personal condolences with her family at her memorial Web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Uddyback family with these arrangements.