Edith Leslie


Edith Leslie, 98, a resident of Cleveland, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Edith was born on May 21, 1924, to James Lewis and Eliza Clark, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leslie, to whom she was married for 61 years; son, Gary Leslie; daughter, Kathy Walraven; five sisters; and six brothers.

She is survived by three daughters, Sherry Cross (Dennis), Joy Blackburn (Charles) and Patricia Clements (Wayne); and one son, Danny Leslie (Cheryl). Edith was blessed with 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Edith was a member of the Kinser Church of God and was known for her gentle spirit and her prayers. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, working on jigsaw puzzles and playing her guitar. Most of all, she enjoyed her family.

The funeral service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.

The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow the service at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, with Jacob Miller, Rick Bunnell, Mark Bunnell, David Miller, Chuck Blackburn, D.J. Leslie, Mykal Leslie and Jeremy Pike serving as pallbearers. The Rev. Green will officiate the graveside service. A release of white doves and playing bagpipes will conclude the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Leslie family guestbook at



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