Betty Jean Leach

Betty Jean Leach

Near the cross I watch and wait, Hoping and trusting ever; 'Til I reach that golden strand, It's just beyond the river. The Family Tribute Our Mother taught us everything… except how to live without her. Miss Betty Jean Leach, “aka” B.J., 74, of 301 Fern Hill Road, Troutman, was born in Catawba County, North Carolina on May 12, 1946. She was raised by Betty Louise Ramseur Leach and the late Paul William Leach. She departed this life on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina following an extended illness. She attended the Iredell Statesville Schools and was employed by Iredell Statesville Schools. She was employed by Cannon and Burlington Mills for many years until their closures. Betty Jean continued working at Lakeshore Elementary and Middle Schools as a cafeteria worker until she eventually retired. She was a member of Joy Delight Commandment Keeping Church where she served as the President of the Usher Board and President of the Hospitality Committee. She was also a member of the Bells Crossroads Home Extension Club. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Edward Leach and Ricky Wrenn Leach. She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her mother, Mother Betty Louise Ramseur Leach; one son, John (Kellie) Leach of the home; two daughters, Dorothy Leach of Troutman and Angela Leach of Statesville; one grandchild, Mahalia Leach of Troutman; three sisters, Evangelist Clara Rucker and Bernice (Samuel) Sharpe, both of Troutman and Patricia Ellis of Statesville; one brother, Pastor Walter (Beverly) Leach of Troutman; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Cry for me just a little while, Laugh smile and rejoice and Remember the life we shared along the way. I know in our hearts you will be missed. Cry for me just a little while, Laugh a lot, smile a lot Rejoice forever! Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, May 29, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Elder Shannon Cherry will officiate and Pastor Walter Leach will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Joy Delight Church Cemetery in Troutman. General Public viewing will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 until 7:00 p.m. and resume on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY. At THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, THEY DO NOT WANT ANY PICTURES NOR VIDEO. Visit the Book of Memories for Miss Leach at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Leach family.
May 12, 1946 - May 24, 202005/12/194605/24/2020
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Near the cross I watch and wait,Hoping and trusting ever;'Til I reach that golden strand,It's just beyond the river.The Family TributeOur Mother taught us everything…except how to live without her.Miss Betty Jean Leach, “aka” B.J., 74, of 301 Fern Hill Road, Troutman, was born in Catawba County, North Carolina on May 12, 1946. She was raised by Betty Louise Ramseur Leach and the late Paul William Leach. She departed this life on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in States...

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