John Quincy Lesley – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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JohnJohn Quincy Lesley, 82, went home to be with his Lord Monday, October 7, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was surrounded by his family sharing memories they had with Quincy. He was born July 4, 1931, in Itawamba County to James Henry “Jim” and Ouida Bell Hankins Lesley. He was named John Quincy by the doctor who delivered him. He was member of Greenwood Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He worked for Jesco for 46 years. He also worked at H. E. Bates Electric Company, Itawamba County Hospital maintenance, and Itawamba Community College maintenance, from where he retired. He was a Mason. He was a member of the ICC Board of Trustees from 1994 to the present. He was proud of his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a. m. Thursday, October 10, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Gary Smith, Bro. Gary O’Neal, and Bro. Roger Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Lesley (Sharon) of Fulton; two daughters, Patricia Pomeroy (Clint) of Natchez and Sandra Cooley of Mantachie; six grandchildren, Dare Cooley, Matt Lesley (Beth), Will Lesley, Olivia Lesley, Clinton Pomeroy, and Lesley Pomeroy Hughes (Tance); one great-grandchild, Jonathan Lesley; and a special friend, Catherine Shumpert and her family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nell Catherine Bates Lesley, who died Nov. 6, 2009; infant twin daughters, Linda and Brenda Lesley; one son, Marty Lesley; one sister, Deloie Lytal; and two sons-in-law, Darrell Cooley and Billy Fields.

Pallbearers will be Adam Bates, Kenny Bates, Kevin Hurt, Danny Sample, Sr., Danny Sample, Jr., and Richie Jones.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

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