Kathy M. Leonard

Published 10:06 am Monday, July 10, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Kathy Martin Leonard, age 64, passed away on July 6, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Leonard was born in Portsmouth, VA, on July 29, 1952, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rachel Harrell Martin. Kathy worked for the maintenance department at the NC Department of Transportation.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Martin; a sister, JoAnn Vann; and a step daughter, Veronica Bunch.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Floyd “Butch” Leonard; two daughters, Melissa Leonard, and Cindy Lassiter, both of Ahoskie, NC; two sisters, Jean Dilday, and Gwendolyn Ayers, both of Ahoskie, NC; two step daughters, Deanne Dilday and husband, Joe of Conway, NC, and Donna Place and husband, Neil of Creswell, NC; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Elmer Vann officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Cancer Society or to the family to help with medical and final expenses; or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search, then type Kathy Leonard.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Leonard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.