Leek & Sons Funeral Home
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Bishop I.L. Taylor, 91, of Danville, made his transition from earth to glory, at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the V.A. Illiana Health Care System. He was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Oma, Miss.., the son of Cleveland and Minnie L. Walker...
Robert Lee "Kat Dobbs" Lewis, 71, of Danville, Ill., transitioned from this life Sunday, August 26, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.
Robert was born June 1, 1947, in Champaign, Ill., to Joseph D. and Nannie Lewis Riley.
Shawn D. "Bossman" Mullins, 43, of Danville, made his transition from this life on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
David or Lil David, as he was called by his family and childhood friends, was born July 9, 1975, in Danville to the late C.J. and Sally...
Joseph J. Holmes, nicknamed "Nico," passed this life at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
He was born September 23, 1954, the son of Joseph and Bernice Hassell Holmes.
Joseph was united in marriage to Jo-Ann Jackson in Danville, Ill.
James A. Petty Sr. departed this life on July 23, 2018.
He was born July 22, 1939 in Columbus, Miss., and moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the age of 3. James was the first born of three children.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member...
David Lee Johnson, 62, of Danville, passed this life Friday July 20, 2018.
He was born November 29, 1955, in Danville, the son of Engram and Bernice Turner Johnson.
David spent most of his adult life living in Champaign. He attended Danville...
Carl Eugene Austin of Danville, Ill., departed this life July 6, 2018, at the age of 52. Carl, known as "Buck" or "Bucky" to his family and friends, was born August 22, 1965, in Danville to Marietta and Milton Austin.
As a young boy, Carl loved...
Ruby Charlene Sanders, 85, passed this life on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Ruby (Charlene) was born in Cumberland City, Tenn., on March 16, 1933, to the late Ted and Judith (Davis) Lewis. She attended school in her hometown of Cumberland City. ...
C.J. Newell, 76, was called to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.
He was was born April 13, 1942, to Myrtis Walker and Sylvester Newell of Monticello, Miss.
On August 8, 1962, he married...
Hattie and Richard Hall, God-fearing parents, received a double blessing on January 7, 1932, in Covington, Tenn. Eddie Hall was the youngest of the new twin boys.
Growing up in Tennessee, Eddie spent his childhood years hunting, farming the land,...
James Bradberry was born January 24,1939, to the late James C. Bradberry and Ella Fair (Hubbard) Bradberry in Andalusia, Ala.
James affectionately was known as "Sonny" by his friends and family in New York and "Brad" to everyone in the Midwest....
Paul James Collins, affectionately known as "Jimmy Mikell," was born March 4, 1960, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. and Catherine Hooser Collins.
He made his angelic transition June 1, 2018, at OSF...
Rochonda Renee' Hodges, 36, of St Louis, Mo., met with her Heavenly Father at 7:39 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Rochonda Hodges-Lillard, known to many as "Shonda," "Ree" or "Ree Ree," was born to Elaine (Boyd) Lillard and Anthony Hodges on...
Elizabeth "Ann" Walker was born October 29, 1954, to Dorothy Jean Walker in Danville, Ill. She was later adopted by her maternal grandparents, Charles and Lizzie Mae Walker.
Ann accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age and later joined...
Cleavon Bankhead Sr. was born April 23, 1945, in Earle, Ark., to George and Susie Pearley Johnson Bankhead.
Cleavon married the love of his life, Viola Reed, on November 3, 1966, in Danville. To their union, two sons were born, Terrion C....
Nathan Smalls passed this life for a better home on May 4, 2018, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago.
Nathan was born November 18, 1994, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville to Damen Rowell and Lukresia Smalls.
Teresa A. Moreman, 59, of Danville, went to be with her Lord at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018.
She was born January 6, 1959, in Danville, the daughter of Frances W. Moreman and Patricia A. Yeazel.
Teresa leaves to cherish her memory her...
Susanna "Suk" Walker Smith, peacefully transitioned from this life at 10:44 a.m. April 14,2018, with loving family by her side.
Susanna was born Jan 8, 1924, in Prentiss, Miss., to Albert and Alice Walker.
She then married Walter Smith Sr. on...
Brittney Susanne Eleanor Ure was born on March 15, 1991. She was a beloved daughter, sister and niece. Brittney had the kindest heart and most beautiful soul. She would do anything she could to help anyone without hesitation. Brittney loved...
Linda Alene Criss peacefully transitioned from this life on March 5, 2018, with her loving sister, Judy, by her side.
Linda was born in Chicago on September 4, 1949, to the late Thomas Sylvester Lillard and Leona Criss.
She leaves to cherish her...
Gertrude C. Sims, was born in Cave City, Ky., Jan. 19, 1929. She was the daughter of William and Willia Cosby Datson. Gertrude made her transition on March 16, 2018, at the age of 89 at sunrise.
Gertrude was united in Holy Matrimony to Charles...
Our Lord, in His infinite wisdom, has called our Gail Robin Buford home to be with Him.
Gail was born in Danville, Ill., to Thomas M. and Barbara (Overstreet) Buford on June 26, 1960.
She was baptized and cultivated her strong faith in Christ at...
Elder Billy T. Cross, aka Bishop, 72, went on to be with the Lord on March 2, 2018.
Born in Union City, Tenn., on June 2, 1945, to the late Frelon Cross Sr. and Ida Lou (Tittsworth) Cross.
He graduated in 1962 from Miles High School in Union...
Nawassa Louise Walker Anding transitioned from the earthly home to her heavenly home on February 23, 2018, surrounded by a host of family and friends.
She was born March 7, 1931, to Charles and Lizzie Mae Barnes Walker in Prentiss, Miss.
Jerelene Bowden, 84, Danville, Ill., passed into eternal life at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018, surrounded by her family at OSF HealthCare in Urbana, Ill.
Jerelene was born in Sardis, Miss., on April 24, 1933. Survived by her only...