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Barbara S. Leach


Sunrise: June 9, 1936

Sunset: January 5, 2021

Barbara S. Leach passed away on January 5, 2021.

No Public Viewing Service Wednesday, Janaury 13, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Pamela Blanco says

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Leach, Goodrich and Mann families. Ms. Barbara had such a beautiful spirit that will be truly missed. May God give you comfort and strength during this time. Much Love, Peace and Blessings.

    The Blanco and Gary Family

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      Sherlene White says

      To the loved ones of Sister Barbara Leach, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. I pray that the Lord will provide strength, comfort, and peace during your time of bereavement. Sister Barbara will truly be missed. Matthew 5:4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!
      😢🌷❤⚘

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      Cynthia R Johnson says

      Conveying sincere condolences to the family of Lady Barbara S. Leach.
      Trusting that you will find comfort; in holding on to all the beautiful memories that were shared….
      Bert and Cynthia Johnson,

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    Carl Jackson says

    Words could never explain the Love that I have for “Mama Leach” as I affectionately referred to Her. God Blessed me to know Her and enjoy many moments of Laughter and Joy. I miss you dearly yet, I’ll never forget you. I’ll always listen for that “I Love Son.”

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    Donna Wood says

    To all the family and extended family of “Aunt Barbara,” I offer my sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Thank you for sharing her with so many people. She will always be remembered for her kind words and beautiful voice. Won’t forget her tuna and chicken salad. It was a blessing to be in her presence and to feel her love.
    Special thoughts for Carlotta, Bri, Dr. Amos, Karen, Sister Sindab, and Janette! Can’t remember her without thinking of you

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    Malaki Frazier says

    Sending my prayers and uplifting sounds to the family of “Aunt Barbra” Leach; Ms Carlotta, Bri, Sister Karen Reaves and family. May the comfort and love of the Holy Spirit rest on all of you in the days to come.
    Malaki 🙏🏾🎹🎼🎻

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    Leigh M. Burton, Sr. says

    May the Family continue to find comfort in knowing that Barbara is resting in the arms of Jesus. Her work on earth has ended. I leave John 14:1 with You. I My Fathers House are many Mansions, If it were not so I would have told You. Barbara is gone to Her mansion.

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    Sherae Harding-Griffin says

    To Carletta and family. Please know that the Hunt family join you in celebrating Aunt Barbara’s legacy. We love you and are praying for you. ‘Til we meet again…

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    Sherlene White says

    To the loved ones of Sister Barbara Leach, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. I pray that the Lord will provide strength, comfort, and peace during your time of bereavement. Sister Barbara will truly be missed. Matthew 5:4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!
    😢🌷❤⚘

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    Sherlene says

    To the loved ones of Sister Barbara Leach, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. I pray that the Lord will provide strength, comfort, and peace during your time of bereavement. Sister Barbara will truly be missed. Matthew 5:4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!
    😢🌷❤⚘

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    Donna L. Dabney says

    My deepest condolences to the Leach, Southall, Mann, Bremby and Reaves families. “Aunt Barbara” was a gentle soul who brightened the world with her smile. Small in stature but big in heart; she loved to praise the Lord, sing, cook and make everyone laugh. Her presence will definitely be missed. I pray you find comfort in each memory shared.

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      Cynthia R Johnson says

      Conveying sincere condolences to the family of Lady Barbara S. Leach.
      Trusting that you will find comfort; in holding on to all the beautiful memories that were shared….
      Bert and Cynthia Johnson,

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    Donna L. Dabney says

    My deepest condolences to the Leach, Southall, Mann, Bremby and Reaves families. Aunt Barbara was a gentle soul who brightened the world with her smile. Small in stature but big in heart; she loved to praise the Lord, sing, cook and make everyone laugh. Her presence will definitely be missed. I pray you find comfort in each memory shared.

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    Donna L. Dabney says

    My deepest condolences to the Leach, Southall, Mann, Bremby and Reaves families. Aunt Barbara was a gentle soul who brightened the world with her smile. Small in stature but big in heart; she loved to praise the Lord, sing, cook and make everyone laugh. Her presence will definitely be missed. I pray you find comfort in each memory shared.

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    Barbara Wright says

    You will truly be missed. Love you and see you again.

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    Deborah Brown says

    Sending my condolences to the family. I met Aunt Barbara in the late 1990’s when she would come to the Base to bring food to a friend. She always made me feel like family. Rest well my friend!

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    Shirley Brown Stewart says

    I Remember Mama in a Special Way

    To the family of Mama Leach:

    May U find comfort in the word of GOD for in the word of God we have a hiding place. Mother Leach taught me life’s most valuable lessons. To love God and his people.

    She never met a stranger. She met people right where they were. She told me to always keep fifty dollars in my wallet. Stock up on staples, buy more than 1 can of soup.

    She would say if your child can’t ask U, who do they ask? She told me I needed Triple-A so I got that and have had it for over 30 yrs. She told me to enroll in Verizon SSP (did that) she said U will need it 1 day.

    She truly showed me what a real friend was like. She excepted me for me.

    She loved German chocolate cake, corn beef, and cabbage, chicken, and dumpling, and I could add to those. She loved good food and plenty of it.

    She would say to me to watch Charles Stanley on TV.
    Through her aches and pains, she would always smile.
    She said she woke up early in the morning so she wouldn’t miss
    anything during the day. Sometimes she would let U have it only to turn around to help U out.

    Her songs were soothing and she spoke with wisdom and excellency, but sometimes You would hear her say such words like PUT TIN, AND PUT TONE. YOU would know that was the mother coming out of her. She had the gift of service and operated in it well. Even though I didn’t see or talk with her often, we would just pick up where we left off.

    I will miss her dearly. I am grateful for the lessons she taught me, now I can pass them on to others. I will always love her, she will always be in my heart.

    My co-worker, my friend, Mama Leach.

    Shirley Brown Stewart

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    Travonia Brown Hughes says

    I will miss Mama Leach. I will miss her strength, her wisdom, her friendship, her smile, her laugh, and her humor. She was a blessing from God. We were all better people simply because we knew her or were blessed to be around her. I am happy and I know that she was finally able to truly behold God in all of His Glory.

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    Maxine Brown says

    I pray that God will comfort, strengthen and give you peace. I also pray that this time will allow you to reflect upon all the joy that you once shared with your loved one and bring you fond memories.

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    Kimberly Gardner says

    Aunt Barbara always had pearls of wisdom to share with me and a voice that could stir the soul. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will truly be missed. Rest well in heaven aunt Barb.

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    Jacqueline Bradley says

    May you find comfort in knowing that God will give you peace that passeth all understanding. Barbara’s kind spirit and loving smile will truly be missed.

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    Sharon Walker says

    It was always a blessing to be in Sister Leach’s presence. My prayers will be with the family.

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    Angela Coffey says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and church family of aunt Barbara. She will be greatly missed but I’m so happy to know that she is now at rest.

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    Margerett S Moore says

    Margerett S.Moore My deepest sympathy in the lost of your one. She will be greatly missed by all of our families.

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    Felecia Johnson-Smith says

    Sister Leach was a special woman of God. She always had a pleasant smile and a kind heart for everyone, especially children. I remember when my 6 yr. old niece was crying; Sister Leach just stopped, hugged my niece, and talked with her about the issue. By the time the conversation was over, my niece was well and smiling. Sister Leach did not know my niece at all. She just saw a child crying and knew that a child needed some love.

    Family, you have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved. She was a beautiful Saint! God Bless You, and remember that it is an Honor before God to lay our loved ones to rest when we live in HIM!

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    Donna C. Darden says

    My sincere condolences to the family on your loss! God has truly gained an angel!

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    Rev. Annette Powell and Rev. Jeanette Phelps Richmond, VA says

    It is with deepest sympathy to the family of Sister Barbara Leach and the Josie Family. She was a beautiful person in spirit and in life. We know that she is now resting in the arms of her Savior. May the God of all Comfort give you strength and encouragement during your bereavement journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Deborah Revish Elliott says

    My condolences go out to Carletta, grandchildren and the family. I pray God continue to give you comfort and peace during this time and always. May God bless you abundantly. Stay encouraged in knowing you’ll one day meet again.💕💕

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    Suprenia Wade-Powell says

    This earthly realm has truly lost an angel! To us, Sister Barbara exemplified unconditional love, grace, and humility. Later on, as it was evident that she was very ill, she didn’t allow her body to impede her determination to give God His due, sincere praise and worship. I use “angel” intentionally because Sister Barbara Leach was a cherished elder, who guided with grace, redirected firmly, but embraced everyone with love and kindness. She was what we all envision in a godly mother/grandmother/godmother, or Nana! Rest in peace Mother, and we look forward to singing again on the streets of glory! To her family, we are praying for you and thank you for sharing Sis. Barbara. We are so much better for your gratuity! In His love, Darryl and Suprenia

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