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Leo Irvin Leake

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Columbia for Leo Irvin Leake, 96, of Columbia, who passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Meridian. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Dr. Bryant Barnes will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Columbia.

Mr. Leake was born in Wilkinson County on June 18, 1922 to Sam and Jane Leake. He attended Pearl River Junior College and after serving in the military during World War II, pursued a degree at Mississippi State University. He married Camille Quin in Columbia. After working in Cleveland and Clarksdale they came to Columbia where he was a postal clerk for many years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, taking leadership roles which included serving as deacon and Sunday School director.

Preceding him in death are his wife, his parents, five brothers, Oscar Leake, Johnnie Joe Leake, Sam O. Leake, Jr., Kenneth Leake, Clyde Leake, and three sisters, Lula Mae Leake, Huldah Jane Massey, Zadie E. Branyon.

He is survived by two sons, Raymon Leake (Gloria), of Meridian, Donald Leake (Deborah), of Mantachie; one daughter, Regina Allen, of Columbia; six grandchildren, Jennifer Kasselman (Heath), of Enterprise, Benjamin Leake (Shea), of Meridian, Amy Johnson (Daniel), of Clarkdale, Jonathan Allen (Stephanie), of Boone, North Carolina, Joel Allen (Sarah), of Kalispell, Montana, Juliana Price (Judd), Vanceboro, North Carolina; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Heath Kasselman, Benjamin Leake, Jonathan Allen, Daniel Johnson, Joel Allen and Judd Price.
Honorary pallbearers will be First Baptist Church deacons and the Hugh Dickens Sunday School Class.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Leo Irvin Leake
June 18, 1922 - April 28, 2019





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