“So go ahead and give her the credit that is due, for she has become a radiant woman, and all her loving works of righteousness deserve to be admired at the gateways of every city!” Proverbs 31:31(TPT)
Earlene Leak was born November 5, 1959 in Lumberton, NC to the late Gaston G. Leak and Mary M. Leak. Surrounded by her family, Earlene graduated to Heaven on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.
Earlene was reared in Robeson County, NC with her eight siblings. She enjoyed going to church, especially Noon Day Bible Study and she loved to sing. Preparing family meals and gatherings was an extremely important way to spend her time. She believed in celebrating with family and many memories were created over hot meals prepared with love. Earlene was known for her signature dish, her famous rutabagas. If the family was eating, there was always hot fish, and Earlene’s rutabagas or pasta salad.
Earlene was educated in Red Springs City Schools and began a life-long career as an industrial worker throughout Robeson County. She was no stranger to hard work and she took great pride in maintaining a clean home and her stellar appearance. Earlene was particular about her hands and nails and she believed in always looking her best. Her smile could light up any room and her laugh was a cup of joy on any given day. Earlene loved hard and she loved well. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her beautiful daughters to be strong, independent women. She often honored their accomplishments and she always gave God praise for all of His many blessings.
Earlene devoted her life to serving God and serving others. She was raised in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she served with the United Voices. She later joined St. Joseph MRC Solid Rock Ministries where she served with the Solid Rock Ministries where she was a faithful member. Earlene loved her church and she attended and served diligently without complaining or offense. Earlene truly had a servant’s heart and everything she put her hands to, she completed with great pride and joy. Earlene was a true friend to many and she will be greatly missed.
Earlene enjoyed fellowshipping with the Birthday Club and being surrounded by her sister, and cousins who were like sisters to her. Earlene was generous, meek, honest, helpful, devoted, dedicated, giving, and a jewel to all. Earlene was a woman of great faith. No matter what she faced, she always declared God’s goodness. She believed the word of God, and she always rejoiced in His faithfulness.
Graduating to Heaven before her, sister, Rev. Diane McCrowre, survived by her husband, Dr. Ronald McCrowre Sr., her brothers, Gailon Leak and Jerry Leak survived by his wife, Zenovera and Carlton Leak.
Earlene’s bountiful legacy will live on in the hearts of her daughters: Atoria McAllister (Jerald McAllister, Father), Lavana Johnson (Laverne Johnson, Father), siblings: Neal Lea’Kes (Phyllis), Margaret Cooper, Brenda Jones (Glenn), and Danny Leak (Brenda); uncle: Grady McLean; aunts: Carrie Womack, and Gladys Leak; her dearest Best Friend, Ivan Howard and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
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