- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 24, 1919
- Date of passing: Dec 11, 1988
|Let the memory of Leora be with us forever|
"Its me again Momma...guess you already know about this year's loss: Shante, Linda, Evette, Areatha, Sue, Josie Pearl and Martha's son Eugene. Our family is growing from the bottom and dropping of from the top. I am one of the elders now and that being said, I think often of the time when I will sleep with you...Say hi to Rias, Tarpon & Daddy for me. Lord I miss you all so much...."
"Hi Momma. It seems to me that my time here is nearing an end. I don't know how much longer I have, but certainly nothing near to what God has graciously bestowed upon me, 68 yrs. Just wanted to say thanks for your beautiful hand in blessing me with the gifts to survive and thrive life. Daphne has become so beautiful/ She is so much like you. She has a lil girl, you would love her so much. Kanaan is so intelligent."
"Happy Belated Birthday Auntie sorry for not reading my emails in a timely fashion, but know that you are truly missed,your words of wisdom and family love and unity continue to live through your beautiful ,very knowledgeable daughter BETTY J.,and her very special daughter Daphane,,Bettys Christian teachings are so encouraging ,what would we do without her,,LOVE U,MISS U"
"Hey my Auntie ,you are truly missed yes you have a lot more company now so i know there's lots of laughter surroundiing you,,you instilled just how important education was in me you always had lots of books in your home for us to read,you were always there for Momma,you were my rock at her burial,SO THANKFUL FOR BETTY,you did a great job she's just like you,,missing you Auntie"
"Just left a note for Aunt Lena. Know yall had a ball when Frances & Tarpon got there. I know that Aunt Koki was happy to see Little Richard and her husband Uncle Richard and baby Denise. I miss you so much, but you left me with a special gift--a big part of yourself. Thank you beautiful."
"Well Momma, its three day before Mother's Day. I am sure Frances children & grandchild will have a tough time this first year. I did. However, God has blessed me to grow stronger. I still miss you terribly, but am glad for the years you spent wit"
"Dearest Mom, I miss you so much. I no longer have Frances, I guess you may know. I do have little Kanaan, Daphne's daughter. She reminds me of who I believe I was as a toddler, busy. Though, nothing takes your place."
"Hi Momma. As I told you, Daphne is a wonderful Assistant Princia;. She is a good mom and you would be very proud of her. She is away at Principal's Conference and I have Baby Kanaan."
"Auntie I miss you. I still remember you having the patience with me, Because my mother didn't. You made clothes for me. Thank You Love Peter"
"Celebrated Father's Day and Tone came in late afternoon. I said too much, but I was so full. Yard is a mess and he's either sleeping, hanging out or just nothing. Daph says he depressed. Whose fault?"
"Mom, Kanaan had another bug and Daphne goes flying to the ER. They diagnosed it as a viral infection; will pass in couple of days.
Our people perish because they don't know. Hosea was right Mom."
"Mama, Johnnie graduated yesterday and what a nice graduation. You would have been happy and I know Aunt Julie B is tickled about her Big Sister's legacy."
""Hey Big Momma" I never really got a chance to meet you but if feels as if I know you through your daughter Gma Bettye. She has taught me so much and I have grown drastically from her teachings"
"hello Big Momma thanks for letting grandma bettye in this world ily both very much. This house my grandma living in is like a second home and am really sad i didnt get to see bye. ily (antonia)"
"RayRay graduated H.S. and has been accepted at Southern. Four down and three to go. You were right in that dream, it hasn't been too bad. We have made some great strides. Thank God!"
"Hey Mom, just a note to say that Daphne is taking Kanaan and her dad for breakfast and pictures. They looked so good. Daphne is turning into a real mom. You would be very proud."
"Well Memorial Day spent peacefully and quietly. I remembered all those who has departed and was happy in rmembering you. I am deeply indebted to you for raising me in the right way. Thanks Mom."
"Say Momma, I am holding Daphne's little girl Kanaan Leora Marie. She is a beautiful baby doll, 6 mos. She has what you used to call long lasting good looks."
"Hey Momma. So thankful for RayRay who was welcomed to the University at Carbondale. She is so excited. You were right, it has all turned out to be okay."
"Hi Big Ma just saying that i heard alot about you and that i wonted to say thank you for raising someone special Bettye Sherrod she have been a good help to me and my family and i thank GOD for her"
"To Big Momma. Just a few words to say that you are really missed.I will never forget the way you kept this family together.I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and i thank you for your daughter Betty"
"Hi Mama, just wanted to share that I think I have been able to get johnnie into the Urban Prep HS for boys. Please lend any support from heaven that you can."
"A loving and caring person that I miss very dearly. I thank you for teaching us all how to be gentle, kind, and strong. Love always Andre."
"Hi Mom, I know that you Tarpon, and Aunt Tig, Big Mama and your other siblings rejoices over the good news about this family. Brittany is going to be a doctor. Ain't that good news."
"A truly great woman that I will always miss. Big Mama taught me to respect the house of the Lord and for that I am truly grateful."
"I am so glad that you taught me who Jesus is at an early age. I have had to rely on your words of wisdom so many times; I could not have made it without them. Thank you beautiful Lady."
"Mom, it's been 22 years since you went home to Glory. Seems like yesterday we were sharing something only understood by us. How I miss you. Confidant that I'll see you again. Bettye Jean"
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