ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Juanita Leonard, 84 years old, born on May 13, 1935, and passed away on April 10, 2020. We will remember her forever.
Posted by John F. Saddler on May 3, 2020
Bill & Mournita,

We know that the die of a loved one is consider a lost, but Paul said in Phil 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” For they have not only gained the Freedom from this World, but Gained Eternal Life in Heaven with all those family members that have made it over, to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. From Birmingham, Alabama We share our Peace and Love with you during this season of your life.

John & Jackie Saddler
Posted by Marjorie White on May 2, 2020
My condolences to the Leonard family. You may be gone but not forgotten. It was a pleasure to serve with you and your family in the Congregation. See you soon my dear sister.
Posted by Stephan Leonard on May 2, 2020
My mother....I learned so much from her. She would listen to my concerns and allow me to come to my own conclusions, but her smile and her laugh is what I will miss the most. Even with her health failing, she would still laugh. WOW. I also remember watching her cook, so when I asked how to make anything her advice was "imagine it in your mind. If you can imagine the taste, you know what ingredients to add". 4ever missed, always loved.
Posted by Patricia Brown on May 2, 2020
Bill,
Pat and I were truly saddened to here of Sister Leonard's death. Please take comfort in knowing Jehovah has deep love for you and family. May he grant you peace during this time of loss, Our prayers are with you.

Love you

your Brother and Sister
Richard and Pat Brown
Posted by Antrice Archer on May 2, 2020
We really enjoyed having the privilege of meeting the Leonards when serving their congregation.
We were very saddened to hear of the loss of both.
Brother Leonard and Mournita we pray Jehovah continues to hold your right hand and give you the comfort and endurance you need at this time. We love you very much and remember the new world is just around the corner.

Antrice & John Archer
Posted by Larry Johnson on May 2, 2020
Dear Willie and Mournita,

You both are very special, and close to my heart. I feel a pain deep within when I think of the tragic losses you have suffered. Please know that you are dearly loved!

May the words of our loving God Jehovah himself, comfort, protect, and provide soothing to the both of you in the days ahead:

"May Jehovah bless you and safeguard you. May Jehovah make his face shine upon you, and may he favor you. May Jehovah lift up his face toward you and grant you peace.”’ (Num. 6:24-26)
Posted by Mary Cook on May 2, 2020
May Jehovah bless you and keep you.
May Jehovah make his face shine toward you, and may he favor you.
May Jehovah lift up his face toward you and assign peace to you.
Numbers 6:24-26
Posted by Maria Alfaro on May 2, 2020
What we will miss about Sister Leonard is her big smile and warm hugs. Which usually followed after she had to get us straight with some firm, loving and encouraging words. We are heartbroken for your loss. Looking forward to Jehovah’s New World where tears of sadness will be replaced with tears of joy.

Love Eric, Maria, Jordan & Julian Tidwell
Posted by Adrianne Love on May 2, 2020
During this time may the family be blessed with love, comfort and peace. I will never stopped remembering the fun and exciting time we shared as a family. My deepest condolences to the Leonard family. God Bless you all.
Love Kelley Family.
Posted by Florida McCree on May 1, 2020
My Sincere sympathy to my dear friends. 
I will always remember your support and
love showed to our family thank you Br.
Leonard . Our prayers are with you and family John 5:28 All those will come forth
from the memorial tomb
Love you"ll
Florida McCree &Family
Posted by Carmen Hickman on May 1, 2020
Looking forward to seeing and talking with you soon in the new world where no one will say I am sick and death will be no more. Our prayers are with the family. May the God of all comfort continue to comfort the family Love..... The Hickmans
Posted by Terrie Coleman on May 1, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all in the leonard family in their time of lost. I will truly miss her tell it like it is attitude. A no nonsense sister. See you in paradise!!
Posted by Deborah Salley on May 1, 2020
sis Leonard was a very sweet and loving person, she was always giving out those good hugs, I felt very close to her and she is going to be missed. She will be looking for her family in the paradise that's soon to come, so we can find comfort in knowing that very soon Jehovah will unite us again,

To the Leonard family with Love
Posted by Diane Merriewether on May 1, 2020
Jehovah promise his faiftfu servants life everlasting we shall wait trusting always in what our heavenly Father promise us. So with that thought in mind , hope to see u in God's new world.
Posted by Tracey Merriewether on May 1, 2020
The day we will welcome our love ones will be a “GREAT DAY”....... oh how I remember you.....I all ways sent my through words.....until that day
Posted by Pamela Oneal on May 1, 2020
To Bill and the entire Leonard family from the family of Gussie and Jasper Leonard, Pittsburgh, PA. Those of us who've been through great loss know that from then on, our days will be different. There's and ache...that becomes duller with time...but never really leaves. Things hit us out of the blue. In time, when the pain of our sorrow begins to fade we realize like never before that life has a fragile beauty, and we're forever changed. We are so sorry for the heartache you're feeling. We are praying for comfort and peace...for strength when the days are long...and for eyes to see God's healing love in ways only your heart can know. We love you and we are here for you...just a phone call away. God bless you all, Love Pam and Jeanine O'Neal, Tarina Austin, Justin Franks, Terrance, Tanis, Julian and Alexis Leonard.

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Posted by John F. Saddler on May 3, 2020
Bill & Mournita,

We know that the die of a loved one is consider a lost, but Paul said in Phil 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” For they have not only gained the Freedom from this World, but Gained Eternal Life in Heaven with all those family members that have made it over, to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. From Birmingham, Alabama We share our Peace and Love with you during this season of your life.

John & Jackie Saddler
Posted by Marjorie White on May 2, 2020
My condolences to the Leonard family. You may be gone but not forgotten. It was a pleasure to serve with you and your family in the Congregation. See you soon my dear sister.
Posted by Stephan Leonard on May 2, 2020
My mother....I learned so much from her. She would listen to my concerns and allow me to come to my own conclusions, but her smile and her laugh is what I will miss the most. Even with her health failing, she would still laugh. WOW. I also remember watching her cook, so when I asked how to make anything her advice was "imagine it in your mind. If you can imagine the taste, you know what ingredients to add". 4ever missed, always loved.
her Life
JUANITA LEONARD
MAY 13TH, 1935 – APRIL 10TH, 2020
Juanita Leonard was born in Birmingham, Alabama on May 13th, 1935. One of four children of the late Jimmy Lee and Emma Mack. Juanita grew up close to her siblings, Arthur, Anna Mae and Mary. Her sisters would prove to be instrumental in her life.

Juanita Was living in New Jersey and her sisters in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. When her sister was pregnant and needed help, Juanita went to assist. Although she had no intention of staying, that is what she did. Juanita was able to find work and it was on her job, that she met the man that would be her dear husband for over 60 years. It was on September 26, 1959 that she said I do to both Willie Leonard and his young son Willie Leonard Jr. She took on the responsibility of both wife and mother. Their union produced five more children. Three girls: Mournita, Zenith and Yvette. And two boys: Stephen and Christopher.

Juanita loved taking care of her family. Whether it was cooking or packing up the family for a trip, she gave them what they needed. Her loving nature also extended beyond her household, she was known for being outgoing and encouraging to her many friends.

It was after the growing family moved to Detroit, Michigan that Juanita’s sisters would once again prove to be instrumental in her life. During a visit from Pennsylvania her sisters would share the daily text and comments from the Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses. When it was time for them to leave, she asked them about her getting the text book. Shortly thereafter, Coleman and Cora Lewis knocked on her door. A bible study was started with her and her husband, in December 1972 they were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Juanita was a strong servant of Jehovah and she was happy at the Kingdom Hall. Her failing health hampered her in her finale years, but her friends remember that she was always in field service and would have kind words and hugs for them. She was a good person to know.

Juanita’s daughter Zenith Marie Leonard preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Anna Mae McBride and Mary Townsend.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband, Willie Leonard; her brother Arthur L. Mack (Patricia); her children, stepson Willie Leonard Jr. (Marion); Mournita Leonard; Yvette Johnson (Wilford); Stephen Leonard and Christopher Leonard. Her grandchildren: Demond, Tiffany, Whitney, Rasheda, Shawnell and Justin. Four great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends also mourn her passing.


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Shared by Debra McMurtry on May 4, 2020
As you remember your loved one, may your sadness lessen as time goes by and only beautiful memories of her remain in your heart. May Jehovah comfort you with friends and family. My prayers are with you.
Shared by Kelly Scott on May 1, 2020
To the family,
May Jehovah continue to provide u comfort. Please know that whatever we can do, we are willing.
Kelly & Terry Scott