Obituary for Gerald E. Leonard


WILLIS, MI. -- Gerald E. Leonard, 61, of Willis, MI. died Wednesday (April 30, 2003) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI.
He was born July 23, 1941 in Wellsville, NY. a son of the late James H. and Elsie G. (Tyler)Leonard.
He was a member of Graceway Baptist Church, and was a self-employed contractor and enjoyed being a co-owner of the Perfect Image StylingSalon of Belleville, MI.
He was the beloved husband of Louise A. (Giles) Leonard and the dear father of nine children,Debbie (Bart) Eaton of Georgia, Darlene (Terry) Gibson of Saline, MI., Diane (Jimmy)Peterman of Ohio, Denise Leonard of Ohio, Jerry (Dawn) Mills of Jerome, MI., Jimmy Mills, Jodi(Mark) Argo, Karen (J.W.) Brown all of Belleville and Gail Ianni of Westland, MI. andgrandfather to 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.He was the brother of Edward (Hilda) Leonard of Ypsilanti, MI., Herman Leonard of PennYan,NY., Richard Leonard of Lawrenceville, PA., Clifford (Jeannette) Leonard of Woodhull, NY.,Frederick (Linda) Leonard of Wellsville and one sister Jeannette Ketchner of Bakersfield, CA.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Arthur Leonard and a granddaughterJessica Nicole Leonard.
A funeral service was held Sunday May 4, 2003 at the David C. Brown Funeral Home with Pastor James Southward officiating.
Reprinted with permission from the Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville, NY.