Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 7, 2013

Madeline Justice Nelms Leake - 1930-2013

ASHLAND — Madeline Justice Nelms Leake, 82, of Ashland, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

She was born June 28, 1930, in Majestic, a daughter of the late Noah Litton and Louella Ingram Justice.

She had worked as a sales clerk for the Cox Department Store in Williamson, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Nelms; and a stepson, Thomas Evans.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Gold Star Women of America and American Legion Post 93 Kenova Auxiliary.

Madeline is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas E. Leake; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Guy and Theresa Leake and Frank and Roberta Leake; and a stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Evans.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with the Rev. Scott Byard officiating. Burial will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the funeral home.   

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

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