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Leonard Ray Pelfrey

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Leonard Ray Pelfrey Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a kind, gentle soul. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family when the Lord called him Home on May 8, 2015. Born November 28, 1950, Leonard was 64 and a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident.

Leonard was a saved and faithful member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Yuba City, where he served as a deacon along side his Pastor and best friend, Bro. Albert Runyan. He was also a member of the church's musical group, "The Ton of Fun". He loved the Lord and his Church with all his heart.

He will always be remembered by his loving wife of 42 years, Georgeie; his daughters, Missy Ayotte (Mike), Angie Cooper (Brian), Mandy Dollins (Randy); his sons, Josh Pelfrey (Amanda), Scott Pack; son-in-law, Darin Dollins (Jen) and his sisters, Jody Bryce, Kathy Russell, Betty Sanders; his beloved mother - in - law Doris Pack and sister-in-law, Kay Holcomb. His 15 grandchildren, Abbey, Riley, Mario, Taylor, Briana, Landon, Maya, Ella, Caleb, Brody, Ava, Mattie, Joshua, Bentley and Hudson along with many nieces and nephews that will miss their "Papa" and his wonderful ways.

In his leisure time he served as the "tool man" to family and friends; a loyal fan to his children and grandchildren, and a most devoted, dedicated worker to Bear Ridge Youth Camp. He loved the outdoors, music and spending precious time with his sweetheart Georgeie.

Leonard was employed by Sutter Cemetery District where he served dutifully for 42 years before retiring in 2014. During his time at the cemetery, he received numerous awards but none meant as much as when he was awarded the "Honorary Life Membership of the Public Cemetery Alliance". Throughout his career, he was a true testimony before God and found a home in bringing comfort to others in their time of need.

Through his illness he was most patient and brave, a beautiful example of Christian fortitude. During his short life he endeared himself to all who knew him by his cheerful light hearted disposition and loving ways, carrying sunshine and joy wherever he went. He leaves behind a rich harvest of memories to cherish, honor and emulate.

On Leonard's final journey home he was greeted by his father and mother, John and Anna May Pelfrey; brother, Bobby Pelfrey: and beloved brother/sister-in-law, David and Patty Pelfrey.

A viewing will be held at Holycross Memorial on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 5 to 7 pm.

A memorial service will be held at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 1724 Hooper Road, Yuba City, 95993 on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11 am. Interment will be immediately following the services at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter CA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bear Ridge Youth Camp would be appreciated. 1724 Hooper Road, Yuba City, CA 95993

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Published in Appeal Democrat from May 12 to May 13, 2015
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