AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Leola Echols passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in her home. She was 83. Leola was born March 19, 1932 in Aiken, South Carolina. She was the fifth child born to the late John and Maggie Bussey. She obtained her formal education in Nyack, New York. Leola moved back to Augusta in 1980 with her late husband, William Echols. As a member of Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church, she served as a Deacon, and volunteered in the Agape Ministry and the Masters Table Soup Kitchen. Leola leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Maria Mickens and husband Kelvin of Brandywine, MD; two sons, David R. Walker of Augusta, GA, and Chris Echols and wife DeAwna of Atlanta, GA; sister Clara Gordon and husband Lester of Augusta, GA; brother Pierce Bussey of Newport News, VA; grandchildren, Cheyette Nelson of Waldorf, MD, Renee Smith and husband Joseph of Atlanta, GA, Valerie Walker of Augusta, GA, David R. Walker III and Penny of Augusta, GA, Jasmine Echols of Atlanta, GA, and Jessica Echols of Atlanta, GA; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church (USA), 2473 Golden Camp Road, Augusta, GA. Interment will be in Mount Olive Memorial Gardens. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Apr. 5 to Apr. 10, 2015