FULTON – Jerry Wayne Leslie, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. He was born June 8, 1954, in Tupelo to Albert Leslie Jr. and Lillie Mae Harden Leslie. He received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Mississippi in 1977. At Ole Miss, he served as officer of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a kind-hearted and personable individual who never met a stranger. He was a very spiritual and gentle man who loved God, his family and his friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Wilson and the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Patrick Wayne Leslie (Victoria) of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Patrick Wayne Leslie Jr. and Olive Mackenzie Leslie; his sister, Rhonda Leslie Rick (Clay) of Fulton; one nephew, Trey Rick (Amanda) of Yukon, Okla.; one niece, Chelsea Rick of Vicksburg; a grand-nephew, Hudson Bourne Rick; and special friends, Lynn Mayhall and her little granddaughter, Navaeh Baker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Don Finger, Greg Davis, Joey Steele, Dwight McGee, Herman E. Hussey Sr. and John A. Leslie.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Michael Howell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Itawamba County Food Pantry, c/o Fulton United Methodist Church, 301 E. Main St., Fulton, MS 38843.
Online condolences may be shared at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.