Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming, and originally of Spring Hill, Ala., went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, May 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Mortimer McBroom Wood; parents, Mamie and Walter Wheeler; and her sisters, Gladiese Wheeler Crumpler and Myra Wheeler Weatherford.
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Leoma grew up in Spring Hill, Ala. After finishing high school, she worked various jobs before marrying Mortimer (Mac) Wood, to whom she was happily married for 56 years. She was active in her church, Cumming First United Methodist, where she served in the Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels and Communion Services. She was fondly called Lee-Lee, a name given to her by her grandchildren. She courageously battled Alzheimers for the last 14 years and appreciated the loving care provided to her by her husband, her family and many caregivers.
She is survived by her daughters, Tina (Kevin) Newton of Hoover, Ala., Cathy (David) Crouch of Cumming; grandchildren, Callie Brooke Newton and Cole Patrick Newton; grand-dogs, Bunker and Gator. Other family includes nephews, Tillman (Patti) Fannin Wood III, Jeff (Donna) Crumpler, Woody Lacey Goode, and Douglas Goode; nieces, Pam Crumpler, Racquel (Kenny) Meury, Delores (Don) Fox, Brucie Goode, and Kitty Goode.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4, at 5 p.m. in the McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Private interment will follow on Monday, May 5, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cumming First United Methodist Church food pantry.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from May 2 to May 5, 2014