Margaret Hazel Taylor Leonard, 91, widow of Newton Cecil Leonard, died February 19, 2014 at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Thomas Arthur and Mattie Emma Fowler Taylor, she was a retired employee of Union Carbide and the oldest charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, former secretary and treasurer, and former choir member.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Leonard Bishop and her husband, Robert of Woodruff; a son, Terry Leonard of Woodruff; four grandchildren, Robbie Bishop, Jessica B. Robinson, Brandon Leonard, and Ryan Leonard; and five great-grandchildren, Jaeden, Camden, Aerieana, Keilana, and Peyton Robinson.
Mrs. Leonard was predeceased by nine sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. James Mullinax (Preacher Buddy) and Rev. Sonny McAbee. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the church.
The family is at the home.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com
Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 21, 2014