PORTSMOUTH — Katherine Caroline Craft Leslie Charles, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 21, 2014 at SOMC with her family at her side. Katherine was born Sept. 20, 1940 in Portsmouth, the daughter of the late Strother and Fannie Mae Stephens Craft.
Katherine was also preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Charles and Carl Leslie; one son, Billy Edward Leslie; brothers, Raymond, Clarence, Willard, Mike and Richard Craft; grandchildren Katie, Travis and Tyrone Leslie and Timothy Cantwell. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend. She had a huge heart and was always there to lend a helping hand to all that knew her.
Katherine is survived by daughters, Pamela Leslie, Carla (William) Cook, Tonya (James Cullum) Plummer, Barbara White, Crystal (Ray Cook) Leslie and Tammy Leslie; one son Carl Leslie; sister, Barbara Stevens; two brothers, Roger and Ellis Craft; 21 very special grandkids, 35 great grandkids and 2 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. , Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at the Adkins-Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Friends may call at Adkins-Brant from 12 noon until the funeral hour on Sunday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com