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Fay Woody Leach

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LEACH, FAY WOODY, after 71 years of life, Fay Woody Leach passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, surrounded by family members. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Chuck S. Leach and three children Dawn E. Leach, Kimberly D. Leach and John Seth Leach and by hundreds of friends considered family. She was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. She was born in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in Durham, NC. She attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville where she met her husband. She earned a doctorate of education at SBTS, the first woman to do so. Fay taught deaf students at Manual High School, taught at Bellarmine College, and worked in educational research at the American Printing House for the Blind. Her spirit, determination and passion for the joys she found in life touched many others. She gave love and support freely to others and received abundantly in return. She was surrounded by much love and support during her own six-year battle with ovarian cancer. Her battle with cancer highlighted a powerful spirit and drive that made her an inspiration. She brought great joy to those who were lucky enough to know her. She touched the lives of many people here and around the nation in ways we could have never expected. Visitation will be at Heady-Cralle Funeral Home on Frankfort Ave., Sunday, from 3 -7 p.m. On Monday, there will be a brief visitation at Crescent Hill Baptist Church at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. service. There will be a private interment at Cave Hill Cemetery. In lieu of cut flowers, expressions of love can be coordinated with Crescent Hill Baptist Church's meditation garden, or given to Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (502) 708-1625.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2008
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