Mrs. Leila Heard McIntosh

Published 1:10 pm Friday, April 27, 2018

LANETT — Mrs. Leila M. Heard McIntosh, a resident of Barnegat, N.J. and former resident of Lanett, Ala., died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. EDT from Holy Family Catholic Church, Lanett, with Father Gali Balaswamy presiding.  Public viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1 until 7 p.m. EDT at Davis Memorial Mortuary in Valley.

Mrs. McIntosh was a 1954 graduate of Lanier High School, later graduating from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education.  She retired as an educator teaching at Stony Brook Elementary School in New Jersey for over 25 years and in Florida for ten years at Elliott Point Elementary School.

Leila was a very active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Barnegat, N.J., where she served as an extraordinary minister of the eucharist, sat on the parish council and supported numerous church fundraisers, committees and pilgrimages.

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When visiting Lanett, she faithfully attended Holy Family Catholic Church and regularly attended bible study at Mount Hermon Baptist Church, her home church. She was united in marriage for 41 years to the late Cleophus McIntosh.

A legacy of love is entrusted to her survivors:  three devoted and loving sons, Leonardo McIntosh, Cleophus Delano McIntosh and Anthony (Jennie) McIntosh; six grandchildren, Anita Barker (Fred) Warner, Aquinus Griffin, Tameka Ray, Ashley (Carlos) Cannon, Mario McIntosh and Cleophus Maxwell McIntosh; ten great-grandchildren; nephews, Homer (Mildred) Heard, Bob (Susie) Heard, Fob (Brenda) Heard, Jamie (Janice) Heard and Kim (Paula) Heard; nieces, Vicki Cuthbert, Mikele (Charles) Traylor, LaSha Heard and Tracey (Joe) Kendrick; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Mae Dixon Barker Floyd; sister-in-law, Vera McIntosh (Cleophus) Thompson; and, a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

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