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Leigh Anne Marquis

Leigh Anne Williams Marquis, age 55, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Bro. Steve Huber will officiate the services.

Leigh Anne was born on June 21, 1962 to Jimmy Ray and Mary Nell (Land) Williams in Cleveland, MS. She married James Gary Marquis, Jr. on March 13, 1999 in Cleveland. She was a 1980 Cleveland High School Graduate. She graduated from Delta State University with BS in Business Administration in 1984. Leigh Anne started work at the age of 18 with her father at the Delta State University Book Store. She then merged into the US Post Office on the Delta State Campus where she obtained Postmaster, she retired after 26 years of service.  After her retirement she worked part time for Nehi Bottling and Company in Cleveland, MS. Leigh Anne was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was an avid follower of Delta State sports. Leigh Anne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Jimmy Ray Williams.

She is survived by husband of 18 years, James Gary Marquis, Jr. of Cleveland, MS. Mother, Mary Nell Land Williams of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Evelyn Denise (Chris) Hudson of Shaw, MS. Sister, Meg (Harry) Howarth of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Jennifer (Trent) LaMastus of Cleveland, MS. 4 grandchildren; Austin Smith, Ryan Smith, Jacob Hudson, and Kameron Hudson. Neices and nephews; Lee (Brittany) Howarth and their children Trace, Brynn and Faith Howarth, Will (Cathy) Howarth and their children Avery Carter and Harrison Howarth, Claire Howarth (Sy) Wilson and their children, Sam Harris and Charlotte Wilson, Laura Howarth (Reed) Abraham and their children, Strickland and Mary Grace Abraham and Trent, Tuck and Megan LaMastus.


Pallbearers are Ryan Smith, Jacob Hudson, Lee Howarth, Will Howarth, Sy Wilson, Reed Abraham, Trent LaMastus and Tuck LaMastus.   

Memorials may be made to the Delta State University Athletic Department c/o Development Office Box 3141 DSU Cleveland, MS 38733.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net


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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Megan Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM

To the family and friends,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
After God cleans off the earth of all the wicked people, then he will bring our loved ones back to life. At that time there will be no more sickness, old age or death. Please read Psalm 37:9-11, 29 and Isaiah 33:24. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
If you would like a free Bible study to bring you comfort, you may ask any one of Jehovah's Witnesses to make arrangements.

BL Qualls Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Nell, my heart goes out to you. To lose a child has to be the most devastating thing a parent has to endure. God Bless you and her family.

Tommy Givens Nov 27 2017 12:00 AM

Sweet Sweet Memories Always of Leigh Ann. I can Still Remember her Raspy laughing Voice. Our School Days were Special and getting on Through years we all go our Separate Ways hoping our Lives will meet again some Day.
Gone to Soon My Friend. Prayers for Her Families who will Struggle in days, months, and years to come.
May you Find Everlasting Peace with God's Strength.
Lacy Blackwell Wilson

Lacy Wilson Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. it is so hard to lose someone you love. Words can't take away the sorrow and sadness you are feeling but remember that those we loved will always be with us and each memory is a gift that is ours to keep forever.

Patty (Morgan) McMurry / Class of 69 Supper Club Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all the family during this time. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. The last time I saw Leigh Anne was at The Warehouse when I was home and she had a big smile when she greeted me! I know everyone who knew her will miss her. Blessings and prayers to all of you and your families during this difficult time...

Eileen Murray, David and Michael Marquis Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. May you find comfort in the memories you have of Leigh Anne. I remember her from the days when my family owned our grocery store and we we see her come shop for her mother. I also remember her from our school days, too.

Miranda Lee Clin Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

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Denise and family, you know that we love yall to the moon and back. Your momma was a loving and caring person and no one will ever be able to take her place. She's up in heaven with our cousin Terry probably trying to get a good ole domino game started. Just remember that we are only a phone call away if you need someone to talk to.

Desiree Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

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