BOYLE - Louise Vanderford Leopard, age 73, of Boyle, MS passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019, at her home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Henry Family Cemetery near Pace, MS. Reverend Charles Young will officiate the services.
Louise was born on May 12, 1946, to Robert Alexander and Dovie Ann Henry Vanderford in Crenshaw, MS. She grew up in the Rosedale, Benoit, and Shaw areas. Louise married RG Leopard on September 18, 1964 in Rosedale, MS. They together raised five children who were the love of her life. She loved to put jigsaw puzzles together, read books, go fishing, drink coffee, as well as collect marbles and dolls. Louise loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dovie Vanderford, three sisters, Betty Jean Andrews, Barbara Lowen, and Lavell Claxton, two brothers, W L Vanderford and Monroe Vanderford. One daughter Polly Ann Hart and two granddaughters Kimberly Ann Gilbert and Shirley Louise Leopard.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, RG Leopard of Boyle, MS. Daughter, Ella (Albert) Gilbert of Eupora, MS. Son, R G (Crystal) Leopard, Jr. of Boyle, MS. Daughter, Mary (Jesus) Garcia of Doddsville, MS. Daughter, Pamela (Mario) Lopez of Memphis, TN. Brother, Claude Vanderford of Merigold, MS. Brother, Bobby Glen Vanderford of Hollandale, MS. Brother, Halbert Vanderford of Mound Bayou, MS. Brother, Henry Thomas Vanderford of Pass Christian, MS. 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
Pallbearers are Mario Lopez, Deano Husky, David Ray Jr., Jesus Garcia, B J Irby, and Michael Underwood. Honorary pallbearers are R G Leopard Jr., and John Garcia.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be given at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.