Ruby Faye Johnson Leach

Published 5:24 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Ruby Faye Johnson Leach died on Friday, April 21, 2017, at her residence in Advance following an extended illness.

She was born March 29, 1924 in Davie County, daughter of the late Rev. Franklin Garfield and Bertha Allen Johnson. She attended Davie and Forsyth County schools, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University. She also received a master’s degree from A&T State University. She loved children and spent her career working in education. She retired from Rockingham County Public School System. She was a lifelong member of Smith Grove AME Zion Church in Mocksville, where she had served as the church secretary. She was also a member of Rose De Moll Chapter 531 Order of Eastern Star. She loved scrapbooking and cooking. Her specialty was baking cakes.

She was married to Ernest Leach, who preceded her in death.   

Survivors: 3 nephews, Joseph (Johnnie) Johnson, Jessie (Louretta) Hampton, and Donald (Sarah) Johnson; 5 nieces, Lucille (Lonnie) Cockerham, Inez (Sam) Gray, Mozelle (James) Ceasar, Johnnie Mae (James) Durant, Barbara Jean (Roland) Thomas; and other relatives and friends.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. The Rev. Pamela Phillips will officiate and burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.