On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, Annie took her spiritual flight at home surrounded by her children. She left her earthly vessel and entered into eternal bliss that is reserved for those who love the Lord. She joined her heavenly father and loved ones who had gone before her.
Annie Dickey McLeod was born in Sumter County in the township of Shiloh on March 2, 1929. She was the third daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Miller Dickey.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Lester McLeod, and they lived in harmony and love for 59 years. This union was blessed with four children.
Early in her life she began her faith journey at Asbury United Methodist Church where she served faithfully and diligently in many ministries. Her spiritual wisdom and knowledge impacted the lives of many. She dedicated her life to serving God and others.
Annie McLeod was educated in the Sumter County public schools, received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Morris College, Master's in Education from City College in New York, New York, Business Education Certificate from Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, Master of Divinity from Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, New York, and Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York. On June 13, 1993, she was consecrated as a diaconal minister, and in January 1998, she was ordained as a deacon by the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She was employed as a teacher at Fleming Elementary School, Lynchburg, a social worker for Westchester County Department of Social Services, a social worker and assistant director of Marymount College Early Childhood Developmental Center and director of the Saint Matthews Early Childhood Center, where she retired.
Annie McLeod was active in community and civic affairs throughout her life. She was an exemplary example of Christian living and a loving spirit. She was a charter member and Past Worthy Matron of Skyway Chapter No. 351, OES Lynchburg. She was a member of Bright Hope Chapter No. 46, OES White Plains, New York, an avid member of the NAACP, The Battle Hill Association, board member of the Westchester Foster Parents Association, member of the N.Y. State Beautification Association, board member of the Westchester County Day Care Association, president of the Student Aid Society and member of the Inter-Faith Council.
Cherishing fond and lasting memories are: four children, Wilhelmenia (John) Presley, Beverly (Robert) Perry, Karl (Hazel) McLeod and Gerald McLeod, all of Lynchburg; two loving nieces, Faith (Nick) Davis of Columbia and Adlina Brianna Slater of Timmonsville, reared in the home; seven grandchildren, Jawanda (Terry) Staber of Stamford, Connecticut, Ronald Anderson of Lynchburg, Kevin Hall of Mt. Vernon, New York, Jarun (Edith) Presley of Lynchburg, Karla McLeod of Mt. Vernon, New York, Raye Deleah Perry of Lynchburg, Jaminah Presley of Lynchburg and Roslyn (Tim) Hess of Columbia; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosa L. Dickey, Maggie (Lawrence) Nelson, all of Lynchburg, and Pearl Lawrence of Charlotte; and one brother, Ralph Dickey of Lynchburg; and nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two great-grandsons, Ihsan and Brenten Perry, a sister, Vertell Harrison, and brothers, Robert, Paul, Ernest, Thaddeus and Arnold Dickey.
Public viewing will be held today at Asbury United Methodist Church, 355 Pudding Swamp Road, Lynchburg, SC 29080 from 4 to 6 p.m., and Order of Eastern Star service will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Ms. McLeod will be placed in the church on Saturday at 10 a.m. for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Lynchburg, with Pastor Shirley A. McKnight officiating.
Interment will follow in Goodman Cemetery, Lynchburg.
Family is receiving friends at the home, 1290 Narrow Paved Road, Lynchburg, SC 29080.
Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be sent to the family at email@example.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.