|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 2008|
Jewel Christine Leader, 86, of Everett, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, from home, with her family at her side.
She was born July 22, 1921, in Upson County, Georgia, a daughter of the late George A. and Stella (Daniel) Bishop.
She was preceded in passing away by a greatgranddaughter, Christine; two sisters: Dorothy Helms and Lynell Townsend; and three brothers: Melvin Bishop, Carl. Bishop, and Delmetia Bishop.
On September 19, 1940, in Thomaston, Georgia, she married David Leader, Jr., who survives along with their children, Violet M. Kline, and husband John S. Kline, of Hopewell; Ronald D. Leader, and wife Ginny (Wright) Leader, of Foley, Ala; LaVerne C. Bollman, and husband Philip B. Bollman, of Everett; Daniel L. Leader, of Broken Arrow, OkIa; 10 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mavis (Bishop) Brownlee, and a brother, George T. Bishop, both of Stockbridge, Georgia.
Mrs. Leader had the longest membership, and was the last living charter member of the Everett Church of God. At the start, she and her husband hosted worship services in their home and attended services at the homes of their church family, before the present Church was built.
Jewel was an active member of the Church, helping in any way she could, having sung in the choir and spending time with church members who were under the weather, either at home or in the hospital.
Early in her lifetime, she worked with her husband at a Georgia cotton mill, and after moving here, she worked various jobs at Reed's Romar Restaurant in Everett, the Gateway Restaurant in Breezewood, and at Bedford Steam Laundry.
Jewel was an exceptional homemaker and cook, who especially enjoyed canning the vegetables from her garden and sharing her home with everyone she knew. She was faithful to say her daily prayers, both morning and night, and would always see the good nature in everyone she met, believing in the brother and sisterhood of mankind. She was devoted to her family, church,
and community, and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Everett Church of God, with Rev. William Kisner, Rev. Lloyd Abbott and Rev. Joseph Shawley officiating.
Friends may call at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street,
Everett, on Friday, July 4, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Burial will be held at Mt. Union Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Leader to the Everett Church of God, 11152 Lincoln Highway, Everett, or to Bedford County Hospice.
George Adams Bishop (1896 - 1970)
Stella Ethel Daniel Bishop (1892 - 1962)
David Leader (1920 - 2013)*
Johnny Melvin Bishop (1919 - 1968)*
Jewel Christine Bishop Leader (1921 - 2008)
Jewel Christine Bishop Leader (1921 - 2008)*
Carl Edward Bishop (1924 - 1971)*
Marvin Delmeta Bishop (1926 - 1948)*
George Theodore Bishop (1933 - 2010)*
Essie Ruth Lynell Bishop Townsend (1939 - 1995)*
Mount Union Christian Church Cemetery
Created by: Jeff Goodwin
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
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