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Leila Bell Christmas West
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1917
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2012
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Leila Christmas West, 95, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The West family will receive friends Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made to the A. Sam Karesh Wing, 1315 Roberts St., Camden, SC 29020.
Leila Christmas West of Camden, SC died March 16, 2012, at age 95. Born in Camden, SC, March 3, 1917, she was the daughter of James Edward and Beulah Price Christmas. Leila graduated from Camden High School in 1934.
Ms. West worked with her family in the Christmas Grocery Store, managed the family farm, and retired from Skyline Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a former secretary for her Sunday School class and a member of the Sunshine Girls. In her early years, she enjoyed painting and crafts which she shared with her family. Ms. West enjoyed cooking and serving meals to her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy W. Speaks and Becky W. Rush, both of Camden; sons, Henry West, of Anderson, Alex West and his wife, Pam, of Cassatt, and John West, of Camden; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Christmas, of Camden. Ms. West was predeceased by a son, Caston West; brothers, Clarence, Alvin, and William Christmas; sisters, Ruth Marshall and Wilma Rowell.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Karesh Wing staff, First Baptist Church Sunday school class, and the Sunshine Group.
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Published in The State on March 18, 2012 
Family links: 
  James Edward Christmas (1877 - 1954)
  Minnie Beulah Price Christmas (1891 - 1971)
  Maurice Cameron West (1915 - 1980)*
  Clarence Edward Christmas (1913 - 1997)*
  Leila Bell Christmas West (1917 - 2012)
  William Herbert Christmas (1920 - 1996)*
  Wilma Frances Christmas Rowell (1922 - 2006)*
  Joe Christmas (1924 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Melinda B-B
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
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Leila Bell <i>Christmas</i> West
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Leila Bell <i>Christmas</i> West
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We all miss you very much. You meant so much to me and you showed me only love. You also taught me how to be a better mother and now mother-in-law to my family. Christmas at your house will always be remembered by love, laughter, eating turkey and dres...(Read more)
- pamela west
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013

- Charlotte Ann Price
 Added: Mar. 15, 2013
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- Myra
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012

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