Leona Suzanne Anderson, beloved daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2023, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
She was born on July 4, 1948, in LaJunta, Colorado. Leona lived a life filled with love and devotion, leaving behind cherished memories for all who knew her.
Suzanne was a woman of faith, finding solace in her relationship with the Lord. She was an active member of Elah Baptist Church, where she served in the choir and participated in women’s Bible studies. Her devotion to her church community was a testament to her unwavering belief in the power of love compassion. She was a very talent artist and loved making homemade, (hand drawn) cards for people.
Leona’s family and friends were at the center of her world. She leaves behind her loving daughter, Xaimina Powell, and Xaimina’s husband, Scott, of Wilmington, NC. Leona also leaves behind a brother, Mike, of New Mexico, and three sisters, Virginia of Kansas, JoAnn of Washington, and Katie of Colorado. Her two grandchildren, Abigail Powell and Alia Glass and husband, Justin, brought immeasurable joy to her life. Leona will also be remembered fondly by several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Leona’s life will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Elah Baptist Church, located at 1527 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland, NC. Pastor Kenneth Long will officiate the service, honoring Leona’s memory and the impact she had on those around her.
In remembrance of Leona, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, a cause close to her heart. Contributions can be sent to woundedwarriorproject.org, supporting the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom.
Leona Suzanne Anderson will always be remembered for her unwavering faith, love for her family, and commitment to serving others. Her spirit lives on through the memories shared by those whose lives she touched. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her loved ones find solace in the legacy she leaves behind.
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