Sarah M. Leonard

Sarah M. Leonard, 81, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 3:35 pm in her home.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 29, 2022 at Life Temple Church of God in Christ, 3709 West US Highway 20, LaPorte, IN with  Elder Robert Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Friday at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.   


She was born September 15, 1940 in Blytheville, AR to the late Robert and Viola Williams. She married the love of her life, Willie Robert Leonard, Sr. who preceded her on November 10, 1992.


Surviving are three daughters, Mary (Marty) Anderson, Doris Howell and Patricia (Victor) Taylor; greatly loved daughter-in-law, Zina Leonard; a host of greatly loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special goddaughters, Dorrine Thompkins and Marie Taylor; special sons, Elder Robert G. Fleming, William Howell and Bobby "Kirk" Kelly; three sisters, Emma Hicks, Bobbie Deal and Dorothy Pankey; three brothers, Henry Williams, Robert Williams and Lenester Williams.


She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Viola Williams; two sons, Elder Willie B.O.B. Leonard and Larry Lee Leonard; two sisters, Martha Jordan and Mary Martin; and five brothers, Eddie Williams, Ike Williams, Jessie Williams, Ernest "Rusty" Tyler and Jessie "Sandy" Tyler.


Sarah was a mother of the church at Life Temple Church for 32 years. She was affectionately known as "Mama Leonard" to many throughout the years. Her home was a special loving place to come and sit at "The Round Table" for love, laughter and great food.


Whenever she crosses your mind remember this: She had a right to transition to GREATER! She slept her way to heaven!


2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

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