Jean E. Leach

November 29, 2020

Jean E. Leach

Jean “Sissy” Leach departed this life on November 29, 2020 at home.  She was born June 16, 1951, in Parkersburg, West Virginia and spent much of her adult life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she made a life for herself and her family. 

Jean, also known by those who knew her from childhood as Sissy, was full of life and loved to laugh.  She never arrived anywhere empty handed and had a way of making everyone feel loved.  She loved the Lord and was an active member of her church, Bethel AME, where she served as a Church School Teacher, and served on the Steward Board and Stewardess Board A, Woman’s Missionary Society, and Senior Ministry.  She was the former Harrisburg Area Young People’s Division Director and was currently serving as the YPD’s Assistant Director.  In recent years, she had worked in Medical Records at the Visiting Nurse Association of Central PA where she made friends that felt more like family.

Jean was creative and especially enjoyed sewing, decorating, and thrift shopping.  Her favorite activities included anything that allowed her to spend time with her Grandchildren.

Jean was the preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Amos and Viola Curry.  She is survived by her loving husband, Billy, her daughters, Christina and Shaleia (Kwasi), her stepsons, Wesley and Lenell, and her Grandchildren, Elijah, CJ, and Christa, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Jean was one of 7 children and is survived by her sisters and brothers:  Amos “Buddy” (Cecilia), Johnny (Angie), Richie (Sherry), Marie “Ree”, Helen, and Kevin “Jack.”

The viewing will be held at Hooper Memorial Home at 3532 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17109.  With Covid-19 safety in mind, there will be no service at the funeral home.  The viewing will be held from 10-11am on Monday, December 7, 2020 with masks required.  There is limited capacity for the viewing and only enough people to allow for social distancing will be able to enter at one time.  Burial will be at noon at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

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Monday, December 7, 2020

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6701 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112

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