Funeral service for Minnie Leggett will be held 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, Maxton, NC. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held11:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2019, one hour prior to service. Services are entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home of Laurinburg.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8
Minnie D. Barnes Leggett 100 years, six months and two days old, was the eldest child of the late Odelia Graham Barnes and Stepfather Jim Barnes, was born November 28, 1918, in Robeson County, North Carolina. As the eldest child of this union, Minnie would later welcome to the family four sister and six brothers. She departed this life on May 30, 2019, in the loving care of her children, at the family home constructed by the hands of the late Slathy Leggett, her husband, of 75 years.
Early in life, Minnie D. attended school in Robeson County. During childhood, she joined Zion Hill Methodist Church and remained a member for life. She served faithfully as her health permitted as a Deaconess, class leader, missionary worker, and member on the Steward Board. Her favorite hymn was "Amazing Grace" and desired scripture was John 14:2. Minnie was a devoted wife and dedicated mother who loved taking care of her children, housekeeping, and gardening.
Minnie was preceded in death by five sisters, Lizzie Jean Boykins, Sally Ann McCallum, Rose Lee McArthur, Mattie Brown, and M.C. Shaw; five brothers, James B., Rufus, Alexander, David, and Leroy; three children, Carl, Dwight, and Slathy, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories: eight daughters, Dorothy Dawson of High Point, NC, Marie (Dock) Mangrum of Charlotte, NC, Helen Moore of Middleton, DE, Linda Leggett of Bear, DE, Elaine Alford of High Point, NC, Barbara (Rick) Harris of Maxton, NC, Carrie (John) Bowen of Laurinburg, NC, and Ann E. Douglas of Laurinburg, NC; four sons, Jimmy Leggett of High Point, NC, Jerome Leggett of Laurinburg, NC, Bryant (Diane) Leggett of Laurinburg, NC, and Lloyd Leggett of Fairmont, NC; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Jean Barnes of Maxton, NC, thirty-six grandchildren, many great and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.