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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Leatha Miles

Leatha Mae "Leat" Miles

Tuesday, July 13th, 1954 - Friday, March 29th, 2019
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Leatha Mae Miles was born to the late James, Sr. and Gladys Miles in Onancock, Virginia. Leatha earned her wings on March 29, 2019 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Leatha was educated in the public schools of Accomack County, where she graduated from Onancock High School. At a very young age, Leatha joined St. John’s Baptist Church in Onancock, Virginia. There she served on the Youth Choir, Senior Choir, Willing Workers, Missionary Society, Trustee Board, Kitchen Committee, and as the Assistant Corresponding Secretary. Leatha served diligently until her health began to fail.

Leatha, known by many names, such as “Leat,” “Shortie,” “Auntie,” “Community Mother,” and “Old Woman in a Shoe,” was an avid sports player. She played softball in high school and continued her love for the game by playing for various teams with Accomack County Parks & Recreation. The Blue Jays, Barbettes, Kings & Queens, and Rejects, were just a few of those teams.
Leat was employed at Holly Farms, now Tyson Foods, for twenty-five years until her health began to fail. Some of her hobbies consisted of Bingo, playing Spades and Knock, Search-a-word puzzle books, and putting together 1,000 piece puzzles.

Leat was like the old woman in the shoe, who had so many kids she didn’t know what to do. That was the warm, inviting spirit that she had, that made everyone gravitate to her. Leat came in contact with many people and gained many friends.

Leat was preceded in death by her nephew, James Lee Drummond, Jr. and sister-in-law, Joyce Ann Miles.

Leatha leaves many beautiful memories to be cherished by her daughter, Tamika (Derrick, Sr.) Colona of Onancock, VA; two grandchildren, Malaya and Derrick, Jr. “DJ”; two brothers, James Miles and Perry (Frances) Bailey; two sisters, Barbara Davis and Teresa (Keith) Kellam; one special sister, JoAnn (Sherman) Williams; one uncle, Paul Savage; one aunt, Helen Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, community kids, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 3:00pm
    Anointed Word of Deliverance Ministries
    32170 Seaside Rd.
    KELLER, VA 23401
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    Rev. Samuel Smith
    Rev. James D. Rich
  • Interment

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 3:00pm
    First Baptist Cemetery
    14371 Metompkin Rd.
    MAPPSVILLE, VA 23407
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Posted at 09:17am
Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss, she was a beautiful soul. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Sandy Key

Posted at 04:50pm
So sorry for your loss ! We all played softball together 😢

Earline Washington

Posted at 09:06pm
To the Family,
you are in my prayers and in time GOD will heal your broken heart!


Posted at 05:36pm
With a heavy heart, we offer our condolences. We pray for the comfort/peace of God at this sad time. Love, Helen, Penny, Sabrina, Shammie & Jaybird
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Crystal Morgan

Posted at 04:57pm
She was a great friend to my Grandmother Sis Bessie Tyler White and Beloved by my family. I always looked forward to seeing her when I visited St.Johns Baptist Church with my Nana. Loved to see her play the drums, "hair done" always. I never got to thank her for all she did in helping with Nana's funeral and Repast in 2015. Thank You. Rest in Power Beautiful soul.

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