Doris Leonard New Tazewell, TN Doris Elizabeth Edens Leonard, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born on August 8, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of Hancock County. Doris was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a faithful member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Doris was also an avid gardener as well as a talented seamstress and quilter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edens and Lucy Ann Gilbert Edens; husband, Robert Leonard; sisters, Hattie Lee Cheek, Lassie Mae Miller, and Flora Irene Shupe; brothers, Clyde Russell Edens, Charles Wayland Edens, and Edward Howard Edens. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Alberta Leonard Roemer, and husband Frederick A. Roemer III of Knoxville, Tennessee; beloved granddaughters, Ashley Roberta Roemer of Knoxville, Tennessee and Jennifer Elaine Roemer of Memphis, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; and special friends and neighbors, Julie and Boyd Pauley. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert Minton and Reverend Travis Pressnell officiating. Music will be provided by Bonnie Manning, Boyd Manning and Travis Pressnell. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home.
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