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Mrs. Betty Leslie passed Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Services Saturday, March 17, 2018 11 AM Kingdom Difference Church the former Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Interment Washington Memorial Gardens.  

Betty Jean Leslie entered this world on May 1,1933 and entered the kingdom of Heaven on March 8, 2018 at the age of 84.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Roy Leslie, son, Jerry Leslie, granddaughter, Tanji Leslie, parents Earlie and Fannie Mae Barber, and siblings Ruth, Frank, Earlie Mae, Oliver, William, John, Andrew, Myrtle, and Theresa.

Betty attended David T  Howard High school.  As a young child Betty joined Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church under the late Rev. B. J. Johnson, Sr.  

Betty worked for the State of Georgia for  more than 35 years where she worked for Georgia Mental Health Institution and Atlanta Rehabilitation Center until she retired 1996.

Following her retirement Betty traveled extensively.  Her favorites places were Tunica, Las Vegas and Cruises.  Her travel companions were Estella Bush and Virginia Rogers.  Her motto was, “If you said Let’s, she said Go.”

Betty also loved cooking for anybody that would stop by.  She loved Thanksgiving and would cook for days and nobody left hungry or without a plate.  She also loved to grill and her baked beans and potato salad were always a hit.    

Betty is loving remembered by her six surviving children, Roy Leslie (Vivica), Sandra Leslie (San), Michael Leslie (Mike), Johnnie Leslie, Sheila Leslie (Penny), and the last child she would ever have Andria Hicks (Shon).  Betty also raised Joshuah Dickerson, her nephew as one of her children whom she loved dearly.  Betty has eight surviving  grandchildren, Kishina Grant, Takeyla Leslie, Tierra Leslie, Quanta Leslie, Shamea Leslie, Nakeya Leslie, Deonte Leslie, and Jyvonte Leslie. Betty has 3 great-grandchildren, Gerald, Kensington and Gabriel Grant. She is also survived by her five remaining siblings, Freddie Barber (Pam), Mary Morris, Billie Barber (Virginia), Patricia Andrews, and Calvin Barber (Cathy);  sisters in law, Ruth Barber and Cora Barber; one brother in law, Allen Chapman; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Betty also considered Kimya Motley as one of her own.  She also had a hand in raising Keith Jennings. Mama Betty had other children Sheldon, Mona, Willie, Gina, Juan and Ursula, Her adopted grandchildren, Theron, Corinne, Jasmine, Nyla, Nyeem, and Najee.

When Betty took ill and was unable to care for herself, her sister Mary was there whenever the family needed her day or night.  The two of them always fought because they are so much alike and they both say, “Whatever comes up, came out,” but if one needed the other, they were there for each other.

Haugabrooks Funeral Home 404 522 8217

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  • Friday, March 09, 2018
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  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Almighty God will soon resurrect those who have died. (Acts 9:36-41) May you have the utmost confidence in all that He promises. (Titus 1:2)
    ~ Michelle
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    May the God of all comfort bring you comfort at this time. It is always hard to loss our love ones because Jehovah God never intended it to be. So we can be thankful that he has made arrangements for us to see them again. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15. My condolence to the family.
    ~ Vernell Batts   Scotland Neck, NC
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mrs. Leslie and may God be a refug and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Friday, March 09, 2018
    I wanted to send my love and condolences to the Leslie family. I am so sorry for your loss. At times like this we need comfort. God's Word can provide that comfort for it speaks of a beautiful hope for the future. John 5:28, 29 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you would like more information about the resurrection hope, you can visit our website at
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Sunday, September 02, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the love of family, friends, and Almighty God bring you comfort and support during your time of grief and afterward. (Ps. 83:18; Isaiah 41:10) Hold on to your memories and to the Scriptures to bring you peace and to help you to endure your loss until you are reunited. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; John 5:28, 29)
    ~ P. Henderson   CONYERS