Essie Mae Leak


Funeral services for Essie Mae Leak, 92, of Longview will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at Peatown Christian Church with Reverend Jim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at the Peatown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Leak died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Kilgore.

Essie was born on November 28, 1924 in Ardmore, Okla. She was the daughter of the late Frank Hines and Essie Veda Turner Hines. Essie Mae was a member of First Christian Church of Longview and Peatown Christian Church.

She worked as a secretary in the field of education for 60 years. Essie Mae worked for Region VII Education Service Center for 40 years, retiring in 2007 as an executive secretary. Essie Mae was a member of Texas Retired Teachers Association and Texas Educational Support Staff Association.

Mrs. Leak is survived by her children, Linda Birdwell and husband Mike of Dallas, Jack Leak and wife Judy of Longview, Pat Davis and husband Leon of Longview, Carol Smith and husband Dennis of Longview and Bill Leak and wife Chanda of Longview; sister-in-law, Virginia Jones; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack G. Leak Jr.; brothers, Charles and Frank Hines; and sisters, Fayrene Morgan and Dolores Spencer.

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