Marilynn Lee Leach

January 18, 1943January 2, 2019
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Marilynn Lee Leach, age 75 of Greer, SC, formerly of Dunn, died Wednesday Evening, January 2, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Marilynn was born on January 18, 1943, a native of Dunn was the daughter of the late Howard M. Lee, Sr. & Juanita Westbrook Lee. She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bob” Leach, (S.C. State House Representative) a son, Wilbur F. King, III, a brother, Howard M. (Buster) Lee, Jr.

Marilynn graduated from Dunn High School, received her associate degree from Peace College, her Bachelors from Campbell University and her Masters from UNC at Chapel Hill.

She was the director of S.C. Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Dunn with Dr. Len Keever officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

She is survived by: A Daughter, Jai Lee Russoneillo of Dunn, NC 2 Grandchildren: Ariel Nicole King & Dylan Michael Jackson And several Nieces & Nephews

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn.

Condolences maybe made at


  • Howard M. Lee Sr., Father
  • Jaunita Westbrook Lee, Mother
  • William "Bob" Leach, Husband
  • Wilbur F. King III, Son
  • Howard M. `(Buster) Lee Jr., Brother
  • Jai Lee Russoneillo, Daughter
  • Ariel Nicole King, Granddaughter
  • Dylan Michael Jackson, Grandson

  • Family & Friends


  • Receiving Of Friends Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019

Marilynn Lee Leach

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Rick Marshall

January 6, 2019

Marilynn was the love of my life during and around 1970. I am not sure how or why we lost contact, but we have not communicated for at least 40 years. I will always regret that I did not reach out to her before she died.

We flew my little single engine plane to Boston one week, and drove to Stowe, Vermont. What a long trip! Neither of us would have considered it had we not been so young. She was 27, and I was 30.

I had begun to enjoy some success in business, and she was fond of saying, "Don't forget, I knew you way back when..."

Young folks often don't realize that old folks were once young, and had young passions. Marilynn was a vital and passionate woman, and should never be forgotten. The excitement of her life lives on, both the good and the not so good.

I will always remember the days we had together.

George Worley

January 6, 2019

My fondest memories of Marilyn are those during the summers in the 1950's spent at White Lake...As young teens our little group of friends concentrated on water skiing every day for several summers...She became an accomplished skier and the envy of many other teens who were not as adept at the sport...Over the next 20 years our paths occasionally crossed and our friendship continued...Marilyn was an intelligent beautiful woman and additionally a very compassionate person...She will forever be fondly remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her...

Charles Lee

January 5, 2019

I will miss you and our phone calls that we pretty much had on our shared birthday of Jan. 18th.,for many years. No matter how hard you tried, you could never get to my age. Love you and I know you resting with your mom and dad and brother tonight. Charles Lee and Benda Elkins

Jean Johnson Webb

January 5, 2019

I have beautiful memories of Marilynn as a former classmate. I spent many nights at her home at slumber parties. She was always the life of the party and never stopped smiling. Cherish your memories also. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. God bless you and your family at this time. Love and prayers to you all.