Collier-Butler Funeral Home

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Douglas Leon Leatherwood

September 22, 1976June 26, 2020

Rev. Douglas Leon Leatherwood, better known as Pastor Lee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020.Pastor Lee has been in ministry for over 20 years, but was currently serving as Children’s Pastor at Dilworth Church of God, where he was adored by many. Pastor Lee loved God and loved people and he served his church and community with all his heart. Lee enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and he loved all animals. Lee was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents, Douglas and Teresa Leatherwood; siblings, Sarah and Danny Leatherwood; and niece, Sarah-Grace Leatherwood. He is survived by his wife, Cassie Leatherwood; sister, Holly (Damien) Whisnant, brother, Tommy (Tasha) Leatherwood; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be two memorial services for Pastor Lee. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Flow Church in Ashville. Visitation with the family will be from 5-6pm and service will begin at 6pm. Sunday, July 12 at 3pm at Dilworth Church of God. Special thanks to Dilworth Church of God and Flow Church for their generosity and unlimited support.


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Kendra Lamoureux (Banks)

July 2, 2020

I always enjoyed hearing Pastor Lee do what he loved most and that was sharing the word of God. Lee had a heart of gold and the most contagious laugh ever, he was truly such a wonderful person and will be missed dearly!

Leona Stewart

June 30, 2020

I remember when we went to the beach in 2011 and we went to eat at rusty’s, i think that’s what it’s called. But while we were waiting for a table we both saw a claw machine, and it was full of lobsters. And Dracen said that he wanted one and Lee said that was an accident waiting to happen.

Brittany Willis

June 29, 2020

I loved going to church with Mrs Cassie and Brother Lee. They always were smiling and ready to serve with their whole hearts! It was so much fun in children’s church with him. He’s going to be very missed! Sending lots of hugs and prayers for Mrs Cassie.
Love Britt Willis (Williams)

Peggy. Freeman

June 29, 2020

Lee was a good man and a good friend . He will be greatly missed.

Marsha Clayton

June 29, 2020

I remember when you preach about hurt people will hurt people,but heal people will heal people!! That really touch way down in my soul!! It help me so much !! And your laughter about how you could make anyone smile when they were down!! Thanks for the memories I will cherish them forever!! Until we meet again on that HAPPY golden shore!!
Sister Marsha Clayton

Bubba Cardwell

June 29, 2020

We never will forget him. He married me and my wife there years ago .

Naomi Gibson

June 29, 2020

Can't begin to say how much Lee will be missed at Dilworth Church of God. He was my neighbor at one time, and one of the best young men I've ever known. I loved his sense of humor. He is where we are all hoping to be one day. Heaven is sounding better everyday. God bless you Cassie, sad days ahead, but you are never alone.