Emily Louise Leach
September 26, 1922 – February 5, 2021
Emily Louise Leach, age 98, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Robinette Valley, Virginia, a daughter of the late Dee Miller Palmer and Sarah Epperson Palmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Sexton Leach; brother, Eugene Palmer and grandson Michael Katz. Emily was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport. She was a member of The Golden Age Gypsies camping club and DB Echos club. She worked as a manager of the Piece Goods Shop in Kingsport. She enjoyed working in her yard, reading, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She was known for her kind, gracious, loving and determined nature. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her four children, Linda Addington (Paul Broadbent) of Charlotte NC, Larry Leach (Nancy) of Vero Beach, Florida, Joe Leach (Nang) of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Sara Palmer (Rick) of Banner Elk NC; Grandchildren, Scott Addington, Natalie Baron, Jubal Palmer,Luke Palmer and Laura Mitchell; Four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Committal Service and Interment will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Garden of Section I at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Chaplain Karl Berndt officiating. Those unable to attend may view the livestream of the service by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MonteVistaMemorial/
The family would like to extend special thanks to Brenda Dean, Dina Dye and Casey Belcher her caregivers for all the love and care that was shown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to your favorite charity.
Arrangements especially for Mrs. Emily Louise Leach and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.
Committal Service & Interment
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Emily Louise Leach
February 11, 2021
What a precious lady I found in Ms Emily. I will miss seeing her. Prayers for comfort for her family in their time of great loss.
February 10, 2021
I was blessed every Christmas when I worked with Emily. She always seemed to have a smile on her face which was extremely contagious. Even now at Christmas time, my thoughts occasionally go back to Stamp Store memories with Emily, Sara, Willis, Nell and the crew and the fun we had. Sara, and the rest of you, you have my sincerest sympathy and I know she will be missed.
Chuck and Jane Hillhouse
February 9, 2021
We were saddened to hear of Emily's passing, but know she was confident of her home in heaven, and looking forward to being reunited with her husband and other loved ones who have passed on. It has been a joy to know her—we always admired her energy and drive, and enjoyed sharing a laugh or story when we visited in the neighborhood. Emily's lawn mowing (she enjoyed the activity into her 90s) is a De Lee Drive legend—and I think she's probably still a little miffed that everyone made her give up that task. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family. --Chuck and Jane Hillhouse, De Lee Drive neighbors
February 8, 2021
Oh Linda, Larry, Joe and Sara, my heart breaks. So many great memories of your parents and family! Please know you all are never far away in my thoughts and prayers as I keep our mothers' high school senior pictures framed in my home just as my mother did. They were a pair and now they are together again. Many hugs to all of you!
Libby (Branham) Craven