Johnnie R. Leslie

June 18, 1945November 7, 2018
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John R. Leslie, age 73, of Dallas, Georgia passed away on Wednesday November 7, 2018. John was born June 18, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia.

John is survived by his wife, Barbara Leslie; son Adam (Candie) Leslie; and daughter Beverly (Matt) Rhodes; sister Lorena Holt, sister Virginia Allen and sister Suzie Leslie; grandson Nathan Rhodes, granddaughter Ava Rhodes and granddaughter Isabel Leslie.

John was a longtime member of Kennesaw First Baptist Church, he and Barbara have been married for 47 years during which time he made his living as a self-employed Entrepreneur. John will be remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and loyal friend.

A visitation for John will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main St, Kennesaw, GA, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Leslie family.


  • Barbara Leslie, Wife
  • Adam (Candie) Leslie, Son
  • Beverly (Matt) Rhodes, Daughter
  • Nathan Rhodes, Grandson
  • Ava Rhodes, Granddaughter
  • Isabel Leslie, Granddaughter
  • Lorena Holt, Sister
  • Virginia Allen, Sister
  • Suzie Leslie, Sister

  • Kennesaw First Baptist Church


  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Johnnie R. Leslie

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Bonnie Dalberg Ansley

November 10, 2018


My heart hurts upon hearing about Johnnie's passing. He was a good man, would love talking antiques and was very supportive. I couldn't believe he'd come up to Wink at those wee hours in the morning with you to set up all the warm goodies for Easter sunrise and other events! I'm happy just coming home to the dishes being done : ) I love you and hope that you and your precious family find comfort in what an amazing man he was.

Matt Rhodes

November 9, 2018

John became a dad to me when I married Beverly in 1997- but in reality it was much sooner as our relationship really started in 1990. As Beverly and I dated he loved me as one of his own. Over the past 28 years that I have known him, his tireless work ethic was nothing less than astonishing. And as selfish as I want to be with his passing, I want to be reminded of the peace that he is now in the presence of. In Philippians 4:7 - we read about “the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding”! There is no doubt, that I along with Beverly, Nathan and Ava - Adam, Candie and Isabel and mostly Barbara miss you already! But you know what! Praise God - It is not goodbye! Because of Jesus- and his promise-we will be with you again! As Jesus said in John 14:2- “In my Father’s house there are many mansions! If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for YOU”! We love you John- Johnnie- Dad - Papa! Oh - and just know that each Papa cookie will be eaten in remembrance of you-

Stan Jones

November 8, 2018

I was in Johnnie's Sunday School class at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. Johnnie suffered here during the last years of life on Earth. Now, we who knew him well, suffer his loss from our midst but rejoice for the Eternity he has begun. A good man's passing leaves gaps in the lives of family and friends. Johnnie was a good Christian man, a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather and a good businessman. Now his life here remains in the heart records of those who loved him. That is the most we can hope for on Earth. And that love will be rejoined someday in Better Climes. Love and sympathy for Barbara and the family. In the hard days ahead may they thank GOD for all the great days Johnnie brought into their lives. With Sympathy, Stan