OBITUARY

Leon Harvey

March 5, 1938February 24, 2010

Funeral services for retired Sfc. Leon Harvey, 71, of Killeen, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Pershing Park Baptist Church with Hallie Tolbert, Jr., Pastor of Westside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery.

He resided in Killeen 31 years, where he retired active duty military in 1978 with 20 years of service, and retired as a paramedic at Darnell Army Medical Center with 23 years of service. He served as a Trustee and Deacon Chairman of Westside Baptist Church and was an active member of The Gideons International.

Mr. Harvey died February 24, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Temple. He was born March 5, 1938, in Bellville, Texas, to Elittie and Nathan Harvey, Sr.. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Opal Harvey of Oakland, CA and Jesse Harvey of Houston.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Harvey of Killeen; son, Robert A. Brown, Jr. of Austin; three daughters, Vanessa J. Sauls of Waco, Angela H. Warner of DeSoto, Jennifer N. Harvey of Houston, grandsons; Robert A. Brown, III of Killeen, Derek Brown of Prairie View, granddaughters; Shemika and Jessica Young of Killeen, and Brooke Warner of DeSoto. Visitation is 6-8p.m. Thursday, March 4 at Crawford- Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen and 10:00 a.m. prior to services on Friday, March 5, at Pershing Park Baptist Church.

Friends and family can share remembrances at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 5, 2010
  • Church Friday, March 5, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Thursday, March 4, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, March 4, 2010
  • Burial Friday, March 5, 2010
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Shavara Washington

March 29, 2010

Family,

May God continue to be with you as your comfortor in your time of need. Know that he is exactly who he says he is and will be everything you need at any hour of the day. I have yet to be in your shoes, but I do know that our Lord will give you unspeakable strength. I love you all and may God keep you protected in his arms.

We Love you......

Michael Requenez

March 6, 2010

Warm and heartfelt condolences to the enire family. I only knew him through Kay and Angie being friends and neighbors, being as I was such a close friend of Kay's family. I know Leon Harvey was a patriarch and the cornerstone to his family and friends. It was a blessing to have known him and his family. He did touch many lives in more ways than one could imagine. It is so good to know that GOD places wonderful people in our lives to enrich us and mentor us. He was definately a leader in God's work.GOD bless Ms Emma and the rest of the family.

Michael Requenez now in..
Baquobah, Iraq....
long-time Killeen resident.

Irma Beck

March 5, 2010

To the Harvey family--

"Please find comfort in knowing that your family has touched so many lives. Lead by Leon, your family has been life-long role models. I credit Leon and Erma for setting strong family guidance for my niece Phillander Kay, and my daughter Javier Nicole. Kay has distributed those family values from the Harvey home throughout Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Chicago and New York. Every family has controversial and positive times. Leon and Erma's strength and tough love set so many positive examples to help us all deal with the controversial times. I am thankful to you both for the family values you instilled in Kay along with your own children. Leon will truly live on in our hearts.
Erma-stay strong and continue the family strength. You'll never be alone, because we are here for you. I thank God for you and for Leon--a precious gift God loaned us for many blessed years."
With Blessings--
Irma Beck and family
Kingwood, Texas

Ronald Dorsey

March 5, 2010

To the Harvey Family, I want to express my condolences to you all, and say that I'll miss "pa pa" too! I know that he is in a better place, which is in Heaven! He was truly an example that every man should follow; very kind, meek, humble man.- Man of God! I will truly keep praying for you all. And if you need anything, I'm there for you! Love you all!

March 5, 2010

My prayer is that the Lord continues to give this family the Strength, Peace, Direction, and Comfort needed during this difficult season of bereavement. Please know that the Love of God will bless you and keep you. Mildred "Midge" Lampkin (Birmingham, Alabama)

Rev. Dr. Tar-U-Way Bright

March 3, 2010

Death is never the end but a transition to a better place for those how have put their faith and hope in God. With this, Sis. Littie, take hope and comfort in knowing your uncle is resting in peace and in a better place. We, your church family at Turner Chapel AME in Marietta, Georgia, pray God's peace and comfort on you and your family.

Broddrick & Tamesha Warner

March 3, 2010

As you go through life's greatest sorrow ,the loss of someone you love,may your own faith in God sustain you bringing you comfort today ,courage for tomorrow and hope in your heart always.Praying that the understanding sympathy of those who care will be a comfort to you now, and that the Lord's promise will bring you hope and reassurance in the days to come.

With Deepest Sympathy and Prayers,

Vickie Cunigan

March 2, 2010

May God continue to give you His strenghth and comfort during these difficult times. Angie, I will be praying for you and just remember to trust in God. He has your dad in a much better place than any of us are right now. Love you much. I'm also praying for your mother that God gives her His peace, comfort and love. (From Vickie Cunigan - cousin of Rodrick Warner)

Sharian Brown-Taylor

March 2, 2010

"Got any cookies for the bear"
Celebrating a life well lived. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Uncle Lee I will cherish those memories forever.

Aunt Erma and family our prayers are with you all and we are here for you when you need us.

Love you all,
Sharian and Oscar Taylor

Sabrina Franklin

March 1, 2010

Mrs. Harvey and family,
It deeply sadden my heart when I heard about Mr. Harvey. It does my heart well to know he was a happy saved man and I am extremely happy our paths crossed. My prayers are with you and your family as you journey through these next years without him but know his spirit lives within all of us. Mr. Harvey was my EMS supervisor, confidant, leader, mentor, and friend. Mr. Harvey left an imprint and lasting impression upon those he came in contact. My daughter was a little girl when she met him and today she can refer to him as a kind gentle man of God. We thank you and your family for sharing him with us and our families. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, I am currently out of town and am unfortunately unable to attend his services but my heart and spirit will always be with you. . . . I will stop by to see you as soon as I make it back to Killeen. May God comfort you! May He give peace to you and your family. Continuous prayers are with you and yours.

Love always,
Sabrina and family.