OBITUARY

Mary Leanna Childress Creasey

June 8, 1939October 13, 2020

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Mary Leanna Creasey, 81 years of age, was welcomed home by a loving God to whom she dedicated her life.

Leanna was born on June 8, 1939 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She lovingly cared for her family while cooking and catering for her community. On August 6, 1960, she married J.B. Creasey and together they raised three sons; Ricky, Mark, and Bryan, and a daughter, Rhonda.

Leanna would tell you that her life was measured by the love she gave those around her. A measurement taken in cups, pints, and gallons, because if you knew Leanna, then you knew you were going to be fed. She took pride in the meals she made and the bread her hands masterfully crafted for so many years. If she wasn’t feeding you, then she was hugging you. She was a hugger. Her hugs were dished out to all in a generous portion, if she met you, you were getting a hug, like it or not. No matter what, you knew in that moment, you were loved and special.

Leanna is preceded in death by her beloved husband, J.B. Creasey, brother Frankie Childress, and sisters, Belva Powell and Denise Mays; who, upon entering heaven, she’ll warmly embrace. She’s survived by her children, Ricky (Christy), Mark (Susan), Bryan (Lisa), and Rhonda (Les), 9 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and brother Carlton Childress (Gayle).

The family would like to thank Seven Hills Hospice and Heavenly Hands At-Home Care Services, specifically Terry Rose for their help and love of our dear Mother and Grandmother Creasey.

A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Pastor Carl Weiser and Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hyland Heights Baptist Church

  • FAMILY

  • Jesse Bowyer Creasey, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Ricky Burns, Son
  • Christy Burns, Daughter-in-law
  • Mark Creasey, Son
  • Susan Creasey, Daughter-in-law
  • Bryan Creasey, Son
  • Lisa Creasey, Daughter-in-law
  • Rhonda C. Jordan, Daughter
  • Les Jordan, Son-in-law
  • Carlton Childress, Brother
  • Gayle Childress, Sister-in-law
  • Frankie Childress, Brother (deceased)
  • Belva C. Powell, Sister (deceased)
  • Denise C. Mays, Sister (deceased)
  • She is survived by 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cecil Mayhew
  • Thomas Archie
  • Todd Childress
  • Thomas Parker
  • Andy Byers
  • Randy St. John
  • DONATIONS

  • Hyland Heights Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation prior to the Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 16, 2020

Memories

Mary Leanna Childress Creasey

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Kemper and Joey Lillard

October 26, 2020

She absolutely gave the best hugs! We are keeping your family close at heart.

Susan (Hammock) Skadan

October 15, 2020

Prayers to the family and many friends. I always looked forward to my hug and sweet smile every visit to HHBC when I would come home for a visit. She was one amazing lady!

James Hamilton

October 15, 2020

I regret to say that I never met Mary. She sounds like a wonderful person. I worked with Carlton and Bryan for many years and just wished to let them know. I'm sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. My God give you peace. Love in Christ, J.B.

Jeff Myers

October 15, 2020

I just remember working with and for Leanna in the HHBC "Kitchen Crew". I have so many fond memories from those events and from talking about Family and Friends. She was such a GREAT Lady. We all will continue to miss her.

Jane Ayers

October 15, 2020

Back in the mid 70's I was lucky to move beside Leanna and the Creasy family on Rockwell Rd. Leanna's mom and Denise lived across the street, best neighbors you could ever asked for. We were always cooking and exchanging food, to this day I still have a recipe for peanut butter pie. When I started working Leanna would get my daughter, Becky on and off the school bus for me. She was a great role model for a young mother. I know her children knew they were loved. She was a very happy lady even through hard times and made our neighborhood a great place to live. You will be missed.


Ruth Tester

October 14, 2020

What a great lady. We lived close to her many yrs. She was always there for me and every body else. Very concerned for her children.Great family. Love you all and prayers. Ruth Tester

Ethel Wilson

October 14, 2020

I have many many wonderful memories of Leanna. We first met when we walked our children to Janet Snead School together. then some years later we joined Park Avenue Baptist Church, which later, became Faith Baptist Church; My children, and I spent many years of Christian fellowship with Leanna and her family. She was a dear and Loving friend, she had a wonderful Personality, and was indeed, a wonderful cook. I too, enjoyed many of her dishes and goodies. I still make her " Christmas Stollen" on occasion but it never tastes like hers! My heart goes out in Loving Sympathy to her whole family, you are all in my prayers.

Valerie Lindner

October 14, 2020

"Well done, good and faithful servant!" I'm sure that's the first words she heard upon entering her heavenly home! And she gave Jesus a big hug!

She was a wonderful lady who was "Grandmother" to many, including my own daughter! It was an honor to have known her.

May God comfort you all during this time. Praying for you.

David Heffner

October 14, 2020

Creasey family, I am very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman who I have many fond memories of. I recall one time at VBS, she secretly gave an extra snack to myself and a friend before telling us "Make sure you don't tell the other kids about this!" She will be greatly missed. You all are in my prayers.

Karen Jordan

October 14, 2020

One of a kind in so many ways and you rarely had to wonder what she was thinking whether you asked or not!!

She spent the majority of her life doing for and taking care of others but never wanted to be at the place where she would have to be taken care of. When our mother passed away, she became the family matriarch and Charleigh Rose calls us Rhonda’s sisters. That’s how family should be. We were blessed to have had such a close relationship with her and Her family and to have shared so many fun times together.

Heaven opened Tuesday and she entered into eternity — healed and made whole by the God she loved so dearly. I cannot imagine the celebrating that is going on in heaven as so many loved ones welcomed her home.

Gone but will never be forgotten. Well done, Leanna.

FROM THE FAMILY

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