OBITUARY

Isabella M. MacLeod

October 14, 1925March 12, 2019
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Isabella “Isabel” MacDonald MacLeod, 93, of Pensacola, Florida peacefully passed away on March 12, 2019. Isabel was born on October 14, 1925 to Alexander and Margaret Hall in Paisley, Scotland. She is preceded in death by her husband, Angus MacLeod, her parents, her baby sister Margaret Hall and her brothers Arthur Hall, Gavin Hall, Alexander Hall, Jack Hall and James Hall.

In 1954, a year after marrying her husband, Angus MacLeod, in Paisley, Scotland, they moved to the United States. They moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida in 1957 where they raised their family. Isabel and Angus moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1974 where she lived the remainder of her life. Isabel was a long-standing member of the First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola, where she was an active member for 48 years.

Isabel loved life and everything in it. Everyone she met became her friend. In Scotland and England, Isabel was a model from a young age until she moved to the United States. In Florida, she worked mostly as a realtor. After her husband passed away, Isabel began traveling to many places in the world and tried to get as much from life as possible.

Isabel is survived by her son, Derek J. MacLeod and wife Elizabeth of Round Rock, Texas; her daughter, Michelle D. Almer and husband Joseph of Pace, Florida; her sister-in-law Sally G. Hall of Gulf Breeze, Florida; five grandchildren Michael D. MacLeod (Chelsea), Stephen J. MacLeod, Kara M. Woodson, Emily D. Woodson and Heather “Dani” D. Woodson; and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Church, 6485 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Isabella M. MacLeod

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Bobbie Richards

March 19, 2019

I’m so heartbroken to read this because I’ve been in and out of town and missed Sis. Isabella’s service and funeral.

Michelle, Derrick and family, you will all be in our prayers! I loved your mom so much and am going to really miss talking to her. She is really going to be missed by all of FPC, but we know she is reaping the rewards of where she lived her life to be - now with her Lord, Bro. Angus and many loved ones. Love and prayers, Bobbie & Gil Richards

Dulcina Petersen

March 18, 2019

I loved Sister McLeod, she was a ray of Sunshine, with her beautiful Smile and love for life and people. She gave me a beautiful painting in 1978, that I still have today, when I look at it, it always reminds me of her and Brother McLeod and I have such fond memories of both of them! She will be greatly missed!


Michael Paparella-Sichi

March 17, 2019

I will never forget the first time my family met Isabel and Angus. The year was 1972 and First Pentecostal of Pensacola was in the midst of a big revival.

A few months back, Angus had invited a bunch of co-workers, including my dad to church, where my dad had received the baptism of the HolyGhost. As excited as my dad was about his new experience, my mom being Baptist, thought he had lost it and didn't want anything to do with these crazy Pentecostals.

Over time, my dad's change couldn't go unnoticed. Curiosity got the best of my mom and wanting to know more she began to ask questions. Angus and Isabel spent months befriending my family sharing the Pentecostal way.

Their persistence, love and most importantly, patience finally worked. My mom agreed to go to a revival. That night forever changed my family's life.

With my mom's newfound religion, Isabel and my mom became best friends. A bond that led them to share good times and difficult times. This bond lasted up to the day Isabel transitioned from this life to the next and I know is forever cherished.

Today, I am at odds. It's so bittersweet; my heart is broken, but my soul is satisfied knowing my life has been forever impacted by Isabel. As much as I will miss her, I know she's now doing what up until now, only imagined doing.

Michelle and Derrick, I honor and respect you both. The world is a much better place because of your parents. Only heaven knows how many lives they have touched. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Gavin Hall

March 16, 2019

Go fly Aunt Isabelle! It was an honor to serve you, at the very end! It was a beautiful send off! You always said to me, "You know ... I always loved you Gavin", well ... I always loved you too Aunt Isabelle! You go spread your wings!

Rev. Alfonso M Suàrez

March 16, 2019

Dear Brother-in-law, Derek MacLeod &family.

In name of myself, my family in Frankfort Indiana, my family in Bucaramanga (Stder), Barranca Bermeja(Stder), and Bogotà, Colombia. SA, especially from my Mother Luisa de Suàrez, want to express from the bottom of our hearts the most deeply feeling of true and sincere love in Christ the Lord to you, your beautiful family and the great UPCI Church in Pensacola, now that our beautiful Sis. Isabella, great Mother and great Grand mother has gone in a victory way to her great God and Saviour, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Glory to the Only true God on Heaven and earth.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus

UPCI Pastor, Rev. Alfonso M Suàrez, Frankfort, Indiana
Elizabeth Suàrez MacLeod,
Austin, Texas.

Eddie White

March 15, 2019

Blessed Family Isabella and the Governor AKA London bobbie Angus coworker at American Cyanamid blessed children Derick and Michelle. Amen 🙏Precious Memories.

Ahnna Paparella

March 15, 2019

Sis. Isabel was such a special person to me. She witnessed to my grandparents years and years ago and became a staple in my life. From day one I would tell her “ I love you Isabel” and she would tell me “I loved you first, always have and always will” every single time we spoke she spoke the words to me. My heart hurts knowing I won’t ever get another hug or hear those words, or get a caramel candy from her. She always brought me mints back from Scotland and always always made sure I knew I was loved. There will never be another Isabel. She couldn’t wait to meet my babygirl, and I just know she’s rocking her in heaven holding on to her until I have her. She will forever have a special place in my heart.

Beverly Parker

March 15, 2019

Memories with Sis. MacLeod always brings a smile to my face. So many fun times were had at her home when I was a teenager. Then later in life after I moved to Jacksonville, she always made it a point to come speak to me when visited. She always had a smile on her face. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Praying God's peace and comfort for her family!

Rowena Macleod

March 14, 2019

Auntie Isabel didn't seem to age. How was it possible for someone in their 90's to look and act 30 years younger? Scottish fortitude, good genes? Maybe, but I think it's because she was a light spirit. She was too busy being happy to become cranky, arthritic or hard of hearing. She loved her world. Her world was her husband, her two children and her grandchildren. She loved being a member of her church family and was always grateful that she and Angus settled in beautiful Florida! She may have had her down times, but they didn't seem to diminish her sparkle. I wasn't with her during her last days, but I bet she was smiling right up to the end. Perhaps she'll visit us with a whisper in our ear to tell us in that soothing Scottish accent, "It'll all be alright". We'll listen, dry our tears and smile....just as she would have us do.

Rowena Macleod

March 14, 2019

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