Mrs. Barbara LeRoy

July 3, 1939March 6, 2018

Mrs. Barbara Hawkins LeRoy, 78, of Liberty, wife of the late Reverend Julian Ross LeRoy, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born on July 3, 1939, in Central, SC, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Irene Crane Hawkins. Mrs. LeRoy was a faithful servant to her husband’s ministerial career for many years. She was retired from Clemson University with 28 years of service. Barbara attended Pickens Church of God, where she immediately fell in love with the church family.

Surviving are her sister, Rachel Hawkins, her brother, Joe Hawkins and wife Norma, brother-in-law, Bryan Smith, sister-in-law, Pat Hawkins and numerous loving nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister Aleatha Smith and brother John Hawkins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. Services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 12 noon with the Reverend Chris Swett and Reverend Douglas LeRoy officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family would like to give a sincere thank you to GHS Cancer Center, Manna Health and Rehabilitation- Transitional Care Unit, and Rainey Hospice House, for all of their care, support and compassion during her illness. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Pickens Church of God Building Fund, 127 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mrs. Barbara LeRoy

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Lynn Kunkle

March 21, 2018

Rachel: I just found out about Barbara's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara was a wonderful person and I'm sure you'll miss her greatly!

Dianna Haynes

March 16, 2018

Rachel, I am so very sorry to hear about Barbara. You and your family are in my prayers.

Denise Harrell

March 9, 2018

So sorry I can’t be at the funeral for dear Aunt Barbara. She was always so sweet to me & my family! Uncle Julian has only been gone 2 years almost to the day. The love of her life. She mentioned many times about missing him. She has been reunited with him now! Her love story has a very very good ending! Love you Aunt Barbara & we will miss you!
Denise Toole Harrell

Becky Tribble

March 8, 2018

Rachel--You and your family are in my prayers that God will comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.

Sheila Moore

March 7, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. She will be greatly missed.