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Leslie Ruth Garner

Born: Tue., May 9, 1950
Died: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019


12:30 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Location: New Light Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Location: New Light Missionary Baptist Church

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GREENSBORO – Leslie Ruth Garner, 69, passed away November 20, 2019 at Heartland Living and Rehab.

She was born May 9, 1950 in Plainfield, NJ to Marvin Mickens and Emma Davis.

For many years, she was employed with the Guilford County Schools and worked the cafeteria.

Survivors include children, Samone Garner, Terrance Davis (Dione) and Charles Davis (Alison); longtime companion, William Garner; brothers, Marvin Mickens, James Mickens, John and Chucky; sisters, Lucinda Mickens, Basiman Abdul-Basxer, Mary-Ann and Robin; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other cousins and friends.

Public viewing will be held from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019 at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1105 Willow Road, Greensboro, NC.  The family visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Reverend Dr. Cardes H. Brown Jr., will deliver the eulogy.  Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Park, Greensboro, NC.

Serenity Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.

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Teresa Whitney-Taylor
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Sending big hugs to you and the family. Praying for God to give you the strength to endure during this time. Remember that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Continue to reflect on the wonderful memories of your Mom, Leslie will be missed.

Much Love and prayers,
Teresa Whitney-Taylor & Family

Diane Tilley
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
I was so saddened to hear of Miss Leslie’s passing. I worked with Leslie at Market America. We seem to develop a bond of friendship from day one. I will treasure my memories of her especially the laughter and the expressions she could give. There wasn’t a day that she missed giving her famous hugs and her sway when she walked.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Time heals the pain but wonderful memories last a lifetime.

Crystal Goins-Hall
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Leslie. She was one of a kind. I had the honor and privilege of working with her at Market America and then later on became neighbors in Mallard Lake apartments. Every time I saw Leslie she was the same kind, helpful spirit and didn’t know a stranger. I could go a month or 2 without seeing her and when I saw her next she would bless me out for not keeping in touch and then kiss and hug my neck and always asked about my babies. There is no loss greater than a parent or child especially around the holidays. My heart aches for you and your family and I will be praying without ceasing for your comfort and the comfort of your loved ones for the days and months ahead. May God keep you and comfort you in your darkest hours of grief and mourning. God Bless.

Claricer Garner Pettis
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
Sending prayers of comfort to the Garner/Davis family. I was shocked to hear the passing of Ms. Leslie, she would brighten any dim room with that smile of hers and those warm hugs. I had the pleasure of working with her at Market America and will never forgot the laughs and talks we had. To the family know that God makes no mistakes and as he wanted another rose to beautify garden therefore he called Leslie to come home. She is now rejoicing in her mansion that she worked so hard for while on earth. She is watching over you all from above. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. John 5:24 says Truly truly I say to you, whoever hears my word & believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed from Death to Life. Payers and Comfort I send to you

Melissa Austin Gaither
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
My heartfelt prayers are with the Garner family...I am so sorry to hear of this tremendous lost. I LOVED Leslie's warm spirit and love she always showed me all the years I used to attend services at New Light. My heart is broken.
Rest Easy Leslie and my love to the family.
Melissa (Austin) Gaither
NLMBC Member...

Juanita Morehead
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
My condolences and prayers to you Samone and your brothers. Sending all of you a big hug and whole lot of love during this difficult time. You know that your mom is always with you in your heart and memories. Keep the faith.

Pastor Wayne G. & Velma Mickens Carter
   Posted Sat November 30, 2019
Our family, also, mourn the passing of Leslie Ruth. Even though, we were unable to make the services, our thoughts and prayers were with you all.

We will have perfect fellowship in heaven.

We love you all.

Charles Crouch
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of the death of Ms. Leslie. We worked together at Market America and she was one of the most sweetest women I had ever met in my life. Rest well Ms. Leslie.

Emily Pingor/ or as Leslie called me "tootsie"
   Posted Fri April 10, 2020
My best years where working with Leslie at Millman Distributors...she brought such light and laughter to our office. She was my best friend and I will miss her dearly..

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