Leslie was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Harlan, KY, to the late John and Myrtle Copeland Hale; she was retired from the Harlan Daily Enterprise. A member of the First Baptist Church of Harlan, she had been attending Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, helping family and the elderly in the community with different needs or taking them places; her ministry was weekly in visits to the Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center to minister to the patients.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by grandparents, Virgil and Minerva Copeland; her aunts, Birdie Fields and Sarah Harris.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, David Hale of Lexington; brothers, Michael (Beverly) Hale of Lexington, John Anthony Hale of Harlan; sisters, Deborah Hale and her twin sister, Jo Ellen Hale both of Harlan; grandchildren, Justus Elynne Hale, Jonathan and Tamara Farris all of Lexington; uncle, Virgil Copeland of Harlan; best friend, Tolbert Ronnie Walker of Harlan; nephew, Jonathan Hale of Lexington; she leaves aunts, cousins, other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.
In keeping with her wishes, Leslie was cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am Saturday Oct. 20, 2012 at the Mt Olive Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, PO Box 1464, Harlan, KY 40831 in Memory of Leslie
Condolences may be sent to www.harlanobits.net
Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hale family.