Leila Louise Letchworth Surface, 92, died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Life Church. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Matthew Schluckebier will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Born in Greenville, FL Mrs. Surface had lived in Albany since 1933. She graduated from Albany High School in 1943, was a member of Life Church, formerly Liberty Parkway of God, which came from 8th Avenue Church of God. She was the matriarch of the family and was greatly loved by everyone who knew her. She was a friend, role model, and inspiration to all who came into contact with her.
Leila was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Surface, Sr., parents, G.E. and Leila Letchworth, sons, Claude E. Surface, Jr., George R. Surface, Sr., Steven J. Surface, Sr., brothers, James Letchworth, Franklin Letchworth and Charles Letchworth and a sister, Frances Surface.
Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Surface Bradley of Cartersville, GA and Susan Surface Hand and her husband, Roy, of Albany, 58 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 W. Oakridge Dr., Albany, GA 31707 or to the St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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