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Leona Huff Oakley

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 3, 2019 @ 9:03 am In Obituaries,Oxford | 18 Comments

In Memorial

Leona Huff Oakley, 89, of Oxford, NC died Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  She was born in Person County, NC on December 8, 1929 to her now predeceased parents, Bernice Daniel Huff and Lillian Toney Huff.

As a farmer’s wife, Leona was no stranger to hard work.  She enjoyed gardening and caring for her family.  She found great happiness in the nurturing of a home full of love and hospitality. Leona was a wonderful woman who loved and was loved by all who knew her.  For about ten years, Leona also worked for Revlon where she enjoyed her work and friends there.

Leona is survived by her children, Delores Oakley Bullock of Raleigh, NC and Forest Lee Oakley (Sondra) of Oxford, NC.  Granddaughters are Jill Leigh Bullock of Dallas, TX and Julie Ann Oakley of Oxford, NC.  Leona is also survived by many close friends who claim her as “Mama” and “Grandma”.

In addition to her parents, Leona is predeceased by her husband, Ernest Oakley and siblings:  Belzora H. Burwell, Candace H. Young, Mildred H. Dixon, Bob Huff, B.D. Huff Jr., Yates Huff, and H.T. Huff.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6543 Goshen Road, Oxford, NC.  Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery.  Guests will be received in the Fellowship Hall.

Flowers and other remembrances are appreciated.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 80 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, NC, 27574.

Family will be receiving guests at Forest Oakley’s residence at 4201 Highway 96 South, Oxford, NC, 27565.

The Oakley Family is graciously being served by Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family of “Leona Huff Oakley”

Condolence from Margaret Coley. on May 3rd, 2019 9:36 am

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.she was a friend to so many.I have not been able to go see her recently,due to my own health issues,but thought of her often.God bless you all.
Margaret Coley.

Condolence from Renee Mangum on May 3rd, 2019 9:40 am

Oakley Family. I am so sorry about Mrs. Oakley. She was a very kind hearted woman. For the last few years I visited Mrs. Oakley when I visited my sister. She was most appreciative of everything we brought her. She was like part of out family. I will miss her so much, she loved us and we loved her. God Bless

Condolence from Billie Jean Hobgood on May 3rd, 2019 10:36 am

Although a ship has sailed beyond the horizon, and appears fleeting  …. the love and memories will linger forever in your heart  ….
Ernest & Leona’s love will forever be a second home for me, and I have so cherished that memory throughout the years …
I love Leona with all my heart, and will surely miss her presence … (and my little card playing shark ♡)
Words could never express how special, beautiful, your Mom is …
We have all been blessed … and Heaven has truly gained an Angel ♡
Wishing Peace & strength in days ahead ~
Much love,
Billie Jean (Hobgood)

Condolence from Linda Bridges on May 3rd, 2019 11:14 am

So sorry. Our family loved your mother. I have plans for Saturday and will not be able to attend her going home service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
With much love
Linda Bridges

Condolence from Pete Huff on May 3rd, 2019 11:52 am

My Aunt Lee was the sweetest, kindest , second Mother to me my whole Life! I will Love Her for the rest of my life. Rest In Peace Aunt Lee!

Condolence from Nancy Jeffrey on May 3rd, 2019 12:55 pm

Oh the memories of Leona. Such a lovely lady. Prayers and Hugs for the family.

Condolence from Jason Henderson on May 3rd, 2019 2:17 pm

My girls are happy that she is in Heaven. They loved her so much. Ms. Oakley referred to them as “my girls”! She will be missed tremendously.
Jason Henderson
Abigail, Julia, Olivia Henderson

Condolence from Linda Ann Munn on May 3rd, 2019 5:30 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Miss Leona. We visited at Brantwood since her room was next to my Mama’s. She was always upbeat and chattering about her family or the latest news! Forest was there ever day when I came in from work. I feel that heaven’s a buzz ing now that she has arrived.

Condolence from Janet Adcock Bryson on May 3rd, 2019 5:37 pm

It was by chance that I even go to meet Ms. Leona…..My mother was rehabbing at Brantwood and I got to meet and and then visit with her every day for two weeks. It was love at first sight (hopefully for both of us) and I looked forward to being with her each day for our talks. She was like the grandmother I never had and my heart is breaking to know I won’t get to visit now. Oakleys’ you had a one-of-a-kind treasure, as well you know…..

Condolence from Milton (norman) hobgood on May 3rd, 2019 10:19 pm

When I think Leona I think of brother Barnett, they were such good friends. We all love her. I’m sorry to hear of her death, but thankful for having had her as a friend.
I won’t be able to attend her services but will be in thoughtful pray for her and the family.

Condolence from C.J.Pendergrass on May 3rd, 2019 11:00 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Leona was a very special woman who held a very special place in my heart. She was very kind and always looked after everyone. I enjoyed caring for her. I will miss her greatly. Your family will be in my prayers. Love always C.J.

Condolence from Natalie Torrence on May 3rd, 2019 11:28 pm

My name is Natalie Torrence and I was one of Mrs. Leona’s nurses. I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Leona was a very sweet lady and held a very special place in my heart. Whenever I worked at night , I always gave her a hug and kiss goodnight and told her how much I loved her. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mrs. Leona, I love you.

Condolence from Andrew Howard on May 4th, 2019 8:42 am

Forest, Sondra & Julie,
Though unable to attend today, we share your mixed grief and joy in the home going of your mom and grandmother. Fond memories of Leona Oakley! Much Love, Andy & Nannette Howard

Condolence from Ann Williams on May 4th, 2019 1:33 pm

So saddened to hear of the passing of your mom and our friend. She is resting in God’s arms free of pain no more sickness. Memories of your mom smile, hugs, kiss and love for me will always be cherished forever. Extending condolences to u all. God is your comforter and he will give you strength. My family loved your mom!!

Emma Harris
Ann Williams

Condolence from Karen Schaler on May 4th, 2019 1:58 pm

Dear Delores ( Dee) and family. I’m so sorry for the loss of such a special lady. May good memories of her sustain you all through this difficult time.

Love and blessings,
Karen Schaler

Condolence from Faye Newell on May 6th, 2019 9:19 pm

I enjoyed meeting and visiting with Mrs.Oakley at Brantwood. She always had a smile and our visits were uplifting.Prayers for her family.

Condolence from Ossie Smith on May 8th, 2019 9:08 pm

Forest and Deloris I was saddened to hear of you mother’s passing today. May God be with in these most difficult times.
Ossie Smith

Condolence from Jean A. Lawson on May 12th, 2019 1:44 pm

Forest and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a vibrant, positive person when I visited her. I’m confident that she is at peace. She Can now sing “Amazing Grace” with the Angelic Choir!

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