Leonilla Mae David
Leonilla Mae David, affectionately known by many as “Mama Lee” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Lee was a long time resident of Richmond, Kentucky and parishioner at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Born June 30th, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lee was the Daughter of William Fischer and Pearl Lesczynski. Mama Lee met the love of her life Korean War veteran, James David while working for the USO and supporting the Marine Corps. Inseparable for 57 years their beautiful marriage was a testimony of unconditional love and a self-less, tire-less commitment to family that served as inspiration to the 6 boys they raised.
Lee is survived by Jim  currently residing in Louisville, Ky. Their oldest son, Jeff  wife Renee of Brighton, Michigan. Grand children Jaclyn, Lindsay, Jeffery, and great grandchild Luke Matthew Zuska. Son #2, Romy  and wife Debbie of Highland, Michigan. Grandchildren James, Matthew, Jennifer, Michael and great granddaughter Addison Marie David. Son #3 Greg  and wife Sheila of Nicholasville, Ky. Grandchildren Dayne, Kelli and Makenna in heaven with her. Son #4 Galen  and wife Maria of Oak View, Ca. Grandchildren Dominique, Christian, Jacob and Shawnna. Son #5 Brock  and wife Diane of Lousiville, Ky. Son # 6 Blaise  and wife Stephanie of Louisville, Ky. Grandchildren. Hunter, Peyton, Morgan and Carter.
She is also survived by her other loving family, the congregation at St. Marks Catholic church in Richmond, KY who made her life complete and her friends at Pine Meadows nursing home who so tenderly cared for her in her final months.
Mama Lee loved life, she loved pets and had a smile and a kiss for everyone she met. She was an avid bowler and showed her spunk by actually bowling a 257 at the age of 71. She loved to knit and crochet and was known for the amazing Angels she created. Most importantly Lee David loved the Lord and she is resting in his arms today. Every single night after giving unselfishly to her family all day she kissed her boys with this prayer….Good night, pleasant dreams, sleep tight, see you in the morning and I love you. Bless you Mama and we love you for everything you so unselfishly gave us! Please join us in celebrating the life of this very special lady.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home and the Catholic Mass will be 10:00 A.M Wednesday November 2, 2011. at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church 608 W. Main Street Richmond, Kentucky
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Makenna Foundation, 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40509 or call (859) 422-2010
William David Sparks
William David Sparks, 80, of Paw Paw, WV, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, WV. He was born September 24, 1931 in Richmond, KY and was the son of the late Robert L. Sparks and Leota McKinney Sparks.
William Sparks was a decorated Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army in the 25th Infantry Division. He often spoke of his experiences protecting his country. He held the rank of Presiding Elder and was a former Assistant Pastor in the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob of the United States of America, Inc. He readily shared with others how God blessed him throughout his entire life.
William attended Madison High School in Richmond, KY. He was owner and operator of Sparks”” Grocery in Richmond for many years. Over the last few years of his life, he enjoyed the company of the staff and residents of the nursing home. He served as President of the facility””s Resident Council and recently celebrated his 80th birthday there.
Surviving are – His wife of 41 years – Oma Lee Parrill Sparks, Two sons – David L. Sparks and wife, Jan of Mercersburg, PA, John E. Sparks of Richmond, KY, One daughter – Billie Carol Harrison and husband, Jerneal of Richmond, KY, Five stepsons -Lawrence Munson and wife, Rita of Graniteville, SC, Mark Munson and wife, JoAnn of Graniteville, SC, Daniel Munson and wife, Shari of Martinsburg, WV, Philip Wayne Munson and wife, Sandra of Salley, SC, John “Doug” Munson and wife, Sharon of Paw Paw, WV, One stepdaughter – Martha Ann Krumpton and husband, James of North Augusta, SC, One sister – Opal Oakley and husband, Carl of Murray, KY, Twenty-six grandchildren, Eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an adopted son, Edward L. Sparks and one brother, James L. Sparks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Kimble Funeral Home, 188 Moser Avenue, Paw Paw, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 29 at The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Winchester Street, Paw Paw, WV with Adv. Pres. Elder Mark Faith officiating and Pres. Elder David Mundey assisting.
Interment will be at the Ginevan Cemetery in Okonoko, WV with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Supreme Council of The House of Jacob in Paw Paw.
Shirley C. Rose
Waco — Shirley C. Rose, 62, wife of Larry M. Rose, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Mrs. Rose was born in Madison County July 2, 1949, to Elmer and Jessie Eversole Childers. She was a life-long member of Waco Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Shirley was an avid reader and also wrote poetry. Most of all, she loved her family. She was a retired school teacher of thirty three years in the Estill County School System.
In addition to her husband of 43 years, Larry M. Rose, she is survived by: six children, Philip Michael Rose (Teresa), Gene Alan Rose (Bridget), Stuart Marshall Rose (Tammy), Stephen Elliott Rose, Susanne Michelle Rose and Jessica Marie Rose; four grandchildren, Michael, Kayla, Abby and Kasey Rose; and her sister, Debra Barclay (Jerry).
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Waco Baptist Church with Bro. Fred Livingood officiating. Burial will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Don Kaylor, Chad Rose, Terry Muncie, Kevin Jones, Sammy Jones and Gary McCreary.