Evangelist Leatha Mae Graham-Rose was born April 17, 1938 in Andrews South Carolina to the late Tom and Mary Snow. Affectionately known as Bea, she was the fourth oldest child of thirteen. After being ill for a long time, Leatha passed on October 25, 2020 in St. Francis Hospital located in Wilmington, DE.
Evangelist received her education in the Williamsburg County School District. She enjoyed hanging out with her sister Cleyo. Wherever you would see one, you knew the other was not far behind, at the age of sixteen, she married the love of her life, Thomas Graham. This union birthed three sons, Tommie, Clifford and Terence Graham.
Leatha relocated from South Carolina to Syracuse New York in 1956. During her time in the city of New York, she held many different jobs but her favorite job of all was working with the children at the Syracuse Childcare Center. After many years, Leatha left Syracuse and relocated to Delaware in the 1980’s, where she worked for the Chrysler Corp as an assembly worker until she was deemed disabled and no longer could work for the company. However, she did not stop there. Because of her love for children, Leatha went to work for her niece at her center, Sheila’s Childcare center for many years in the infant room until she had to retire. After this time period, she was married to Kenneth Rose.
Leatha was a faithful member of the Church of Faith and Deliverance, under the leadership of her bother, Pastor George Snow. You would always find Leatha on a Sunday morning up and ready to go to Sunday School, morning worship service, and the four O’ clock services. During Worship Service, you would hear her singing “Here I am Free”.
Preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mary Snow. Her oldest son Tommie, who passed 25 days before she did; brothers: Bently, James and Author Snow. Sisters; Rachel, Mella Davis, Christina White. Brother-in-laws; Eddie Bateman and Stanford White. And her sister-in-law, Bertha Snow.
Survived by her husband, Kenneth Rose and her two sons, Clifford and Terrence Graham; her devoted niece and daughter, Sheila (Reginald) Boney; who she shared with her sister and best friend, Pastor Cleyo Bateman; Siblings, Pastor George Snow, Mary (Charles) Thomas, Francine Worley, Beneatha (Buddy) Waller, Barbara (Reginald) Williams; sister in laws, Ethel Snow, Mary Gibbs, Donna Snow and brother in law Paul Davis; grandchildren, Thomas D. Payne, Tommie C. Rashaun, Damien LeCompte, Sherry Johnson, Nicole Hamen-Brooks, Kaynet, Terrance, William, Kaytara Norton, Navaeh, Terrance, Jr., Angelica Banks, Lamonte Graham; 16 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
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