Edward McLeod, Sr. 85, of Seabrook, SC and husband of the Reverend Annie Lee McLeod, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Allen Chapel AME Church, Burton. Burial will follow in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors.
He was born April 1, 1927, in Seabrook, SC, to the late Moses and Elizabeth Fields McLeod.
Edward was educated a the Beaufort County Training (Old Shanklin School). Edward being loyal to his country served in the U.S. Army as a World War II veteran. He received an honorable discharge in 1948. After his military tenure, he returned home and became employed by the United States Government as a Civil Service employee at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, where he was a truck driver until his retirement.
Edward accepted Christ as his personal savior and became a member of the Allen Chapel AME Church family. Working diligently for the Lord, he served as Sunday School superintendent for numerous years and provided children with transportation to Sunday School.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth McLeod and Edward Gordon and three siblings, Abraham McLeod, Sr., Catherine Smalls and George Ann Tucker.
Edward was married to the Rev. Annie Lee McLeod for 62 lovely and inspiring years.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted and beloved wife, Rev. Annie Lee McLeod; ten children: Edward McLeod Jr. of Austintown, OH, Paul McLeod (Terri) of Greensboro, NC, Russell McLeod of Columbia, SC and Tyrone Singleton of Beaufort, SC; four daughters: Annette Story of Beaufort, SC, Sherri Avent (Toussaint, Jr.) of Greensboro, NC, Rose McLeod of O’Fallon, IL and Jacqueline Montgomery (Erwin) of Fayetteville, NC; one daughter-in-law, Lou E. Gordon of Brooklyn, NY; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Jones of Beaufort, SC; one brother-in-law, Staten Tucker of Beaufort, SC; one sister-in-law, Ruth George of Walterboro, SC; one aunt, Annie Mae Fields of Wendell, NC; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends to include a special cousin, Margaret Robinson; special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Glaze, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Heyward and special Christian friends, the Allen Chapel AME Church Family.