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Minnie Jo Leslie
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Obituary for Minnie Jo Leslie

Minnie Jo Leslie, 81 of Sand Springs, Oklahoma passed from this temporary life to her permanent life in heaven on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Tulsa. Minnie was born August 31, 1935 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Alfred Jess Moss and Gracie Lee Kellett Moss.

Minnie, married the love of her life, Richard Achille Leslie. They made their home in Sand Springs where they raised one daughter and two sons.

She was a domestic homemaker, where she made her home warm and pleasant to all who entered.

She loved being surrounded by the people whom she cared for most; her family and her grandchildren. She dedicated her life to watching her grandkids.

Minnie was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church for seventy-two years; a member of WMU at Broadway Baptist; she belonged to the Red Hats Women’s Group and a member of the Pepper Steppers-Square Dancing Club.

Survivors include daughter, Vicki Rice and husband Brian of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; two sons, Richard Leslie and wife Cindy of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Wade Leslie and wife Sallye of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; one sister, Jessie Moss of Bristow, Oklahoma; sixteen grandchildren, Joshua Rice and wife Jennifer of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Watkins and wife Jennifer of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Jessie Zimpel and husband Doug of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amie Moreland and husband Jon of Katy, Texas, Jake Watkins and wife Stephanie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nicci Jo Brose and husband John Paul of Bentonville, Arkansas, Chris Leslie and wife Ellen of Owasso, Oklahoma, Amber Speath and husband Erich of Bentonville, Arkansas, Hannah Bright and husband Tyler of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Jessie Leslie and wife Candace of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Dalton Leslie of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kevin Leslie and wife Gabby of Fort Worth, Texas, Darcey Leslie of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Lee Leslie of New York, Jake Leslie of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Bobby Anderson and wife Kayla of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; twenty-four great-grandchildren, Tuli and Seren Rice of Dallas, Texas, Noah Watkins and Sophie Watkins of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Callie Zimpel of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sterling, Whitley and Ellis Moreland of Katy, Texas, Nollie and Casper Watkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Allie and Jaylie Brose of Bentonville, Arkansas, Gracie Byrom and husband Blake of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Mia, Aubree, Connor, Daxton and Simon Leslie all of Owasso, Oklahoma, Peter Speath and Theodore Speath of Bentonville, Arkansas, Charley and Margo Bright of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Luka Leslie of Fort Worth, Texas, Rory Leslie of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; nephew, John Williams and wife Kathie of Bristow, Oklahoma; great- niece Krystal Williams of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Richard Achille Leslie; parents, Alfred Jess Moss and Gracie Lee (Kellett) Moss; grandparents, Martin and Minnie Kellett.

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dillon Marler Dighton Funeral Home

1200 North Cleveland Ave.
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Broadway Baptist Church

1000 N. Adams Road
Sand Springs, Ok 74063


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