June 8, 1919 ~ October 26, 2010

Born in: Jackson, GA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville – Rebecca Mary Carter Leslie, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Becky was born in Jackson, GA, on June 8, 1919, the daughter of the late Robert Levi and Jenni Collins Carter. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Grover Lee Leslie, Jr.; an infant son, William Morgan Leslie; grandsons Michael Joseph Leslie, Jr. and Carter Thomas Cretella and two brothers, Robert Carter and Emmett Carter. She is survived by her six children, Michael Joseph Leslie of Hendersonville, Linda Leslie Weeks and her husband, Harry, of Hendersonville, Thomas Patrick Leslie and his wife, Madelyn, of Asheville, Stephen Carter Leslie of Lawrenceville, GA, Anne Leslie Cretella and her husband, Joseph, of Raleigh and Nancy Leslie White and her husband, Thomas, of Charlotte; eight grandchildren, Kristen Leigh Leslie Ayscue and her husband, Ryan, of Apex, NC, David Patrick Leslie and his wife, Jessica, of Asheville, Whitney Lee Weeks of Hendersonville, Chase Karterman Weeks of Hendersonville, Katherine Elizabeth Leslie of Asheville, Joseph Michael Cretella of Raleigh, Spencer Leslie Weeks of Hendersonville and Morgan Leslie Cretella of Raleigh as well as three great-grandchildren, Jason Earl-Thomas Ayscue, Kaleigh Michael Ayscue and Isabella Marion Ayscue, all of Apex, NC A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 29, 2010 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating and interment will follow at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ABCCM (where Becky volunteered for many years), 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 or to St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Road, Arden, NC 28704.

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  1. To say that I understand your grief is inconsequential. However, please know that Bob and I are both thinking of you and your family in this extremely stressful and difficult time. We send you thoughts of sympathy and love. You, Joe, Joey and Morgan are important members of our extended family and we mourn your loss. Bob, Pam, Dawn and Robin

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  2. Wish I could be with you at this time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky was a wonderful woman who had grace and dignity and lived her life to its fullest. She will be missed by all of us. She had a lot of love and will keep that love with her. I am greatful for the opportunity to share the happy times with her. She had a special bond with her grandchildren, Joey and Morgan, and made me fee like part of the family. With Love, Rosalie and Joe

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  3. Wish I could be with you at this time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky was a wonderful woman who had grace and dignity and lived her life to its fullest. She will be missed by all of us. She had a lot of love and will keep that love with her. I am greatful for the opportunity to share the happy times with her. She had a special bond with her grandchildren, Joey and Morgan, and made me fee like part of the family. With Love, Rosalie and Joe

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  4. Dear Leslie Family,
    I have very fond childhood memories of Becky and G.L. and wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers at this time of the loss of your beloved Mother.
    Love,
    Carol Weir Peterson

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  5. To the Leslie Family
    Our condolences to you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts as we know this is a hard adjustment and loss.

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  6. Dear All Leslie Cousins,
    It is with great sympathy and sadness that I learned of Aunt Becky’s passing. Sarah called me this morning. Aunt Becky was a very special lady of whom I thought the world. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there to pay my last respects but please know rhat I am thinking of all of you.
    Love Cousin Linda

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  7. Please know that you all are in our prayers with the loss of your Mother. We all have such great memories of your Mom and your entire family during our time in Oak Park so very long ago.
    May the Lord fill your hearts with peace and comfort.

    Lou, Beverly and Craig Barnes

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  8. Mrs. Leslie was such an important person in my young life. Carpooling, driving, advice, wisdom. Such wonderful memories. Blessings to each of her children. She will never be forgotten

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  9. Linda & Harry and the entire Leslie Family: I know it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you today and tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty and Joe Oates

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  10. To the entire Leslie family, my most sincere condolences on the passing of Rebecca. My mother, Marion, sends her thoughts and prayers as well, and wishes that she could be there with you, but her health prevents her from making the trip. I spoke to her this evening and read her the obituary from the Citizen-Times, and she told me she will be in church here in Savannah tomorrow at 10 a.m., the time of the funeral.
    I will always cherish my childhood memories of visiting with the Leslies when I was in Asheville and the great times we had together back then. And I will keep your family in my thoughts and in my heart at this most difficult time. Jim Gannam

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  11. I wish I could be with you at this time. Becky was a wonderful woman who had grace and dignity and lived life to its fullest. She had a special bond with her grandchildren, Joey and Morgan, and made me feel like family. I am grateful for the happy times we spent together. She was loved by many people and will carry that love with her. She will be missed by all of us. With Love, Rosalie and Joe Rouillard

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  12. Tom and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss…I know Becky will be missed. I didn’t know her well but it was clear she was an important part of your family and I’m sure her absence will be felt by all. Hugs and love through this difficult time.

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  13. Dear Tom, Lyn,David and Kate,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    My you find comfort in all your fond memories.
    Jim & Carol Skierczynski

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