Beatrice McKoy Leggett took flight on the wings of a snow-white dove and left her earthly home for a heavenly home on October 16, 2017. Beatrice was born to late Frank McKoy and late CorneilaBaker on June 9, 1933. In 1953 Beatrice graduated from Southside High School in Rowland NC.She began working at Southeastern Regional Hospital on October 15, 1954, the exact day Hurricane Hazel hit North Carolina. The following year she married the love of her life, the lateWilbert Leggett; they were marriedfor 46 years. Beatrice began her walk with Christ in the early 1970s. After learning more about the bible, she was added tothe body ofChrist where she was an active member until her health declined. In 2004 Beatrice retired from the hospital after working 50 years. She holds the record for the longest continuous service at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Beatrice was passionate about caring for others. She gave unselfishly of herself and provided exceptional care for the loves of her life, her children and grandchildren. She has created innumerable memories with them that they all will forever cherish in their hearts. She desired the absolute best for them and worked diligently to foster their every need. She is preceded in death by: her parents, a sister, three brothers, her husband, Wilbert Leggett, her son, Michael Leggett, a son-in-love, Frankie Patterson, and a sister-in-love,Clara McKinnon. Left to cherish her memories are: her children, Patricia (Harold) Parks of Raleigh, NC, Charles Leggett of Baltimore, MD, Linda Sandle of Raleigh, NC, Sharon Patterson of Fayetteville, NC, Peggy Leggett of Lumberton, NCand David (Anita) Leggett of Greensboro, NC; eight grandchildren, Patrick (April) Parks, Ian Parks, Charles Leggett, Karen Leggett, Frankie Patterson Kierra Leggett, Michaela Leggett, and Marshall Leggett; three great-grandchildren; One Sister Ella Mobley of Newark NJ,and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Beatrice and her rambunctious spirit will greatly be missed! Visitation at Celebrations of Life By Leggett-Patterson Funeral Home Friday October 20,2017 1-7 p.m. Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm October 21, 2017 at South Lumberton Church of Christ, Lumberton, NC , with Bro. Billy CampbellOfficiating. Burial in Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Lumberton NC
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