The Reverend Hallie Leach, 98, of Woodbridge, NJ; passed away Wednesday, December 11th, in his home.
Widower of Essie Ruth Geter Leach, he was born in Cherokee County, SC, and was a son of the late Sam and Mamie Leach.
He was the founder and pastor of Little Rock Holiness Church in Elizabeth, NJ where he served faithfully for over fifty years. He was a former truck driver and retired as custodian at Westfield Board of Education.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings: Herbert, Lloyd, Fletcher, A.W. and Edward Leach, Daisy Blackwell, Beatrice Tuff, Bertha Fawcett, and Jessie Leach; grandson, Avery Leach; granddaughter, Cyreeta Williams; nephew, Bishop Geanette Leach.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: two daughters, Mary Green, of Hopelawn, NJ and Sonovia Rohrmoser (Marc) of Elizabeth, NJ; four sons, Ronald Leach (Ivette), of E. Windsor, NJ, Hassan Leach (Jesseca), Jihaad Leach, of Indiana, and David Wesley (Geneva), of Rahway, NJ; host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 21st, in Zion Temple First Pentecost Church, Linden, NJ.
Smith Funeral Home, 455 N. Broad Street; Elizabeth, NJ; 07208
The Gilmore Mortuary