Marion Leonard

Marion Leonard

Marion Thorsen Leonard, 84, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home.

She was born on November 15, 1931 in Brunswick Co., a daughter of the late Henry and Claudia Gore Williams. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Olaf Walter Thorsen, Jr., two brothers, Robert Williams & William “Billy” Williams.

She retired after 20 plus years from Brunswick County Schools as a teacher’s assistant.

Surviving are her husband, Ethridge Leonard; two sons, Richard Thorsen (Nelda), and Olaf “Bud” Thorsen, III (Debbie), all of Shallotte; three daughters, Angie Smith (Tommy), of Shallotte; Barbie Oxendine (Larry), of Shallotte, and Regina Berry (Ronnie), of Lillington; step-son, Ronnie Leonard (Debbie), of Key West, FL; a special niece, Tina Stanley, of Shallotte; nine grandchildren, Becky Oxendine, Taylor Berry, Tyler Thorsen, Jessica Thorsen, Brad Smith, Candice Smith, Ashley Varnum, Stephanie Thorsen, & Allen Thorsen; five great grandchildren, Austin Thorsen, Eli Burgess, Julian Burgess, Ethan St. Jean, & Bodhi Varnum; three step-grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean Williams, of Jacksonville, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd in the Village Point United Methodist Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Richard Stone and Rev. Jason L. Benton.

Burial will follow in the Gurganus Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Village Point UMC Building Fund, 1392 Village Point Road SW, Shallotte, NC 28470.

Marion Leonard
Williams
Shallotte
07/20/2016
Brunswick County
11/15/1931
Gurganus Cemetery
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