February 2, 1944 - May 12, 2022
Mother Leona C. Gist was born to the late Fletcher and the late Agnes Cousin. She was married to Deacon Fletcther Gist for 55 years. Over this journey of life, Mother Gist was faithful to God and her family. She leaves to cherish, her loving and caring husband, Deacon Gist, her children Cheryl Grimes, Shirley Gist, Felicia Inzar (Robert), Flecther Gist, Jr., and Tahara Moore. Grandchildren- Tonisha McKenzie (Shawn), DeMario Gist, Romne Gist, Keshona Gist, Frankie Gist, Talisha Gist, Julia Gist, Jasmin Gist, Latisha Gist, Shaniqua Gist, Fletcher Gist, III (Destiny), Elijah Gist, Carlton Griffith, Aiyana Griffith and her sister Mary McCray (Cornell). Siblings raised by Mother Gist - Michael Gist (Rea), Lashonda Adams (Delton) and Marcus Simms (Christine) Mother Gist was loved dearly: neighbor - Geraldine Ellerbe, nephews- Taiwan, Cornell and Roderick, granddaughter-Regina Inzar (Martin), sister-in-law- Marian Gist, Catherine Gist, and niece- Charlene Reasco. Relatives that preceded Mother Gist in death, Mary Madgelene Watkins ( Henry), Grace Sims (Theodore), Mary Biggs (James) and Fletcher Walker (Joyce). Life long friends are listed: Mother Hattie Bradford, Marian Inzar, Mary Phifer, Mother Katherine Gainey, Mother Lillie Calhoun, and her dialysis friends: Mr. Peterson and Ms. Ruby. Mother Gist was committed and willing to put a smile on someone’s face. Her little gifts of appreciation showed God’s love to all she touched. She will be greatly missed. We resolve to guard and uphold the legacy of this woman an inheritance she has left with us. We resolve to demonstrate love and to keep a praise in our hearts no matter what comes or goes. A public viewing will be held Wednesday May 18, 2022, from 1pm until 5pm at Douthit's. Funeral service will be held Thursday May 19, 2022, at 12pm from Douthit's. The family will receive friends at 11:30am and interment will take place Thursday in Salisbury National Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Douthit Funeral Services.
Mother Leona C. Gist was born to the late Fletcher and the late Agnes Cousin. She was married to Deacon Fletcther Gist for 55 years. Over this journey of life, Mother Gist was faithful to God and her family. She leaves to cherish, her loving... View Obituary & Service Information
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