5170 Sullivantown Road
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
- 7 p.m.
Mar 03, 1919 - Nov 10, 2012
Annette McNeely Leight, age 93, died peacefully in her home on November 10, 2012 surrounded, as always, by the family who cherished her. Annette was born to Ruth Barber McNeely and Roy Kilpatrick McNeely on March 3, 1919 in Mooresville, N.C. Annette McNeely (Leight) graduated from Salem College in 1939. After graduation, she became the Registrar of Salem College for several years.
Annette and her husband, Edwin Leight, lived in Izmir, Turkey and Athens, Greece where Ed worked for Reynolds Tobacco Company. Annette was President of the American Women of Greece, and volunteered with the USO to support the military troops overseas.
Annette Leight felt a deep love for Walkertown and felt honored to support the town in numerous ways. After returning to the United States, Annette was on the Walkertown Sanitary District Board and the first Walkertown Town Council. She was instrumental in establishing the first permanent library in Walkertown.
Annette's true passion was always her family. Living overseas for a quarter of a century, the Leight parents and their seven children created unique bonds that run deep to this day. Every member of the family looked forward to the afternoons when they could share the traditional, weekly Sunday lunch at the Leight home. And, each family member delighted in knowing that her door would be open for every holiday and family celebration. Annette loved her grandchildren unconditionally. In return she was and will always be adored and cherished by each grandchild.
Annette was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Milton Leight, from Walkertown, her son, Edwin Milton Leight, Jr., and a son-in-law, Robert Louis Quick. She is survived by her six daughters, Molly Leight, Betty Quick, Patty West (Ken), Ruth Leight (Charles Bolton), Sally Leight (Gary Walker), Peggy Leight (Paul Bramblett), and her daughter-in-law Meredith Leight. She will be missed by her eleven grandchildren: Patrick West (Sarah), Emily West (Stacey Bailey), Dustin West, Robert Quick, Sara Quick, Travis Bolton, Becca Bolton, Laurie Walker, Haley Walker, Allison Leight, and Nik Bramblett.
The family will receive friends at the Leight home at 5170 Sullivantown Road, in Walkertown on Monday, November 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family requests that any memorials be made to Salem Academy and College for the Leight Faculty Fund, 601 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101; or the Walkertown Friends of the Library, 2969 Main Street, Walkertown, NC 27051
To the Leight Family:
May your hearts be filled with loving memories of "happy" times together, as you celebrate a life (93yrs), well-lived!! (Psalm 90:10)
Carolyn A. Highsmith
My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family at the loss of your mother. I remember our recent conversation about your mother at Pinedale Christian Church. So, at this most difficult of times, please accept my sincerest condolences.
I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs.Leight. Even when our beloved ones live long, full, meaningful lives, losing them is still something that all of us wish we didn't have to face. Thankfully, within his word the bible, God promises us that soon, right here on earth, "death will be no more". Not only that, but he also promises us that our loved ones who have already "fallen asleep" have the hope of being resurrected (Revelation 21:3,4 & John 5:28,29). Again my condolences
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Although I never met your mother, you always had a smile and a laugh as you told stories about her and your family. May those memories and His comforting arms embrace you as you grieve. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am sorry for your loss and although I did not know your mother I know how very special she was to you. Each time you spoke of your Walkertown gatherings your face would light and you would radiate the love of family. May you find comfort in God's love and your many special memories. Thinking of you,