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Sara Perry Leopard

Sara Perry Leopard, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, went to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Minister Lee Ruston Jamieson officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil C. and Minnie Smith Perry, and her brothers, William Frank Perry and James D. “Sonny” Perry.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Billy A. Leopard; her son, Perry A. Leopard of Paris, France; her daughter, Lori J. Leopard-Buttram (Scott) of Trussville; her brother, Earl S. Perry (Zora Christian) of Walnut Grove, Miss.; her sisters, Jane P. Roebuck (James W.) and Margaret P. Brooker (William T.), both of Tuscaloosa; her granddaughter, Sara Marie Buttram of Trussville; her grandson, Jase Buttram of Tuscaloosa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sara was born September 25, 1931, in Hale County to Cecil C. and Minnie Smith Perry.

She was baptized into Christ in 1961 and served Him faithfully, fellowshipping with Central Church of Christ. She was a quiet spirit who loved her family and friends and was loved by all.

After graduating from Hale County High School, Sara worked as a telephone operator in Bessemer and Birmingham. She transferred from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa in 1955 and continued working until Perry was born. She followed Billy through several transfers and moved back to Tuscaloosa after his retirement to be among relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Central Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Central Church of Christ Building Fund.

Condolences may be offered at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.

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