NEWARK, N.J. - Thelma Beatrice Leonard, 88, formerly of Louisburg and Raleigh, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 7, at noon at First Baptist Church with Dr. Dumas Harshaw Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Church cemetery.

Surviving: daughters, Charity Baxter of the home, Ruby Wright and Gail Robinson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Maxine Spivey of Bronx, N.Y. and Peggy Robinson of Raleigh; sons, Charlie L. Wright of Long Island, N.Y., Barry Wright of New York, N.Y., Mark Spivey of Sacramento, Calif. and Charles Spivey of Russia; brother, Charlie Williams of Newark, N.J.; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg.