Michael E. Leatherbury


Michael E. Leatherbury, 72. Sunrise September 8, 1939 and Sunset May 10, 2012. Mr. Leatherbury was a 1957 graduate of East High School, attended Capital University, was a retired Air Traffic Controller and a Salesman with Xerox Corp. He was a member of Rhema Christian Center where he served as an Ordained Minister, with The Men of Valor, a Leader of Personal Worker Ministry, A Teacher for Understanding Gods Word, Discipleship Ministry and Prison Ministry. Mr. Leatherbury was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Grace Leatherbury, brother Joseph T. Leatherbury, sister Gloria Alexander and sister in law Sharon Leatherbury. Left to cherish his memory, wife Sandra Leatherbury, son Kenneth Moore, daughters Kim Leatherbury (Morris) Smith, Nena (Adam) Bradley, Nichole (Eric) Brandon, and Angela (Lowell III) Burks, sister jodella Doneghy, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Leatherbury. I knew Michael at Xerox Corporation through the 1980s until I left the company in 1992. While I did not work with Michael on a daily basis, I have nothing but the fondest memories of my intereactions with him. His soft-spoken manner always conveyed a deeply caring concern for others. I will always remember Michael as a true gentleman and distinguished individual of the highest caliber. My heart-felt condolences go out to his family and friends for the great loss.

  2. I worked with Mike for several years at Xerox and always found him to be a wonderful person to work with, Mike always did such a great job because he really cared about his work and those he worked with. I know he will be missed by many.

  3. I worked with Michael at Port Cols .He always met me with a smile and words of encouragement at church.I will miss him,but never forget his kindness.God bless the family

  4. At Xerox, I remember Mike as a person with high integrity and a great devotion to God. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of this fine man.

  5. Skip & Cris Jones

    To the Leatherbury Famliy.
    We were very sad to here about the passing of Michael this mourning. Our prayers are with you. May God give you comfort & His Grace to help you in this trying time.
    Skip & Cris Jones.

  6. I Love you, and I miss you To Sandra and Family my prayer's are with you, everytime a make a Peach Cobbler I will remember My Brother in Christ!!!

  7. Sharon Johnson Watkins

    I was deeply saddened when I read about Michael. I remember back at East High how we all joked and had fun; even in adult life we would run into each other ocassionaly and still joke about our "es;teen"es; years. My condolences and prayers are with you Sandra and your family.

  8. Marvin & Jacqueline Baylor

    Dear Sandra and family,
    The very same God who called you and loves you with all tenderness and compassion is able to keep you during this difficult time. We are praying for you and trusting in the God of all comfort for your strength and peace.

    Marvin and Jacqueline Baylor
    Rhema Christian Center

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  10. Leonard & Tonya Mills

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Leatherbury family. Michael was truly a great father, role model and man of God. What a blessing God choose to shared with us all.

    Leonard & Tonya Mills

  11. I'm so sorry for the passing of Michael, he was a very good friend of mine and I will miss him. May the Lord bless every member of the family and I will always Love every one of you.
    God bless and I will have your family in my prayers.


  12. Angela & Family. May the Lord bless each of you during this time. His Grace is sifficient. Lifting you in prayer, Sis. Gwen

  13. We are lifting you up Jodie, you and your family are in our prayers.

  14. To the family, I would like to say I am so sorry for your loss. Our Lord has taken another faithful servant home. My prayers are with the family and remember, you will see him again. God Bless You All!


    We are deeply sorry for your loss, Mr. Leatherbury was a wonderful man and he meant a lot to us,he really reached out to us when we came to Rhema.He will truly be missed. We pray that God gives your family the peace and comfort you need at this time, God bless and keep you.
    Darin & Joy Allen

  16. My love and condolences go to the Leatherbury family. To Sandra, Nena, Nikki, and Angie, the blessing of life is the loving memories that live in our hearts. May God bless you and guide you safely through this difficult time.

  17. Marvenia E. Bosley

    I offer my sincere condolescences to you and your family. May God be with you during this time of your loss and always. SIncerely, Marvenia E. Bosley your neighbor on Koebel Rd.

  18. Our family has lost another loved one. We will miss you Michael. Keep watch over us and hold Leigh close to you. I will always keep you in my heart.

  19. Elysse Smith & Family

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family at their time of loss. I knew Mr Leatherbury as a child and he also aided me in a job search as and adult. We offer our deepest condolences to your family at this time. He will be greatly missed.

  20. To Sandra and other members of the Leatherbury family, I wish you the peace of God as you celebrate Michael's life. As a colleague of his at CMACAO, I will remember Mike as a prayer warrior and wise man. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. God bless you and comfort you.

  21. Sandra/Family
    I am sincerely sorry to hear of Mike's passing, Oh, the good times at East High School and him and the guys dressing so fine back in the day. God Bless You and Your Family
    Joanne W Foster

  22. Linda Crockrell Brown

    To Jodella & Family: My sincere condolences to you in the lost of someone dear to you. May God watch over you and help you to find peace. It has been years since we have seen each other but my prayers are extended to you.

  23. Alexis G Armstrong

    Sandra and Family: May God's love substain you now and forever more. Our loss is heaven's gain. You and your family are constantly in my prayers! Love, Alexis

  24. Kelley and Geri Munnerlyn

    I pray that God will bless the Leatherbury's in there time of lost. I know that Dr. Leatherbury has found real peace and the feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  25. Jodie, our arms are wrapped around you, our hearts feel for you, our lips are praying for you, much love to you and your family.

  26. Lloyd Craycroft - Victory Ministries

    Michael was a true "es;Statesman"es; of the faith. He represented our Lord so well. Every time I visited Rhema, I could always count on Michael to give me a warm welcome and to lift my spirit. I will miss him. May God hold you close during this time.

  27. To Sandra, Kim, Jodella and the entire family, as your sister-in-Christ my heart grieves with you in your loss. May the Lord our God continue to manifest Himself in any and every way you need Him. Among many things He is "es;the Lord our Peace"es; and "es;the Lord who is Present"es;. May He keep you, carry you and comfort you.

    Michael was truly earth's gain and on May 10th there came a vacuum in the earth itself. But what is so awesome is that because of Michael's influence and impact through service and as a model of godly manhood, I believe many will step up and step into places of void. What a powerful imprint he made; what a legacy he leaves.

    I love you and will continue to pray for you,
    Beverly Pettway


    Michael was as honorable and loyal as any person that I know. I will always be grateful for a favor that he once did for me.


  29. Marita, Anna, Michael Jr. and Michael Winston Sr.

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Michael. He was very kind and caring gentleman. The Winston family extends its sincerest condolences to Sandra and members of the Leatherbury Family.

  30. Wayne & Rosemary Kline

    It has been years since we have seen Michael, but the impression he made on our lives is forever. He had a heart and spirit that is found in few men.

    May the Lord ease the pain of your loss and be with with you.

  31. Clifford & Veronica Williams

    We are sorry to hear about Mr. Leatherbury.
    He was a very nice person to converse with.
    God bless his family.

  32. Sandra, my thoughts and prayers are for you and loved ones over the loss of Mike. He was a "es;classy man"es;. I remember him from his days at East High"es; . He was always upbeat and fun to be around. I remember when I saw the two of you at my house when my brother Toby passed. You were both so very much in "es;LOVE"es;. Savour those memories of the time you two were able to share together . Lovingly, "es;K"es;.

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  34. I give my deepest sympathy to the Leatherbury Family I have been of friend of the daughters Nikki/Angela as well as Nina I had a loss and saw the name My God ladies I deeply apologz I Love you. Again I deeply apologz.

  35. I knew Michael when he came to Manna House 3 days after I did in September of 1982. We later served on staff of the ministry together. Michael was a great man.

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