Funeral set for local NAACP leader

By Ben Wright benw@ledger-enquirer.com

The funeral for former NAACP president Leonard Leavell is set for Wednesday in Brunswick, Ga.

Leavell, the leader of the Columbus branch of the NAACP for seven years in the 1990s, died late Thursday of complications from a series of strokes. He was 80.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, 1321 Albany St, Brunswick, said his wife, LoDoris Leavell. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Brunswick. Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home at 2005 G St., Brunswick, is handling the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may go to St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 977, Brunswick, 31521.