The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Friday, July 29, 2011 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Moody Road, Tazewell, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Leon was born December 3, 1963 to Mary Williams Sales and the late Vermon Sales, Sr. He was a 1981 graduate of Tri-County High School, Buena Vista, Georgia. Leon was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a self-employed professional painter.
Survivors are a loving mother, Mary Williams Sales, Ellaville, Georgia; a companion, Patricia Ann Brown, Americus, Georgia; five siblings, Valda Danette Boykin, Atlanta, Georgia, Vermon Sales, Jr. (Carolyn), Freddie Dean Sales, all of Ellaville, Georgia, Shirley Sales Sims (Frank), Americus, Georgia, and Marvin Eugene Sales, Ellaville, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Corene Respess, Mattie Crumbley, both of Ellaville, Georgia, Gladys Tatum, Waycross, Georgia, Wanzie Sales (Versa Lee), Jacksonville, Florida, Eddie Ruth Turner, Orlando, Florida and Johnny Williams (Emily), Atlanta, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Valinda Boykin, Raven Royal, Shayla Royal, Ketorie Sales, Marcus Sales, Garion Sales and Gary Boykins, Jr.; a host of other relatives and friends.
Pat Brown(Wednesday, April 25 12 11:00 pm EDT)
What am I supose to do when the best part of me was loving you and now you are gone. What am I supose to do Lee??????????
Keep on loving and missing you.
I still miss you Lee. I will never ever forget you. You were the wind beneath my wings in so many ways. I am a LUCKY woman to have been loved by you.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Sales family. MAY God comfort and strengthen each of you during your hour of sorrow. Ours thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Liz and Ruby Hodges
May God give this family rest and peace within their souls during this time of bereavement. God is able to carry you through, I've tried him, and I know that he will.
From Johnny Hamilton and Family
Lee,there are no words that can explain the hurt in my heart right now. But you know me I will lean on the promises of "My God", who told me I will never leave you or forsake you. You and I had some good days and some bad days but the good days outweighed the bad days and I can't complain. I thank God for having met you and known you."You are the wind beneath my wings". I WILL MISS YOU and I LOVE YOU!! Lee ."Baby,Baby,Baby"
Lee, this is the reason God is LOVE,
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. Lee Sales, thanks for the gestures, favors, and most of all loving my sister.Before you were formed in your mother's womb, (Jesus said) I saw you and approved you(Jeremiah 1.5). Only God approves us unconditionally.
Bernadette Bell Brown & Henry, Jr, and Brianna
My prayers are with the Sales family! Leon will be missed by so many of us. I will always remember all the good times we shared together on vacations, outings, Sunday dinners and I could go on and on and on...... One thing I do know is Leon was a friend of mines and he loved his family and his friends. You will be missed!!!!
Cleola Harris Fudge
TO MY BROTHER WHOM I LOVE FROM THE TIME WE MET UNTIL THE TIME YOU LEFT ME. YOU WILL BE MISS BUT I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE REMEMBERS AND TIME THAT WE ALL SHARED, GOOD AND BAD. LONG YOU (SHORT-DOG).
FRIENDS UNTIL THE END CAROLYN S. WILSON (CAT)
To Shirley and the Sales Family, Thinking of you during this time. Hope that you find peace and comfort in knowing that Leon is at rest, until you meet him again, be encouraged. Keeping each of you lifted in prayer. My greatest sympathy......
Your friend, Vanessa and Hollis Family
Ellavile. Georgia has sustained a great loss in losing Leon Sales. Leon was the type of man that gave more than he took in this world. He loved life and he lived life. When I first met him he was larger that life. Friendly always with a laugh and a smile. I loved to see him laugh, he would get so tickled at things sometimes. I don't know why he had to leave us so soon but we will understand it better by and by. I would just like Pat and the family to know that only time and God will ease the pain I know they feel right now. Pat, be assured that Leon loved you. My deepest sympathies goes out to all of you in the horrific time of loss and I know sorry.
See you at the "Crossroad" Shorty!!!!!! I love you Shorty
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Jones
We pray peace and comfort to you. Allow God's love to comfort you when times get hard and allow Him to remind you of the wonderful memories you hold in your hearts to cherish forever.
Woodrow & Angela Terry
The depths of sorrow we cannot tell of the loss of one we loved so well and while he lies peaceful sleep his memory we shall always keep.
With Deepest Sympathy
Mrs. Lisa Thornton Thomas & family
To MaMary and all the family please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you during this time of sadness. We hold dear our friendships and memories of the The Sales staying two houses down from us. We all grew up together. Freddie,the class of 1978 lifts you up in prayer.
Love, Victoria Haynes & The Blue Family
My prayers go put to the sales family. May the Lord continue to bless you. Leon will be missed. He always have something funny to say.
We are still in shock that you are no longer with us. We are thankful that you painted our playhouse and our bedrooms. You may not have liked the Kiwi Green, Pepto Bismol Pink, and Ecru yet you have made us really happy. Every time we go into our rooms we will think of you. Make sure you say hello to Grandma Erma.
Cemirra & Cemiya
The death of a loved one is considered a painful and horrific life experience. Many of us would prefer to die ourselves rather than face life without someone who meant so much and was so beloved. We all have to look at life in respect to the time an individual occupies earth as opposed to when the individual leaves. I would rather life a full life like you did Lee versus waiting to experience life. In essence, every experience is an opportunity to move forward on the evolutionary path! In addition, meeting you and getting acquainted with you was a pleasant experience. My family, children (Mira and Miya), and siblings are eternally grateful that you loved our dear oldest sister. We are indebted to you because your special acts of kindness always made Pat smile. For example, I can recall each picture I received from my sis regarding the beautiful purple tulips you sent to her. I will make sure she continues to get purple tulips! Thanks for the acts of kindness you granted to the Thomas Family.
We will miss your presence.
Cedrick, Miranda, Cemirra, and Cemiya Thomas
To Mattie and the Sales family, our Prayers are with you. May the Love of GOD comfort you.
Ida Mae/Ma Susie and the Hart Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your hour of bereavement. May God give you strength and comfort.
Freddie,Barbara,Vanessa,Freddie Jr., The Haugabrook Family.
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Praying that God's Word will be a comfort to the family at this time.
Sherry F. Oliver
The family has my deepest sympathy.
Geneva O. Johnson
To my sister Shirley, mother, and family,praying for strength durning this time.Know that only the Lord can massage your hearts and in his word you will find comfort.
Mary Lanier Banks and Deacon Kenneth Banks and family.
Our hearts will never be the same because a good soldier has fought his last battle and gone to collect his reward with the Master Father God.Cry your tears so that your hearts may not be troubled in this time of sorrow and rest easy because he hurt no more. That is thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt thou believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Mrs. Elizabeth, Virga, Myra and Kyle Moore
To mrs mary and family, God be with you all. "precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints". with sincere condolences.
- the swan family-
To the Sales family yall are in my prayers....R.I.P Leon
Carla & Carlee
To Mrs Mary Sales and Family You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy
Gerald Clark and Family
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Words can not express the great sorrow I felt when I got the news of his passing. Growing up in Ellaville and seeing Leon was always a great joy. He will be missed.
Machel R. Long Orange, New Jersey
To the Family of Leon, I will keep you in my prayers. My prayer is that strength find and keep you at this time in your lives. May God cover you and keep you. We love you Ms. Sales with all of our hearts.
Jetendra, Javaris, Joshua, & Sekema
MAY GOD GIVE THE SALES FAMILY COMFORT AND PEACE,LEON WAS A VERY LOVING PERSON,ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE.HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY FROM ELLAVILLE, SEEING HIM IN HIS RED TRUCK.MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. THOUGHTS AND PRAYER ARE WITH THE SALES FAMILY! MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE.
To the Sales Family you are In our Hearts Cuz will be missed by so many and will always be loved and never forgotten.
Deepest Sympathy from
Mr.Marlon B. Sanford and Family
The sales family keep God in your hand and put him first.
Mr & Mrs James Gordon Jr
MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AND KEEP YOU
LOVE JANICE AND DONALD COTTLE
To The Sales Family, May God's peace and comfort be with you. Leon will be missed, but never forgotten.
Ruby Greene and Family, Class of 1981
We will really miss u Leon! That red truck has moved each of us from house to house, laughing every single trip! Ellaville will never be the same without you... Rest In Paradise Leon -
Rachel, Daniele and KeKe, Sandra & Ijon
To Aunt Mary and the rest of the Sales Family. Leon will truly be missed by all. He will always be a brother to me and my entire family. Words cannot express how much his passing hurt my entire family. The Sales family is truly in the Edwards family prayers. We truly understand your pain. We will miss that beautiful smile. May God bless you and always keep you in our prayers.
Sincerely Allene, Robin, Arness, Cook, ShaNeal, Cartez, Khalif, Marri, and the rest of the Edwards family.
We will continue to keep the Sales family in our prayers. We shared some great times together in Tazewell. Bless You.
With Deepest Sympathy Ellis Mathis, James Mathis, Pamela Mathis, Mary Mathis & Linda Mathis
Turn to the Lord for comfort.
Perry & Linda Smith & Family
To my classmate and dear friend, Shirley, and the entire Sales family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your love one. I pray that GOD continues to comfort you all during this time of sorrow. I know that Leon will truly be missed.
-Thomas W Jackson
"For God so love the world he gave his only begotten son". RIP Shorty Forty. You will be truly missed!!!!
To Shirley and the Sales family.May our God of comfort and peace fill and take control.His love and compassion be present.
Rev. Roosvelt Kee N Family
My heart is truly hurting on the passing of my Uncle Leon. He taught me how to swim. I’m going to miss you.RIP
May God comfort the family now and in the days ahead. Our prayers are with the family.
Cathy Battle Thornton and Family
Absent from the body... PRESENT WITH THE LORD... To the entire Sales Family, keep your head up!
Love always Monique(Coleman)& Brandon Robinson
To Freddie & The Sales Family, you have our sincere condolences. We are praying that God’s will strengthens you in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
David & Melanie Thomas
Tri-County High School Class of 1978
Cousin Clarence White, Atlanta
I was sorry to hear about the death of Leon. My prayer for the family is that God will comfort and strengthen each one of you at this time and also in the future. Continue to look to the Lord and He will be there to help you.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Sales Family as your hearts try to heal from the lost of your son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend...Leon. Whenever I say Leon he was with my cousin Henry and they would always keep me laughing. Leon in his red suit and Henry in a green suit...what a combination. RIP Leon and God Bless the family.
-Meredith "Lady" Raines and the Minter and Raines Family
We would like to express our deepest sympathy and love for the entire Sales family. We all grew up together and were like an extended family. Continue to look to the Lord for comfort and guidance.
Love, Shirley, Linda, Tommy, Catherine, Pap, Lee, Mary, Bernice, Kenneth, Steve and Stacey - The
I will truly miss you. You were a great guy with a unforgivable personality. I am glad I got a chance to meet you through Pat. I will never forget you Lee. We had some great times at Cleola's house. To the family, he was a great man with a big heart. You will be truly missed. We loved you but God loved you more. R.I.P. Lee
Loren Carter & Family
Our prayers are with you at this time. Remember to truth in the Lord, lean not to your own understanding. He (God) will direct your path. He is so merciful to his people. He is loving you right now, so are we.
Minister James & Beverly Thomas & Family. JT too.
To the Sales family and Shirley May our God of comfort andpeace fill and take control. His love and compassion be present
Rev.Roosvelt Kee and family
We love you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God is able to see you through.
Brenda and Raymond stevens
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God bless each of you!
Ronnie Crimes Sr. and Family
Class of 1981
We pray for the comfort of the Holy spirit to be upon all the family in this time of mourning,
Sincerely, Rev James Stewart and Mrs. Olivia Sales Monroe
I will miss you my friend. R.I.P.
I was sadden to hear of the loss of Leon. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Sales family during this difficult time.
N. Augusta, SC
Hi, Sales & Hartage Family, I know this is a great lost to you. Leon will be greatly missed. My family send their love unfortunately I and sister plan to be there, but our plan change at last few minutes. Mrs. Mary, Val, Veron, Freddie, Shirley, & Marvin continue to be strong. We will keep you all in our prayers!
Mr. Eddie J. Terry & Family.
Leon you will surely be missed by many; however, the thing that is so beautiful is that we have an opportunity to see you again when God calls us home. I'm looking forward to that day of seeing you again. I will never forget your presence. I thank God for allowing me to know you. You will always be remembered.
Love you always, Brianna Bell
To the Sales family and Shirley.In times like these may our God of comfort and peace fill and take control. His love and compassion be present.
Rev. Roosevelt Kee and family
You've been a blessing to my family. I've known you since I was a little one. I remember the last thing you told me was to stay out of trouble. I'll never forget you Lee.
-Henry Bell III
To the Sales Family, with deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers. With Love,
Ms. Jennifer Sanford and Family
Thank you Baby for coming to see me in a dream last night,8-2-2011 I know now that you are ALRIGHT. You once told me,"Baby I would never take anything from you", Lee, I know that. The only thing I can ever say you took from me was "you" and unfortunately you had no control over that. You know what the word says, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but still I bless His Holy name. Thank you for loving me past life also. Please continue to come to me. I love you!!!!!!!!!!!