May 8, 2012
John Arthur Leach, son of the late Simon and Armatha Leach, was born on March 15, 1950, in Clinton, N.C. He departed this life on May 8, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
John attended public schools in Sampson County, Turkey, N.C. Along with his family, he relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1965. Before moving from North Carolina, he attended the St. Paul Disciples Church in Clinton, N.C.
John later met and married the love of his life, Jeannie Williams, and of that union, two children were born (John Jr. and Rhonda). He also has a daughter Shellia Bryant.
John was employed at Walter Reed Hospital for a period of time. He later began work in the home improvement field and was an excellent handyman. He worked until his health failed him.
John was quiet and gentle. He always helped his family in any way that he could. He loved his children and wife to the fullest. He had a very big heart and was there when his family needed him.
His hobbies included football, and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.
John leaves to cherish his precious memories, his beloved wife, Jeannie, two daughters Rhonda Leach of Washington, D.C. and Shellia Bryant of North Carolina; one son, John Jr. of Washington, D.C., six grandchildren; five sisters, Mattie Tisdale (William) of Temple Hills, MD; Ruth McLain (Sammy) of Silver Spring, MD; Linda Williams (Willie) of Cheverly, MD; Peggy Leach of Washington, D.C., and Connie Barnes of Washington, D.C.; one brother Curtis Leach (Evelyn) of Washington, D.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He also leaves a very special and close cousin, Jimmy Leach.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Bianchi Funeral Chapel, 814 Upshur Street NW Washington, DC 20011 (map/directions).
Viewing: 12:00 noon - Services: 1:00 p.m. - Private Interment
Viewing - Bianchi Funeral Chapel, Washington, D.C. - 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Bianchi Funeral Chapel, Washington, D.C. - 1:00 p.m.