Esther Naomi (Loudon) Leatherberry, age 90, of Boiling Springs, SC, formerly of Stockbridge, MI passed away peacefully at Wesley Court Assisted Living in South Carolina on Friday, December 11, 2020. Born August 4, 1930, she was the wife of the late Robert Earl Leatherberry, and the daughter of the late B.W. (Burdette) and Edith Pelley Loudon.
Mrs. Leatherberry graduated from Minerva High School in 1949 and married Robert (Bob) Earl Leatherberry on June 30, 1950. She worked for many years at the Minerva Dairy, and later owned and operated the Southern Inn in Minerva and The Towne Shoppe in Malvern for several years. She and Bob owned and operated a Ford dealership in Stockbridge, Michigan from 1965 – 1999. They also owned and operated Movie Theatres in Pensacola, Florida from 1983 – 1999. She loved playing 500 Rum and taught all her grandchildren and great grandchildren to play.
She is survived by four children: Lucinda Jacobs (Kevin), Roberta Steward (Bobby), Jody Leatherberry (Amanda), and Darrin Leatherberry (Amanda); 25 grandchildren and their spouses: Lisa, Kim, Rhonda, Josh (Angela), Stacy (Craig), Amanda, Ashley (Ray), Sara (Nick), Eric (Julie), Molly (James), Sheridan, Sydney, Loudon, Abe, Tommy, Gus, twins Nola & Lucy, and Henry; 25 great-grandchildren and their spouses: Andre (Lisa), Jacob (Rita), Clayton (Kristian), Peyton (Dustin), Morgan, Zachary, Jacob, Devon, Ethan, Hendrix, Jemma, Kayden, Kenley, Layla, Remington, Ilah, Brynlee, Emily, Jillian, Madison and Lula; nine great-great-grandchildren: Layla, Brittney, Karma, Carmine, Bonnie, Blaine, Zane, Stella and Lennon; a brother Walter D Loudon; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Sara Wolf, and a brother, James Loudon.
A visitation and celebration of her life will be 1:00pm – 3:00pm Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Bobo Funeral Chapel, Spartanburg, SC.