Leomie (Lee) Alston

May 17, 1919 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 104) 104 Years Old
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Ms. Leomie (Lee) Alston, age 104 of Pittsboro, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at her residence.

Leomie Lee Alston was born the third of six children to Haywood and Lealer Lee on May 17, 1919, in Chatham County, North Carolina.  She was called home to her final resting place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Leomie was a soft-spoken person with a giving heart.  She met and accepted the Lord during her youth.  Leomie was a faithful member of Alston Chapel United Holy Church in Pittsboro, N.C. where she served in the choir and other auxiliary organizations. On May 11, 2019, she was given the distinct honor of being named the “Mother of the Church.” 

In her early years, she was educated at Saint Matthews School.  She later worked in food services at Horton High School and retired from the Chatham County School System. She loved singing gospel music and listening to Mahalia Jackson, one of her favorite gospel artists.  She also enjoyed planting flowers and won several Blue-Ribbon awards for her floral arrangements and baked goods at the Chatham County Fair. 

She married Pearlie Alston Sr. who preceded her in death.  Through their union five children were born:  Ella Mae, Pearlie Jr., Gene, Clara, and Ernest.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Pondora (John) Reeves and Lubie (Joe) Reaves; brothers, Hazel (Jettie) Lee, Benjamin Franklin (Viola) Lee, Colon (Mary) Lee; daughters, Clara D. Alston and Ella (Jasper) Allen and daughter-in-law Clementine Alston.

She leaves to mourn:  three sons, Pearlie Alston, Jr. (Susie) of Fayetteville, NC, Gene A. Alston (Annie) of Pittsboro, NC, and Ernest L. Alston of Fayetteville, NC; three granddaughters, Anaya A. (Kris) Chavious of Huntersville, NC,  Allyson A. Alston of Greensboro, NC and Sabrina M. Brinson (Morton) of Mableton, GA; Four grandsons, Antonio A. Alston of Burlington, NC, Anthony A. Alston of Pittsboro, NC, Allen A. Alston (Pricilla) of Siler City, NC, and Morrison Alston Neville of Pittsboro, NC; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.


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August 22, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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August 22, 2023

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Funeral Service
August 23, 2023

2:00 PM
Alston Chapel United Holy Church
1832 Alston Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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August 23, 2023

Alston Chapel Cemetery
1832 Alston ChapelChurch
Pittsboro, NC 27312


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