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Sarah Martha Leatherman, 76

OAK ISLAND — Sarah Martha Morrison Leatherman, of Oak Island, North Carolina passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Born September 7, 1946 in Maxton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Morrison and Exie Opel Hedrick Morrison. Sarah graduated from Maxton High School and went on to work in the banking industry for 20 years. She went back to college at the age of 42 and earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Communications Disorders from the University of Houston.

Sarah worked for Parish School for Speech Delayed children, operated SLP private practice in Houston, TX, and after her husband retired and they moved to Brunswick County, she was employed by the Brunswick County School System as a Speech Pathologist. She was active at Ocean View United Methodist Church, holding leadership positions in the church over the past 19 years.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ernest M. Leatherman; her son, Ronald Leatherman (Betsy); her daughter, Paige Mazzei (Andy); and four beloved grandchildren, Gus, Maddie, Cole and Bella.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial may be made in her memory to Ocean View UMC, 8400 Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared here.

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