Renate M. (Hartman) Leonhard

Born: Thu., Feb. 26, 1931
Died: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 28, 2020
Location: Lamb's Chapel United Methodist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Renate M. Leonhard, age 89, of Midville, GA, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Greenwood Place Assisted Living in Wrightsville, GA.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Lamb’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Chris Shoemaker officiating.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and the health and well being of others.

Pallbearers will be Chip Fulghum, Bill Carmichael, Craig lamb, Tildon Smith and Larry Purvis.

Mrs. Leonhard was born February 26, 1931, in Mannheim, Germany, to the late A. Hartman and Josephine Steinmayr Hartman.  Her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. She was a very successful Business Manager for several restaurants over the years and retired as Business Manager for Coleman Lake Restaurant.  Mrs. Leonhard never met a stranger, and over the years made many lasting friendships with those she served that traveled from miles around. They loved her and she loved them.  She was a member of the Lamb’s Chapel United Methodist Church and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by her husband Arvin Leonhard; sister, Maria Petermueller; and granddaughter, Mikki Fulghum Flurnoy.

Survivors Include:

Daughter: Carol Lamb (Tommy) of Midville, GA

Grandchildren: Franklin Lamb (Beth) of Statesboro, GA

Great Grandchildren: Whitney Smedley (Chad), Megan Arguetta (Tony), Kate Lamb and Christopher Lamb.

Great Great-Grandchildren: Hayden Smedley, Magnolia Smedley, Jolie Ann Smedley, Everleigh Rowyn Arguetta, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Lambs Chapel United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, C/O Connie Upton, P O Box 816, Wadley, GA 30477

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Renate M. Leonhard of Midville, GA.

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Barbara Roberts
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
So sorry to hear about her passing. She was a sweet lady and friend.

Wanda Peebles McGraw
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
Carol & family , I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . I have so many fond memories of her when we worked together at Coleman’s. She was always so sweet , and the only person I know that could work in that restaurant in heels all night and never complain , she was one classy lady and she will be missed .

Maggie Garza
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
I have many great memories with Mrs Renate. She was such light to many with her kind and loving heart. I love you all and know I am praying for the family. I know she is resting in our heaven Father's arms now.

Marie Coleman
   Posted Fri November 27, 2020
Mrs. Carol and Family,
Mrs. Rene was beautiful inside and out. She was a very sweet Lady and I enjoyed seeing Her each week. She Loved You All so much.
My Prayers are with You All.
Marie Coleman

Andy Newsome
   Posted Sat November 28, 2020
Ms. Leonhard was a wonderful lady. My family loved her.