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Leota H. Strother

December 23, 1943 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 75)

Leota H. Strother, 75, of Ashland, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at VCU Medical Center.

Leota was born and raised in Fredericksburg and graduated from Spotsylvania High School in 1962. She retired from the telephone company as a department secretary. Leota loved traveling and gardening.

Survivors include her son, Billy McCarty (Lori); granddaughter Kimberly Brown (Jesse Brown); sibling R.B. Harris (Teresa); and her nephew, Ronnie and his two children. She is also survived by her life partner, Mike Maino, and four children, and five grandchildren. Leota was preceded in death by her parents, Royal Blaydes Harris Sr. and Edith Galyen Harris; and older sister Edith Faye.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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