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Leah J. Tinsley, known to most as "Aunt Honey", passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Oct. 13, 2017. Leah was of Lutheran faith. Funeral services will be held on Oct. 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary on Cherry St., in the Chapel the with Rev. Todd Hamlin officiating. The family will greet friends on Oct. 22, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Hart's on Cherry St. The burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the donor's choice.
Leah was born in Macon to the late Foye L. Tinsley, Sr., and Clara Tinsley Hollon. Leah is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Foye L. Tinsley, Jr., and great-niece, Savannah Tinsley.
Ms. Tinsley attended Whittle Elementary school and Mount de Sales Academy, graduating in 1948 where she excelled as an all-around athlete in basketball, softball and Tennis, which was her sport. She was inducted into the Mount de Sales Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. After graduating, Leah went to work for the City of Macon Engineering Department where she worked for 60 years and retired in 2010. She then volunteered at the Macon Police Department for 3 years until 2013.
Leah was a caring, loving, giving and compassionate person and never met a stranger. Though she never married, she enjoyed spending her life with her longtime companion of 54 years, Carroll E. Yonce. Together they traveled the highways and made many memories.
Ms. Tinsley is survived by her namesake, Leah Ann Tinsley, great-nephew, Matthew L. Adams; nephews, Foye L. Tinsley III (Lisa), Ronnie J. Tinsley Sr. (Gale) of Milledgeville and Tommy B. Tinsley; great-nieces and nephews, Ashley Mangus (Geoff) of Milledgeville, Victoria Roberts (Dane) of Eatonton and Ronnie J. "Joey" Tinsley Jr. (Laura) of Milledgeville and great-great nieces and nephews, Naomi and Ruth Mangus and Raylyn Roberts.
Please register online at www.hartsmort.com.
Hart's Mortuary, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangments.
Published on October 19, 2017
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