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Leon Denfor Purvis

March 29, 1936 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 82)


Leon D. Purvis, Elizabeth City, NC entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Celebration of Life service will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ball St, Elizabeth City, NC. Viewing will take place on Friday from 5-8 pm with family receiving friends from 5-6:30 pm at the funeral home, at other times family will be at 1655 Salem Church Rd, Elizabeth City, NC.

Leon was predeceased by his oldest son, Kenny Purvis (Addie); five brothers, Will, Columbus,
Jessie, Osie, and Charlie; six sisters, Annie Ree, Willie Bee, Maggie, Celestine, Gladys, and
Jean Frances.

Leon leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Lessie Cooper Poole Purvis; one sister, Bessie Barnard (Clinton); five sons, Douglass King (Paula) of Virginia, Leon Whidbee of Hertford, NC, Melvin Whidbee (Marian) of Greenville, NC, Kenneth Whidbee of Hertford, NC and Anthony Purvis (Annette) of Milltown, NJ; three daughters, Frances Whidbee Respass (Willie) of Elizabeth City, NC, Delores Purvis Moore (Don) of Elizabeth City, NC and Crystal Purvis of Lithonia, GA; two step daughters, Deborah Poole and Valerie Bogues (William), both of Elizabeth City, NC; three stepsons, Elton Poole (Helen) of Roy, WA, Ralph Poole (Anna) of Colonial Heights, VA, and Warren Poole (Jackie) of Elizabeth City, NC;  sister-in-law, Hazel Purvis; and  a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Beach Rivers Funeral Service is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Purvis family.

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