Cover photo for Leah Tooke Fleming's Obituary

Leah Tooke Fleming

August 30, 1962 — August 27, 2023

Leah Tooke Fleming

 

On August 27, 2023 at about 3:30pm it began to rain. The heavens praised Yahweh and showered the dry Texas earth with rain, the first rain we have had in 42 days. As the rain faded, Leah took her last breath on this earth and her first breath in the arms of her creator. She was surrounded by her husband of 37 years, her children, her children’s spouses, and her sister who raised her, with the sound of her four grandchildren playing and laughing in the next room. 

Leah was born in Mexia, Texas in 1962. She married her husband, Alan Fleming, in February of 1986. She raised 3 children with her husband: Abbey, Connor, and Ross. She adored her four grandchildren Penelope, Ami, Calliope, and Ti. And she adopted into her heart her son-in-law Joe, and daughter-in-law Melissa.

Leah and her family moved to the mission field in 2000, and she served as a missionary there for 23 years. Among their projects to the people of Kenya were feeding projects, gardening education, medical projects, special-needs children’s projects, children’s ministry, women’s ministry, bible teaching, foreign missionary mentorship, solar cooking, well digging, jewelry making, education and training for women, and more.

Leah entered into ministry at the age of 13 teaching Sunday school at her church. From there she continued to serve in ministry, to her family, and in her community as a short-term missionary, bible study leader, social worker, troubled teen care giver, music minister’s wife, pastor’s wife, VBS teacher, missionary, and more. 

She leaves behind not just her close family but so many friends and extended family who loved and cherished her, and she them. Leah loved those around her with intention and service. She was a friend, leader, confidant, and servant to all who knew her.

“Our hearts are so full with the outpouring of love we have experienced in this season. 

God has blessed us greatly through the hands and hearts of so many, and for that we are so very thankful. 

In honor of Leah, instead of flowers, we will be accepting donations to her home, Lowangila Kenya to help continue the ministry she dedicated her life to.”
- Alan Fleming and family.

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

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Prairie Grove Baptist Church

2678 FM 1953, Mexia, TX 76667

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