Leila M. McIntosh, age 73 of Niceville Fl. went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020. Leila, known by her friends as Mrs. Lisa, was born in the small town of Toomsboro Ga., Wilkinson Country, on October 14, 1946, to Mr. Cleveland Smith and Eddie Mae Smith.
At a very early age, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She rededicated her life to Christ later in her mature life. She felt like she now had the full knowledge of what it really meant to give your life to Jesus! She was a faithful member of the Eglin Gospel Service since 1978. She had her own special seat and dared anyone to sit there (LOL)!
She was united in holy matrimony to JD McIntosh to which through this special union two children were born!
Mrs. Lisa was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, Grams, sister, daughter, auntie and friend!
She started out being an awesome homemaker for many years! Then one day she decided she wanted to work outside the home. She bagged groceries at the commissary at Edwards California. She then decided to change jobs to the dining hall of Edwards AFB and Eglin AFB where she worked faithfully for more than forty years before she retired! During that time she has helped and fed many people. She loved her family dearly! She also loved the Lord, people, bowling, and cooking! She helped anyone that was in need! She had such a huge heart! She left huge shoes to fill!
She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter, Juanita Payne- Galbreath (Joshua Galbreath Jr.); son, Jerome (Lori) McIntosh; grandson, Jeremy (Tanisha) Payne; granddaughter, Ashton (Devin) Anderson; grandsons, Jermi Payne, Justin McIntosh; granddaughters, Grace McIntosh, Ashlyn Payne; great-granddaughters; Mariah Anderson and Journey Rae Payne; step-grandchildren Ayden, Joshua E., Anthony, Malcolm, Joshlyn, Josiah, Anissa, Ian, Maren: sisters; Lee Ann (Wade) Ferguson, Elizabeth Stephens, Emma Jackson, Annie Kate Patterson: brothers; Jessie Smith, Thomas Smith: special friends Linda James, Adron Bailey, and Helen Nettles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends!
The family would like to say a special thanks to the following: Heritage Gardens, Regency Hospice, Dr. Weisbruch, the Doctors and Nurses at the Oncology Center, Eglin Chapel, Praise Power, and Compassion Ministries Pastor Darrell and Sister Lulu Coleman.
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