Leatrice A. Braxton

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Leatrice A. Braxton transitioned from this life on Sunday August 23, 2020 at the Seven Hills Health & Rehab Center in Seven Hills, Ohio.

Leatrice was born on February 10, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pa. She also went by Lee.

Leatrice was adopted into the Johnson family home with four other girls who became here close sisters Mary, Gerry, Betty and Karen.

She joined Grace Baptist Church at age 15 and attended Sunday school, sang in the choir, the Young Adult Usher Board and later became the church secretary.

After graduating high school at age 19 she married Julian B. Hill they had 4 children Melody, Julian, Vincent and Brian.

Leatrice continued her education attending Business School O.I.C.

She later obtained a job at O.I.C. (Opportunity Industrial Center of Philadelphia.). Leatrice raised 4 successful children on her own.

Leatrice went back to school for her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Social work Administration at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Leatrice became the Project Director of Comprehensive Health Program whose objective was to provide in-patient treatment to Drug and Alcoholic clients.

In 1984 Leatrice moved to Hollywood, California she started a job at Security Pacific Bank. But needing a more challenging career, she attended UCLA and obtained a Certificate in Personnel Training. This helped her secure a new job as Benefits Administrator for Fredrick’s of Hollywood where she would stay for 13 years.

She was a member of West Angeles Church for 23 years and loved the Elder Brooks Sunday School Class. She said “The most wonderful thing about them is they never leave you. When you need them, they are there.

In 2017 she left California and moved back to the Philadelphia area for 2 years. Then is 2019 her oldest son Julian convinced her to move to the Cleveland area. She became a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland on Sunday September 8, 2019 Leatrice loved her new Church Family and Sunday schoolmembers.

She leaves to cherish her memory, children Melody Zwick, Julian A. Hill Sr. and Vincent Hill, daughters-in-laws Margaret, Joslyn and Janet Hill grandsons Julian II, Travis and Brian Hill, and granddaughterTwania, and great-granddaughter Alaya, great-grandsons Bryan and Brian.

Leatrice was preceded in death by ex-husband Julian B. Hill and youngest son Brian Hill

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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  1. Pamela Ashby says:

    Julian and Margaret, so sorry to hear of the loss of you mother. I know you truly were a blessing to her during her last chapter on earth. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

  2. Donald & Barbara Williams says:

    Julian/Margaret and family. Sorry about your loss. We pray that the fond memories of love shared will comfort you now and in the days ahead. Know that the peace of our lord and savior Jesus, the Christ which transcends all understanding will guide your heart and mind God Bless

  3. Lynda Wheeler says:

    I loved visits with Lee
    She was a lady of style and grace
    My wish for her family is that they’ll be comforted by their memories

  4. Carolyn Brown says:

    Lee and I were dear friends for over 30 years. We loved having lunch at the Grove and our Saturday afternoon movie matinees with our daughters (Lori & Dee). Lee was classy and had great sense for fashion. She had a big heart and always greeted me with a big hug and a smile. I’ll miss Lee more than words can express. Rest In Peace my dear sister.

  5. Bill Harris Jr says:

    Rest In Peace Aunt Lee

  6. Lori Dunn says:

    Lee was like a second mother to me. When she left California we still talked on the phone often. We always had something to laugh about. She loved going to the movies, and I enjoyed sitting beside her so we could look at each other and laugh when some funny came up. I will miss her dearly. Lee until we meet again, I know you will show your warm spirit in heaven. Love you

  7. Joel Zwick says:

    I will miss her smile and friendship, as my brother’s mother in law. She was family to me.

  8. Rosemary McMaryion says:

    Lee as I knew her was one classy lady always a joy to be around if you were down and you got a chance to get with Lee your down would turn around I love when Lee would tell a story about something that she had seen or something that she had done or had to deal with a person or a situation Lee will be truly missed but I know she is in a better place may she R.I.P. in our fathers house my deepest condolences to the family and all of her friends

  9. Jessica Brown-mason says:

    Lee was such a lady, a true friend, and mentor too many. We love you Lee and your final wishes for the class will be completed pwr your request.

    Where you go he will be with you also. Your crown of glory is shining bright.

  10. Vera and Ronald Howard says:

    To God be the glory our Lee has gone home to be with the Lord! We praise his name! We love you Lee. God bless her dear family. Vera and Ronald Howard

  11. Stella and Braysley Famurewa says:

    Please accept our condolences. May her soul Rest-In-Peace.

    • Earlean M. Welch says:

      I loved Lee. We met at West Angeles Church while working with the late Elder Hughes. We became close friends. And had lots of fun time together. It broke my heart to see her go. But she’s out of her suffering and pain. My friend will always live in my heart. I called and prayed for her every Sunday afternoon letting her know that God loves her and I love you too
      Earlean Welch

    • Jeff Zwick says:

      I will always remember her smile and positive attitude. She will be missed. Lee was truly a living source of light and an inspiration to many.
      May she Rest In Peace.

      • Sara goynes My 2nd mother was says:

        Lee was a mummy to me and always was there for the gd times and the low moments! I will always hve her in my Heart as a mum! that we as mummy and daughter we had prayer with one another each time we talked! Our conversation ended with GOD!! and that’s wht we always did! May GOD BLESS my extended family and gve them Favor Mercy & Grace during our time of Lost!! Thxs Mum ! I hve Dee & others ! To continue the life of ur SWT SPIRIT! REST SWT MUM I LOVE U!!

      • Eunice Asogu says:

        Please accept my condolences. May her soul Rest In Perfect Peace! Amen.