---- — Josephine Leek, age 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
Josephine was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Cleveland, Tenn., a daughter of Perry Clifton and Clear Ivy (Humbard) Phillips. She married Clyde Leek on April 12, 1946; he preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1999.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn.
Josephine is survived by her daughter, Janis Burns and husband Harold of Wayne City; grandson, Mike Burns and wife Charla of Woodlawn; granddaughter, Monica Marlow and husband Jason of Wayne City; brother, Dean Phillips of Jackson, Tenn; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Seth, Sarah, Chelsea, Jaylen, Brennan and Kobe; and also two great-great-grandchildren, Kyson and Holden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson, Duane; and two brothers, C.L. Phillips and Homer Phillips
Graveside Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with her grandson Mike Burns officiating.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Newell Funeral Home to help offset expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 www.newellfuneralhome.com.