Selma Leak – 10-25-2018

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memorial page for 

Selma Leak

April 17, 1934
~ October 20, 2018



VISITATION -Thursday October 25, 2018 
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Thursday October 25, 2018
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
7:00 PM


Selma Leak went home to be with the Lord on October 20, 2018.  Selma was born April 17, 1934 in Long Branch, NJ to the late Leithia and David Bonds.  She was raised by her foster parents, Deacon Mack Jones and Mother Malinda Jones in Cliffwood, NJ where she attended Cliffwood Elementary School and graduated from Matawan Regional High School.

She accepted Christ at an early age and served as an usher and choir member at Union Baptist Church in Asbury Park, NJ.  Later she became a member of New Light Baptist Church in Cliffwood, NJ after she was united in marriage to her loving, predeceased husband, the great Deacon David Leak Sr.  They raised their children in Keyport, NJ.

She worked as a Nurse's aide at Brookdale Healthcare Center in Hazlet, NJ and then an aide at Fisher's Boarding Home in Keyport, NJ where she retired in 1992.

She leaves to mourn three sons David Leak Jr. of North Carolina, Danny Thigpen Leak and Darnell Leak of Neptune, NJ; six daughters Maryann  Conteh, Darlene Leak, Malinda Leak Vaughn, Lavonne Ford Leak, Katie Leak Gaines and Patricia Hickson Leak all of the Central Jersey Area.  She has been blessed with five son-in-laws Anthony Vaughn, Yusef Gaines, George Ford and the late Mohamed Conteh and Wallace Hickson; also a daugher-in-law Gracie Leak of North Carolina.  She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Over many years she resided in Asbury Park, NJ where she spent the remainder of her years enjoying her life with a host of Bingo friends.  Family and friends were Selma's passion and delight.  Her long life, is a testimony to her repeated spoken words, "God will always take care of me!"

"She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered"















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