Leatrice Joy Place passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2022, in Tawas City, MI. She was born in Pontiac, MI on January 29, 1928, to Byron L. and Flossie E. (Alward) Harris. She married Belden Place in 1946.
Leatrice loved singing and playing the piano. Memories of her singing impact her family and friends to this day. She was a homemaker but also nannied for other families. She taught VBS at her home, sending her children out with invitations for neighbors and later taught at church as well. She loved her church home in Whittemore, MI and was also a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI. She was dearly loved by both church families.
Leatrice is survived by her daughters, Diana (Randy) McQuiston, Sharon (Dale) Wheeler, Denise (David) Petrie; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a dear sister-in-law, Dorothy Harris. In addition to her husband of 26 years, she is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Norman Harris; grandsons, Scott Simons and Edward McQuiston.
Services for Leatrice were held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Whittemore Baptist Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Garden Cemetery in Saginaw, MI on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 1:00pm.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.