Leah Rae Romine 70 of Hickory died Friday, January 1, 2021 at her residence. Born December 7th, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Ray Vincent Wilcox and Dorothy Wilcox. She worked on a tugboat as a cook on the Mississippi River for 15 years. She loved to cook, crochet, reading books and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her family since moving from Winkcliffe, KY.
A son, Anthony (Tony) Wilcox and wife Lori of Hickory; a daughter, Tammy Melancon of Baton Rouge, LA; 10 grandchildren, Alan Burgess, Elizabeth Wilcox, Michael Wilcox, Sara Wilcox, Tyler Taylor, Joshua Sanchez, Leah Sanchez, Marcos Sanchez, Kenny Morefield, Kody Morefield, and Kalaeb Morefield. And four great grandchild, Marcos Sanchez Jr. , Serenity Sanchez, Jibreel Sanchez and Leslie Morefield survive her.
Her husband, Les Romine and a daughter, Leslie Morefield preceded her in death.
A Celebration of Leah's life will be 12:00 pm Wednesday January 6, 2021 at Miller's Lutheran Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to Miller's Lutheran Church Heating and Air Fund 2280 12th Ave NE Hickory, NC 28601 or to Pace at Home, 1915 Fairgrove Church Road, Suite 1200, Newton, NC 28658.
Jenkins Funeral Home staff is not involved in the memorial service at the church.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Romine family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
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