(NEWELL) The funeral for Leslie Kay Waters, 57, of Newell will be Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jim Craig officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

Mrs. Waters died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee after a long battle with cancer.

A Gadsden native, Mrs. Waters was born April 6, 1962, the daughter of Kenneth and Linda Alford Norris. Her smile, encouraging words and loving heart were such an inspiration to all of her family, friends and acquaintances. Leslie will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years whom she loved dearly, Franky Waters of Newell; three daughters, Catherine Bhagat (Andrew) of Flowery Branch, Ga., Christie Wilson (Wayne) of Woodland and Carla Fowler (Ethan) of Wedowee; son, Wayne Hammond (Kimberly) of South Carolina; nine grandchildren, Brady Thompson, Kenadie Wilson, Charlie Hammond, Adriane Wilson, Rachel Bhagat, Audrey Hammond, Olivia Wilson, Sylas Fowler and Hannah Bhagat; mother, Linda Sue Norris of Hokes Bluff; two sisters, Lisa Knighten of Piedmont and Laura Norris of Gadsden; and her favorite "granddogs," Rambo and Cooper. She was preceded in death by her father.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Fowler, Teddy Waters, Gary Cosper, Bill McCarver, Dustin Knighten and Bo Shirley.

Memorials may be floral, or donations may be made to the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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