Friday, August 28, 2009

Leonard Earl Cotton

Leonard Earl Cotton, 70, was called Home by his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 28, 2009. He was born in Macon, MS on November 11, 1938, the son of Booker T. Harrington and Johnnie I. Cotton.

Leonard confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. He joined New Salem United Methodist Church in Macon, MS. Leonard graduated from Macon High School in 1959. He had attended Wayman A.M.E. Church. He had been employed by the City of Racine for over 18 years until his retirement in 1994. Leonard enjoyed the sports of basketball and baseball, but his true love was for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving are his children, Valerie Benton and Bryan Cotton both of Baltimore, MD, and Stacey Brooks of Orange County, CA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his mother, Johnnie Perry; three sisters and three brothers, Bessie (Ron) Claybrook, Gaynell (Leon) Harlan, Linda Perry, William Perry Jr., Robert (Mae) Perry, and Bruce Perry all of Racine; uncle, Ellis (Dorothy) Cotton of Racine; aunt, Edna Bell Harmon of Macon, MS. His nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends further survive him. His father Booker T. Harrington, step-father William Perry Sr., and grandparents, John A. and Mamie Cotton preceded him in death.

His Homegoing Service will be held at 11 a.m. in Wayman A.M.E. Church, 424 N. Memorial Dr., on Thursday, September 3, with Rev. Charlene B. Mills officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000

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