July 28, 1931 – August 29, 2020
Vera Lentz Leaser, 89, of Bainbridge, GA, formerly of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed into eternal life Saturday, August 29, 2020.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Gifts may be made to New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Lavista Street, Fruitland Park, FL 34731 or The American Heart Association.
Vera began her life on July 28, 1931 in Corinth, Mississippi. She was born to Lee and Inez (Newcomb) Lentz. Vera had five siblings: Hubert, Robert Lee, Alfred, Annie and Dorothy. She attended Tavares High School and Leesburg High School. One of her school achievements was winning the blue ribbon at the Lake County Fair for her prized chicken through the FFA.
She married and had three children. Vera was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park for 45 years. The family would attend church retreats each summer in Lake Junaluska, NC for many years. She then joined New Life Presbyterian Church in 1996 and remained a member until her death.
Vera married Wayne Leaser in 1986 and they were happily married for 23 years. She worked for 24 years at Disability Consultants. Over the years, she was school secretary at Oak Park Middle School, assistant to several local doctors, receptionist at Lake Harris Health Center and receptionist at Continental County Club. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Associates (BPW) in Leesburg.
She lived 70 years on Miller Boulevard in Fruitland Park, FL on Fountain Lake. She loved the beach, nature, animals, flowers, children, Christmas and God. She had a gentle and sweet soul. She will be deeply missed. As a family of faith, we know that we will see her again soon.
Surviving family include: Linda Sapp Johnston, Danny (Susan) Sapp, and Lee (Kim) Sapp; her grandchildren, Tyler (Mary Grant), Briana (Ryan), and Leigha; and her step-son, Dwain (Barbara) Leaser. In addition to her parents, Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Leaser; and her grandson, Jonathan.
Many thanks to the staff at Harbor Chase ALF (Wildwood, FL), Magnolia Place ALF (Cairo, GA), Memorial Hospital (Bainbridge, GA), and Rose City Health and Rehab Center (Thomasville, GA). Their kindness and caring was appreciated. During the pandemic the family could not visit, but the caregivers were there for her. Thank you to Rev. Jim (Wanda) Keegan for their support of the family.