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Leonor Lopez Sloan

Leonor Lopez Sloan, age 95, of Columbus, formerly of Vicksburg, died May 16, 2020, at Trinity Personal Care.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery with Father Jeffrey Waldrep and Father Gerard Hurley officiating.  Memorial Gunter & Peel Funeral Home, College Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Leonor was born on March 16, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late Frank and Leonor Lopez.

On Jan. 14, 1957, she married Brodie Coy Sloan and moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he was stationed at Lincoln Air Force Base. Upon Brodie’s retirement from the Air Force, they moved to Vicksburg, where they lived for 43 years until they moved to Columbus in 2006.

While in Vicksburg, Leonor worked as the church secretary at St. Paul Catholic Church for almost 20 years and was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She volunteered for many years at Mercy Hospital as a “Pink Lady” and was active in the Catholic Women’s Auxiliary and the American Business Women’s Association, serving as president. After moving to Columbus, she was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home College Street is in charge of arrangements.

In addition to her parents, Leonor was preceded in death by her husband, Brodie, and her brothers Frank Diaz Lopez and Joseph Anthony Lopez.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Sloan Holley of Columbus and her husband, James L. Stafford; grandchildren, Hope Holley Durst and her husband Don, Daniel Sloan Holley, and John Hampton Holley and his wife Emily.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Mary Hampton Durst, Margaret Sloan Durst, Daniel Coy Durst and Hope Douglass Holley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Annunciation Catholic School, 223 North Browder St., Columbus, MS 39702 or Saint Aloysius High School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS  39183.