Frances Baldwin Leamon



Frances Baldwin Leamon, age 90, passed away on April 25, 2018 after a long illness and recently being in Hospice care. She had been a resident at Bloom at Bluffton Senior Living since 2009.

Frances was born May 25, 1927 in Anderson, SC to Henry Grady Baldwin & Nonie McKinney Baldwin. The family moved to Thomasville, NC when she was a small child and she lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Thomasville High School in 1945 and Ashemore Business College in 1946. She married Wesley C. Leamon, Jr. on October 26, 1947. They had two children and together owned and operated a local food store & restaurant known as Leamon’s Food Land for more than 50 years. They were also longtime members at Fair Grove United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley C. Leamon, Jr. in 2003 after 56 years of marriage; her 3 brothers: J.W. Baldwin (Wilmington, NC), and Carl & Edward Baldwin both of Thomasville.

She is survived by her two children: Myra Leamon Mastriani (William) of Bluffton, SC and Mike Leamon (Laura Ann) of Matthews, NC; 4 grandchildren: Sarah Mastriani-Levi, Andrew Mastriani (Kate), Steven Leamon (Min), George Leamon (Lucia); and 9 great-grandchildren: Hani’el, Eden, Neriyah, and Naomi Mastriani-Levi, Dylan, Ryan, Benjamin & Isabel Leamon, and Emmett Mastriani. She is also survived by 2 older sisters: Mildred Baity of Mayodan, NC and Louise Drum of Newton, NC.

The family will receive visitors at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Interment and a graveside service will be conducted at Fair Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, NC on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in memory of Frances Leamon.