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In Loving Memory

April 2, 1961 – September 16, 2018


Spanish Fort, AL

Leslie Heater Merchant born on April 2, 1961 passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018 and entered her forever home. Leslie was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Jean Heater, and her father, John Heater. She is survived by her husband, Richard Merchant; stepdaughters, Christine Creighton (Justin Creighton) and Reanna Reach (Charles Reach); grandchildren, Aaron, Amber, and Jameson; and many close friends.

Leslie was a beautiful woman inside and out. She showed her family how to love by loving them and everyone else without question. She never met a stranger and showed kindness to every person that she met. Leslie enjoyed spending time with her family and fur babies. She loved football, specifically Alabama Crimson Tide and West Virginia Mountaineers. Leslie was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. We love you bunches, Leslie.

The family will be remembering and honoring her life privately. Those wishing to honor her life can submit donations in her name to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, ww5.komen.org, to help support finding a cure. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory in Daphne, AL is assisting the family.