Mona Lisa Warren Leath blessed us with her birth on August 28, 1947 and transitioned peacefully at her home in Whitsett, NC on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. She was born in Alamance County to Raymond M. Warren and Rebecca Edna Steward Warren, the oldest of four children. Mona Lisa attended the Burlington City Schools, graduating from Jordan-Sellars High School Class of 1966.
She was popular and active in high school, being voted “Most Athletic” by her senior classmates, as a member of the JSH Marching Band, as a member of Y-Teens and other clubs, and serving as an officer on the Student Council.
Mona Lisa met and married her high school sweetheart,Willie Frank Leath, on August 13, 1966 and from this union one son, Frank LaMonte, was born. Mona Lisa and Frank were a loving couple and compassionate caregivers who supported each other through personal and professional endeavors during their long and fruitful married life. Along with her service as a supervisor for both Proctor & Gamble and Burlington Industries, she dedicated her life to working and providing a loving home for her family and dearest friends. Mona Lisa also served on several boards that evaluated care facilities throughout the Piedmont area.
Mona Lisa served the Lord faithfully and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Burlington, NC. Among her many contributions to church activities, Mona Lisa was on the Junior and Senior Usher Boards, member of the Mass Choir, the Van Committee, the Vessels of Praise and attended the Pastor’s Sunday School Class. Mona Lisa lived a life of dedicated service to her family and community and will be sorely missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Forest Calvin Warren.
Family members she leaves to cherish her memory include her husband, Willie Frank Leath; son, Frank LaMonte Leath; brothers, Napoleon L Warren, Michael I. Warren (Lillie); two granddaughters, Jazmine Leath and Paige Leath; one great- granddaughter, Lana along with a niece, Kim, cousins and friends.
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