Listed below are achievements that Leake Family Members have accomplished in their careers:

The Wilma Chestnut Story
The Wilma Chestnut Story
All Leake Family Members are urged to go out and purchase the book just released by Karl Evanzz
"The Wilma Chestnut Story".

Karl is the:
son of Bernice Leake-Anderson
grandson of Hayward Leake Sr.
great-grandson of John Richardson Leake Sr.
great-great-grandson of
Rev. Dennis Richardson Sr.
Bradley D. Thomas is the son of Lucille Leake, the grandson of the late Winston Freeman Leake, and the great-grandson of the late John Richardson Leake Sr.

Steven Leake
Steven Leake

Trela Anderson

Trela Anderson is a Ph.D. fellow in English / Creative Writing at UL Lafayette. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1971 and received a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994. Three years later, she received an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Georgia. Her writing interests are creative nonfiction and poetry, and she is currently working on a memoir entitled The Cinderella Stories, which recollects various experiences with her grandmother Cinderella Whitfield. She has taught freshman composition at UL and a creative nonfiction workshop at Hanson Memorial High School in Franklin, Louisiana. In 1998 she received the Webb Award for excellence in teaching at UL.


Editorial Reviews

Product Description
"This peace that I have, the world didn't give it to me. And if the world didn't give it, The world can't take it away. This joy that I have, the world didn't give it to me. And if the world didn't give it, The world can't take it away." These lyrics, more than any other, encapsulate the spirit of Cinderella Whitfield. The Cinderella Stories brings to center stage the life of a woman some may consider ordinary. Yet, her life mirrors the extraordinary --- inner peace in the time of war, unwavering faith in the time of cynicism, and love in the time of strife. Cinderella is born in 1930 in the small Southern town of Hernando, Mississippi. As a young woman, she divorces an abusive husband and migrates to Memphis in search of a better life. By age thirty, she is a single mother charged with the responsibility of raising six children on her own. Along her journey, she meets her prince and begins to live out her own fairy tale. The Cinderella Stories is a work steeped in memory and faith.

About the Author
Trela Anderson has studied English and creative writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the University of Georgia, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 
News Article on "Mr. Roberts Barber Shop"
"A Life Transitioned"

This is a news article about Robert Lynn Anderson that was printed in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper on Monday May 26, 2008.
Robert is the son of Hazel Leake-Anderson & Robert (Nig) Anderson.

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Congratulations to Mable Leake-Mitchell who was recently awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation by the Georgia and National Associations of REALTORS.