Leana Becknell, 73, of Gainesville, TX passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the Senior Care Center in Denton. Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm, visitation to follow, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas
Leana was born on July 13, 1949, to L.K. and Alonia Battle in Krum, TX. She was a nursing assistant for many years where she worked hard taking care of people. Leana was a great cook, loved the outdoors including working in her garden. She loved music and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children Valorie Jean Becknell, Doris Delorse Becknell, Delton Floyd Jackson and Janice Nicole Jackson; grandchildren Khaley Alysce Becknell, Cameron Becknell, Tiana Jade Franklin, Tiera Alyzia Franklin, Chloe Renee Becknell, Xavier Labar Reynolds, David Cole Lamar, Elijah Harper, Xeven O’Neal, Malachi Poe and Terry Franklin Jr; great-grandchildren Lyric Armani Becknell, Mulan L’ Jaye Franklin, Jerusalem Becknell, Ralo Zen’ Royal Becknell and Paul Clark; siblings Leo Battle, Betty Jean Kemp, Namon Lee Battle, Lula Biggers and Jessie Battle.
Leana is preceded in death by her parents Alonia Reed-Battle and L.K. Battle.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville.