Leilah Harlin

Leilah Faye Harlin (Rogers)

Monday, June 11th, 1923 - Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Viewing will be 4-8pm Thursday, with family to greet friends from 6-8pm. Services will be 11am Friday in the South Colonial Chapel with burial to follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Newalla.

Leilah, 95, died Monday, May 27, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born on June 11, 1923, in Newalla, OK. She was the second-born behind her brother, Orbra Aaron Rogers, briefly preceding twin sister, Zeilah Maye Rogers, to parents Oscar Rogers & Ora Bell. She married William Harlin in a double ceremony with her identical twin sister, Zeilah Maye Rogers & Clyde Byron Harlin on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in Newalla, OK. Leilah graduated from McLoud High School in 1939. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years and then completed a Bachelor of Music Education from OCU. While attending OCU, she became a member of Kappa Kappa Iota and remained active throughout her entire life. She taught school for 38 years and sang as a soprano in the choir for Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church in OKC for 74 years. She enjoyed singing, painting and making ceramics. Leilah was an avid traveler and her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her identical twin sister, Zeilah.

She was preceded in death by her:
Parents, Oscar and Ora Rogers;
Brother, Orbra Rogers;
Twin sister, Zeilah Harlin;
Husband, William J. Harlin;
Nephew, Clyde Byron Harlin Jr.;
Brother-in-law, Clyde Byron Harlin Sr..

Leilah is survived by her:
Sons, Roger Harlin & wife Carolyn Pimsler and Randal Harlin, all of OKC;
Niece, Jean Statham, Norman;
Grandchildren, Jesse Harlin & wife Amanda, Norman, OK; and Claire Harlin & fiance, Justin Luria, Bisbee, AZ; Whitney Statham & husband David Cruz, Ames, IA; and Ashley Statham Lewis & husband Jay Lewis, Denton, TX; Kaley Carver & husband Trent Carver, Lubbock, TX; and Brady Harlin, Lubbock, TX;
Great-grandchildren, Ada & Dorian Harlin, Norman, OK; Windsor Luria, Bisbee, AZ; and Lincoln Lewis, Denton, TX;
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary South
    6934 S. Western
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    Family to greet friends from 6-8pm.
  • Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 11:00am
    Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary South Colonial Chapel
    6934 S. Western Ave
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  • Interment

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 |
    Friday, May 31st, 2019
    Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    9612 S. Harrah Road
    NEWALLA, OK 74857
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I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Death is one of the hardest trials to cope with. May you find comfort from the future promise recorded in Isaiah 25:8 which says “he [God] will swallow up death forever.” We can be certain God will fulfill the words from his word the Bible.

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