​Reverend Ricky Lee Leonard



Evangelist Ricky Leonard was born on October 7, 1953 and left this earth in a blaze of Glory on a Chariot of Fire on Monday, June 18, 2018. His destination was his home in Heaven and was received there with much fanfare!

Rev Ricky lived in Wilmington, but he traveled all over the world fulfilling the calling that God gave him to “go around the world and preach the gospel sharing your testimony wherever you go.” (Mark 16:15-18 'And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”' ).

He was an Army Veteran, a horticulturalist, a plumber, and electrician, a semi-truck driver, a salesman and a large number of other trades throughout his life. But what he would want most to be remembered for is as a Servant of God. He loved to read and study the Word of God, and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many thousands of lives were changed because of his ministry. And many souls were brought to heaven with him. You can read a few of these stories in his book High Adventure Faith. He worked diligently to provide for his family and to be obedient to God. He taught everyone who would listen how to study the Word of God and how to seek to hear His voice and leading for themselves.

There will be a funeral service at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM. There will also be a video feed streamed on Facebook. All are welcome to attend or send a testimony of how Rev Ricky was used by God to make a difference in your life. A private burial will be held in the Elizabethtown City Cemetery in Elizabethtown, NC.

He leaves behind wife, Mary; sons, Ryan Lovell and wife Crystal, Ezekiel Leonard, Joel Leonard; daughter, Sarah Leonard; brother, Marlon "Butch" Butcher; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ricky Leonard Ministries at www.rickyleonard.net.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wilmington