Ronald “Leon” Wise, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a lifelong resident of Millsboro and attended the Dagsboro Church of God.
Wise was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Godwin Wise; four sisters; and five brothers. He is survived by his children, Ronald Leon Snead and his companion, Dorcia Patterson, of Dover, Del., Patrina L. Snead of Dover, and Ylester Johnson and companion, Duane Henry, also of Dover; three brothers, Junior Lee Wise and his wife, Martha, of Millsboro, Vincent Wise and his wife, Elva, of Millsboro, and Wayne Wise of Patterson, N.J.; two sisters, Betty Wise of Millsboro, and the Rev. Eloise Scales and her husband, Maynard, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; a special, caring friend, Shirley Pettyjohn; as well as many friends, extended family, nieces, nephews and relatives.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Dickerson Chapel AME Church, Rt. 113, Millsboro, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Joy, near Millsboro.