Irma Frisby Leslie
Funeral Date: 8/16/2016

Irma Frances Frisby Leslie, age 89, of Warren, Ark., passed away August 13, 2016, at her home in Warren. Irma was born May 4, 1927, in Vick, Ark. to Robert and Mary Frisby. After graduating from Hermitage High School, she attended Arkansas A & M College, graduating with a teaching degree. Irma taught elementary and junior high students at Hermitage and Warren schools for 35 years, most of that as a fourth grade teacher in Warren, until she retired in 1987. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Warren. She is survived by one son, Sam Leslie and wife Debbie of Monticello, Ark.; five daughters, Lynn Starns and husband Brett of Bogalusa, La.; Joan Albritton and husband Ronnie of Zachary, La.; Donna Leslie of Memphis, Tenn.; Sherri Courtney of Baker, La.; and Terri Chisom and husband Danny of Monticello, Ark.; sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Irma is also survived by her sister Melvina Nixon and husband Jerry of Sheridan, Ark.; and her brother Gerald Frisby of Sheridan, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Samuel McFadden Leslie, Sr.; her parents; three brothers, Willie Charles “Pete” Frisby, Carroll Lee Frisby, and Bill Frisby; one infant son, William Mack Leslie; and one granddaughter, Katie Moore. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16 at Frazer’s Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Faris officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Irma’s grandsons Brandon Starns, Joseph Starns, Jonathan Albritton, Casey Albritton, Drew Albritton, Ryan Leslie, Mac Courtney, and Jacob Chisom. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Nixon, Don Nixon, Rusty Rowell, Jane Harris, Ted Hickman, Edwin Sanders, Cliff Morgan and Matthew Pennington. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to The First Presbyterian Church 212 E. Church, Warren, AR 71671.



Name: Tammy Evans Hensley

Name: Paula Tooke
Message: Mrs. Irma was my 5th grade teacher. I always remember her as a very gentle, kind and patient person. My sympathies to the family.

Name: jack & wanda mcclain & FAMILY

Name: Shirley Landers
Message: She was my 2nd grade teacher at Warren Primary. She was very sweet and I loved her. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Name: Alice & Sonny Hill
Message: So sorry to hear about Mrs. Irma. She was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers for you all.

Name: Emily Lasiter
Message: Donna, Sam, and family, Jim and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Brenda Ezell
Message: Prayers for the family in the coming days ahead. Charlie, Larniece, Brenda & Bill Ezell

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney

Name: Iva Harrison
Message: So sorry to hear about Irma....

Name: Darlene Savage
Message: Donna (classmate), so sorry for you and your families loss. May our thoughts and prayers be with you during this difficult time.

Name: Vicki Rauls Groves
Message: Sorry for your loss,classmate with Joan

Name: Jamie Hughes Free
Message: Mrs. Leslie was a special and sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Mike & Jamie Free

Name: Bradley and Paula Herring
Message: Sam,Debbie and all the Family so sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Tara Bradford Holmes
Message: Dear Leslie family, We are all so sorry to hear the sad news. Miss Irma was my fifth grade teacher and a dear friend to our late mother and to our entire family. We will miss her and send you our deepest sympathies and lots of love...

Name: Rev. & Mrs. Robert E. Barnes
Message: So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Irma ( Frisby) Leslie. She was my 4th grade teacher at Hermitage in 1949/50.

Name: Rev. & Mrs. Robert E. Barnes
Message: So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Irma ( Frisby) Leslie. She was my 4th grade teacher at Hermitage in 1949/50. Marleyne Baker

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Leslie family during this time of loss. I spent so many hours in your home, I felt like family. I love you all and pray God blesses you with His perfect peace for you and yours.

Name: Lisa Stringer
Message: I spent so much of my childhood at the Leslie house that I still dream of it regularly. Mrs. Leslie was truly my "Mom-away-from-Mom." It was my dream come true to get her as my fifth grade teacher and when I was a little older, she sometimes drafted me to help grade her school papers, which I considered such a thrill and honor! I could not have asked for a more positive influence in my life. My heart and my hugs go out to Lynn, Joan, Donna, Sam, Sherri, and Terri, and their families. I loved her and I will never forget her.

Name: Janice Wiggam
Message: Irma was such a beautiful lady whom I loved dearly as well as all her family. My heart aches for you all in your sorrow. What wonderful memories for each of you to cherish. I know the loss of your parents and I pray God gives you peace and comfort. With love & sympathy, Janice

Name: Becky Murphy Young
Message: Donna and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Of course, I had her in elementary school, and she was a wonderful teacher. I spent a lot of time growing up at your house, and she was a wonderful lady. God bless your family at this time of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Becky

Message: Were very sorry for your loss. Beulah Frisby Smiths granddaughters

Name: Gary and Rhonda Simmons
Message: Lynn and family, So sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a nice lady and a good teacher. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: James Wright
Message: Prayers of peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time. She was one of my favorite teachers.

Name: Paige Stell

Name: Jim Bob McDougald
Message: Mrs. Leslie was my favorite teacher of all time, and a great lady.

Name: Billy & Bootsie King
Message: We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Leslie family on the loss of Ms. Irma. May you find peace in knowing that God cares for you and will sustain you during these difficult times and may the Lord who gave you this wonderful Woman as gift, give you strength to embrace the gift of Her life and memories that will guide and rekindle the love She shared with you for ever. Keeping you in our heart and prayers. May the Lord grant this wonderful lady Irma Frisby Leslie eternal rest.