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Deacon Leon Charles Julious, Jr. made his transition to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Julious was born June 17, 1939 in Gary, West Virginia, a son of Leon Charles Sr. and Josephine Murray Julious. He was a 1957 graduate of South High School and attended Moody Bible Institute. He had been employed with General Motors Lordstown for over 40 years, retiring as a supervisor in 2006. Leon was an Air Force veteran.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the Deacons Ministry, Sunday School teacher, former Sunday School superintendent, Lydia Mission teacher and sang in the Male Chorus. He was also a part of the Protestant Family Services. Deacon Julious enjoyed sports and was an avid Raiders fan, bowling, Bible teaching, music, singing, reading, cooking and baking.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory his daughter, Angela M. Julious; two stepchildren, Jacqueline Bellard-Woods and Walter Duncan all of Youngstown; six grandchildren; six sisters, Barbara Hall, Brillis Shorter, Deloris Pierce, Alma F. Donlow, and Sherbie Julious all of Youngstown, Towana Chapple of Columbus; his goddaughter, Misha Taylor; a host of nieces, nephews, other family, church family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, his father and stepmother, Leon and Genevieve Julious; his beloved wife, the former Jewel Bellard, whom he married July 23, 1966 and who passed away January 6, 1916; a brother, Howard Julious; a sister, Jessie Baker; and a grandson, Stephen Prestley.
Friends may call Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Antioch Baptist Church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.