Warsaw - Leola Bullard Best, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Best was born July 15, 1935 in Columbus County, NC to the late Buck H. Bullard, Jr. and Ora Mae Ward Bullard.
Mrs. Best is survived by son, Jimmy Best of Warsaw; daughters, Patricia Bryant and husband, Dayton of Stedman, Betty Hobson and husband, John of Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Jessica Hayes and husband, Randy, Amy Andersen and husband, Aaron, Beverly Herring and husband, Jonathan, Michael Melendez and wife, Emily, Sarah Melendez and Kevin Carney, Clayton Bryant, and wife, Shea, David Melendez and Dylan Bryant; and eight great grandchildren, Zoey Hayes, Zachary Hayes, Zella Hayes, Zander Hayes, Amelia Andersen, Alan Andersen, Andy Andersen, and Lane Herring.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Best was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Best, and sister, Sarah Jean Bullard.
A private funeral service and burial will be conducted.