Leslie Hunter Steele Houston, 71, of Bear Poplar, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Born May 14, 1948, in Iredell County, she was a daughter of the late Howard Leslie Steele and Nancy Hunter Steele. Mrs. Houston was a graduate of West Rowan High School and King’s Business College. She worked in the business office at Food Lion from 1971 to 1981, then she worked for two years at American Moistening Company. She was a lifelong member of Third Creek Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, N.C., and member of the DAR-John Knox Chapter. Mrs. Houston enjoyed gardening and professional baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Preston B. Houston; daughter, Joy Houston Summitt and husband Travis; granddaughter, Tinley Summitt; sister, Betty Steele Parker and husband Ernest; nephew, Scott Parker and wife Jennifer; niece, Karen Parker Towery and husband Rev. Billy Towery; grandnephews, Garrett Towery, Caleb Parker and Luke Parker; and grandnieces, Natalie Towery, Hannah Parker and Emily Parker.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, N.C. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland, NC 27013.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Houston. Condolences may be made to the Houston family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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