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“May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you all and keep you all during and throughout this time. Love you all,my prays are with you. Dottie Parker ”
1 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry about the passing of your mother - may God continue to bless you and your family!!Yours in sympathy,SHARONE ”
2 of 44 | Posted by: Sharone Brown-Jackson - NJ

“To the "MAYOR". MUCH LOVE AND SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW. MAY "GOD" CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.AND KEEP YOU STRONG. ”
3 of 44 | Posted by: Carol "MICHELE" Gabriel - NJ

“May God continue to bless you during these times. Bobby & Muriel McFadden ”
4 of 44 | Posted by: Muriel McFadden - Atlantic City, NJ

“With Sympathy, May happy memories warm your heart and caring friends surround you with comfort. ”
5 of 44 | Posted by: Billy and Pat Tweedle - NJ

“Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. ”
6 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“TO THE FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU DURING YOUR LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE. GOD BLESS ”
7 of 44 | Posted by: YVONNE DONALDSON - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

“Our deepest sympathy on your loss, may she rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.All who believe in gods mercy and grace will...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: CARMEN-MARYLOU-STEVE ADRAGNA{JOANNE} - NJ

“Mike & Family,Prayers & Blessing being sent from miles away during your time of sorrow. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. ”
9 of 44 | Posted by: Cori Harris - Waldorf, MD

“To the family of "SCRAP", Love and Sympathy and May "GOD" bless you all. ”
10 of 44 | Posted by: The "GABRIEL" family - NJ

“To the "LEAs", Much love and sympathy in your time of loss. May "GOD" bless you and keep you strong. Remember as you already know I am there for...Read More »
11 of 44 | Posted by: Carol "MICHELE" Gabriel - NM

“My Condolences to the Lea Family, we truly lost a soldier in the struggle. "Scrap" is gone, but never will she be forgotten. I will miss the...Read More »
12 of 44 | Posted by: Terry Phillips - Atlantic City, NJ

“Scrap, I will miss you very much, you were someone that everyone could talk to in a time of need. Thanks for all you've done for me.I'm sure your...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Ledford Mack - Pleasantville, NJ

“To the Lea Family, May God bless and keep you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 44 | Posted by: Michael Walker - Sicklerville, NJ

“To the Lea Family, May God help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 44 | Posted by: Michael Walker

“To the family,my heartfelt condolences . on then lost of Mrs. Lea. May god bless and keep you. Sincerely, ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: Glenn Banfield - Atlantic City, NJ

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of my long time friend Sonny Lea and Nynell Langford . I know she will be missed and I also know you...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Warren Massey - Atlantic City, NJ

“Friendly, understanding, kind, a quiet sense of humor, a love of life, all represent pleasant memories of our beloved Mary "Scrap" Hairston Lea. She...Read More »
18 of 44 | Posted by: Lona Nell Lea - Fuquay-Varina, NC

“To the Lea Family~My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will give you strength through this difficult time. Sincerely, ”
19 of 44 | Posted by: Jill Wilson - Mays Landing, NJ

“Dear Family, we are grieving with you at this very difficult time. We loved Scrap very much. You remain in our prayers. Love, Aunt Deane & Uncle Jack ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: Annie Deane Burnett - NC

“Edward and Family; My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the comfort of God's loving arms give you peace. ”
21 of 44 | Posted by: Kim Spencer-Hudgins - NJ

“To Terry Lea and family, Your in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your (Mother/ Love one.). Hoping you find comfort and strength in one...Read More »
22 of 44 | Posted by: Scottie - Pleasantville, NJ

Michelle “To The Lea Family,We love her also, May God give you strength and comfort in such a time as this. Our prayers are with you.Love Michelle Fundenberg...Read More »
23 of 44 | Posted by: Pearlene M. Forrest - Greenich, CT

“To Nynell and YvetteI'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Even though I didn't know her I'm sure she was well liked and was a joy to...Read More »
24 of 44 | Posted by: Marie Gerald - McKee City, NJ

“To The Lea & Langford Family,My family and I, expresses our heartfelt sympathy and sends our condolences in the loss of your beautiful mother &...Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Flora McClendon-Parker - FL

“Sonny...Nynell...Mayor Langford & Family...My Prayers are with you...for Mrs Mary is Now Free.. from our life But rejoicing with the lord! ...Yes....Read More »
26 of 44 | Posted by: Wesley Hawkins Jr - Atlantic City, NJ

“Our hearts are heavy words cannot begin to explain how in this time we reach out and hope you revive this hug of blessing and best wishes to you all...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Leroy and Velveeta Bowe - NJ

“To the LEA family, remembering "Scrap" as a beautiful and classy lady may all of you cherish the loving memories God blessed you with during her time...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Patti Baldwin-Hamlett

“To the Lea family my condolences and prayers for peace and comfort. ”
29 of 44 | Posted by: Lisa Givens - Atlantic City, NJ

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
30 of 44 | Posted by: John E & Eddie Paxton - NJ

“My sincere condolences to the family in the loss of an elegant lady.May the Lord provide you with strength needed to bear your loss and may the...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Rhonda Fitzgerald

“To The Lea Children...May God Bless Your Family at This Time... Growning Up Next To You Guys I Remember Ms Scrap Always had a Smile on Her Face...May...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Vicky Miller - Tampa, FL

“To the lea family, my deepest condolences to the family.our prayers are with you guys. ”
33 of 44 | Posted by: felicia mcclendon and family - NJ

“To the family, you have my condolences. May God comfort you all doing this difficult time.God bless. ”
34 of 44 | Posted by: Vanessa Hudgins & family. - NJ

“To the Lee family, We are sorry to here about the passing of your mother. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 44 | Posted by: Valarie & LaMarr Fundenberg - NJ

“TO THE FAMILYNO ONE CAN TELL A CHILD OF MOTHEROR LOVE ONES. SHE MS MARY WOULD GIVEYOU A SMILE AN JUST LEAN YOU ON A PATH OF RIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: ANTHONY YOUNG SR, - PLEASANTVILLE, NJ

“To the Lee and extended family. We are very sorry to hear of your lost. Ms.Scrap was respected, loved and admired by many people.We feel the pain,...Read More »
37 of 44 | Posted by: Tonya Wright - EHT, NJ

“TO THE LEA&LANGFORD FAMILYYOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AN SYMPATHY OF YOUR DEAR LOVE ONE.DURING THIS TIME MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU'LL THE FAMILIES...Read More »
38 of 44 | Posted by: ANTHONY YOUNG SR, - PLEASANTVILLE, NJ

“She was my girl. I am going to miss hearing her voice most of all. I am Blessed to have known her.Much Love and my family's condolences to a...Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“I know it is difficult and painful now, but one day, when you think of her, the tears will be replaced by smiles for the sweet memories. My...Read More »
40 of 44 | Posted by: Roxie Lea-Ray - Stratford, CT

“to mom mom..love mikaela grace lea ”
41 of 44 | Posted by: M Lea - galloway, NJ

“My deepest condolences to Nynell, Mayor Langford and the entire family on your loss. ”
42 of 44 | Posted by: William Cradle - Atlantic Ctiy, NJ

“To The Lea Family ,Our prayers are with you during your time of loss . Scrap was my girl love to see her smile and setting in the window . When i...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Cindy Aikens-Blocker - NJ

“May your mother rest in peace. I pray you find comfort in the memories, smiles through your tears, and joy in the legacy of love that she left you. ”
44 of 44 | Posted by: Amy Wiggins Brown - Sicklerville, NJ


Mary L. Lea (Hairston), "Scrap", was born March 30, 1937, in Danville, Virginia, the fourth of eight children born to Edward Hairston and Lemma (Price) Hairston. She passed away peacefully from this life and entered eternal rest on September 20th. Scrap was educated in the Danville school system and not long after graduating high school she moved to Atlantic City joining her husband, William "Sonny" Lea. She was employed the former Haddon Hall, Spencer's Gifts, Howard Johnson/Caesar's Boardwalk Regency Casino Hotel, until she retired. Scrap was a fun loving person who enjoyed people; talking politics, watching The Price Is Right, Serena Williams & Tiger Woods; listening to talk radio; and playing the slot machines, Pick-It, and scratch offs. She was preceded in the afterlife by her parents; her brothers, Alvin and Aaron, and granddaughter, Mariah. Left to mourn, but carry on her legacy are: her husband, William "Sonny" Lea; daughters, Nynell Langford (Lorenzo), with whom she resided, and Yvette Davis (Raymond); sons, Terry Lea, Edward Lea (Roberta) and Michael Lea(Joann); siblings, Marie Hairston, Floscelia Leftwich, Shirley Ann Wattie (Sherman), Penny Ely (Jacob), David Hairston (Susan); grandchildren, Jerel, Kiara, Ajarae, Elijah, Muhammad, Isaiah, Paris, and Mikaela; favorite cousin, Bahideen "Bobby" Ali; best friend and sister-in-law, Ondra "Teet" Hairston; and a host of other loving relatives, friends, and surrogates whom she cared, provided and nurtured. She was a Mother to many...and a special friend to many more!

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