Leeanna Roberta (butler) Ross-Silva | News, Sports, Jobs
On May 30, 2022, at 7:45 p.m. the Angel of Silence entered NH Southern Regional Hospital and with cold fingers sealed the lips of our beloved Leeanna Roberta (Butler) Ross-Silva . His soul flew from this world to a place of eternal rest.
Leeanna was the only child born to the late Eleanor Halidy and Bruce Butler on June 7, 1938 in Boston, MA. She graduated from Girls High School and Newbury Junior College in Boston, MA. As an adult, she accepted Christ as her personal savior and served the Lord throughout her life. When Leeanna moved to Nashua, she became a member of the New Fellowship Baptist Church of Nashua, NH, where she served as an usher for many years.
Leeanna married her best friend and love, Joseph Silva Jr. on October 8, 1994. They lived a lifetime of immeasurable love together, entwining their lives and families in a beautiful tapestry of love for over thirty-seven years.
Leaanna grew up and raised her family in Boston, MA until she moved to Nashua, NH in 1993 with her beloved Joseph. She loved to travel and explore new places, create amazing crafts and treasures, she had an amazing gift for interior design and decorating, she never came across a dance floor she didn’t want to be on dancing, and his extroverted and open mind meant friends. instantly became a family at heart.
Leeanna is predeceased by her father, Bruce Butler, her mother, Eleanor Halidy, her stepfather, William Hawkins, her sister, Florence “Leafy” Miller, and a host of other parents. It celebrates the reunion in paradise with those who preceded it. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Joseph Silva Jr.; their children; Rodney Butler (Elizabeth), Cleveland “Driver” Butler, Veronica Ross, Jenice “Kay-K” Ross, Steven “Stevie” Ross, Joanne Ross, Susan Ross, Kevin Ross (Charlene), Stanley Greene and Consuela Greene; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and a great great granddaughter. Leeanna was loved by so many of her family and friends. While we cannot individually name everyone who was touched by Leeanna’s compassionate heart, be heartened by your memories of her joyful laughter and listening ear that so many will miss.
SERVICES: A visitation will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022 at New Fellowship Baptist Church, 50 Ash St, Nashua, NH from 2-6 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow directly at 6 p.m. A separate visitation will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA, with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Internment will take place after the service at Fairview Cemetery, 45 Fairview Ave, Hyde Park, MA. We are grateful for family and friends who can join us at either service, and also understand and appreciate those who cannot join and wish to share love and appreciation for our beloved. Leeanna in other ways. Those wishing to send floral gifts – please send to Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, NH. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society in memory of Leeanna Ross-Silva, please follow the instructions provided on their website – https://donate3.cancer.org/ or by mailing a check to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com The Davis Funeral Home (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY IGNITES ANOTHER.”