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Longtime Lee County public servant dies

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Lee County lost a longtime public servant over the weekend.

Former Leesburg councilman and Lee County Commissioner Morris Leverett died Saturday.

The 73 year old Leverett was a navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and lived in Lee County for 45 years. He served on the Leesburg City Council for 25 years and was the former Mayor Pro Tem. Leverett was also a former chairman of the Lee County Commission. Billy Mathis served on the commission with Leverett and said he always put the community first.

"The thing I guess I remember most about Morris is that Morris cared very deeply for his community. It was always kind of the first thing on his mind was his community. Morris always wanted to serve in some kind of capacity and served the community for many years," said Former Lee County Commissioner Billy Mathis.

Leverett is survived by his wife Helen and his four children. Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the First Baptist Church of Leesburg.

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