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Uraiwan Lee Leiding

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Uraiwan (Thiengthanee) Leiding, aka “Li or Lee”, age 68 of Accokeek, MD, passed away quietly on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Georgetown Hospital in Washington DC after weeks of battling multiple medical issues. Half of us know her by Li and the other half by Lee. The story goes when Li moved to the DC area, she decided to use the name Lee for her new friends; she didn’t use Li since she didn’t want anyone to think she had the word “lie” in her name. She was always that honest and thinking of others. Lee was married to David Leiding on March 22, 1985; they truly lived life to the fullest together while traveling and working around the world in wonderful places. The simplest of pleasures marked her happiest times, talking with friends and family, her love of cooking (all the time) and serving others. Lee shared her and David’s home with friends and family her entire life. Lee’s, from scratch, Thai meals are legendary with all who knew her. Lee was not a soft spoken person, quite the opposite. She was sassy, sometimes brutally honest with very little filter. This made her so easy to love and a joy to be around. Lee could connect with anyone. Even though English was obviously her second language, her ability to reach people was powerful; she made new friends everywhere she went. There was never a moment of doubt what came first to Lee, her absolute love of family! This love was not tempered by expectations, she loved her family without reservation and regardless of circumstance. Lee and her husband David have helped support family members from California to Thailand during their entire lives together, never expecting anything in return, motivated solely by love. We all love and miss Lee/Li already so much, her cooking, her half smile and most of all her honest true love.
Lee is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Linda Burns and Tom Burns; son, William (Billy) Bedry; five grandchildren, Samantha Burns, Julian Morales, Kaida Bedry, Austin Bedry, Devon Bedry; sisters, Chamroonrat Thiengthanee, Doi Khontong and brother, Noom and many loved nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 for visitation from 9 am – 10 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Following immediately will be Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Mary’s of Piscataway, 13401 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD 20735. Interment will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 1:45 pm at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Romans 15:13May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him, so that you may abound in hope with power of holy spirit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    DEL – Our sincere condolences on the passing of Lee. I could always count on a positive family story every Monday from you and that is something I will never forget and know it was Lee who made it easy for you to share the stories (and the food)! You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With love and condolences – Jeff and Dana Schrader

  3. Dennis Bendorf says:

    David, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Over the past 15 years I have heard you talk so much about your wife and family, as it always lit up your face to do so. I know this will not be easy for you. Treasure all of those special memories. Never hesitate to stop by and talk.

  4. Tara Lambros says:

    David – All of us at Chenega are thinking of your and praying that you will be surrounded by family and friends during this difficult time. May her memory and spirit always remain with you…

  5. Melissa Bruce says:

    I cannot imagine this world without Aunt Li. How can someone who is so loved be gone? My love and prayers for all of us who must go on without you in our lives.

  6. cynthia bowling says:

    My condolences,prayers and hugs all around, fly high my girl lee…love ya…:(

  7. Ivonne Martens says:

    Praying for you during this difficult moment in life.

  8. Pam Sawyer says:

    RIP Li. Linda and Tom, my heart and prayers to you and family.

  9. Natalie Sitkowski says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your wife/loved one rest in peace while you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely,

  10. Brian Taylor says:

    My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. I will keep you and your family in my prayers for peace during this time of loss.

  11. Jerry Leiding says:

    Our prayers are with you and our love. She is an angel in heaven looking down on us all.

  12. Malee Belcher says:

  13. Linda Turner says:

    David, I am so sorry for your loss. Your work family has you in our thoughts and prayers. Continue to reach out to let us know how we can help.

    Linda Turner

  14. Larry Mercadante says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May the support of those around you bring you strength as you mourn her passing.

  15. Ivonne Martens says:

    My heart goes out to you, your family and Uraiwan’s family during this sorrowful time in your lives. You are in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Ivonne Y Martens

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