Promoted to Glory

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Promoted to Glory

Major Cameron Leslie was promoted to Glory on November 17 from the Plaza Del Rio Nursing Home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cameron Leicester Leslie was born December 1, 1916 in Barbados, West Indies. After high school, Cameron joined the military. One evening, after military exercises, he was drawn to the music of a Salvation Army band in an open air meeting. That night he followed the band to the corps, gave his life to the Lord, and relinquished man’s army to join God’s army.

Cameron entered training school in Kingston, Jamaica and was commissioned in 1945 with the Fearless Session. In 1952 he married Captain Embla Maud Campbell and the couple served in corps in Guyana, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Jamaica and Barbados. Cameron also served as manager of the men’s night shelter and prison chaplain for the Trinidad government. After Embla’s promotion to Glory in 1977, Cameron returned to Barbados as manager of the feeding shelter.

He was appointed to the International College for Officers in 1965; served as bandmaster of the United Band in Barbados; and founded the Josie Hill Corps Band. After retirement, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he served as chaplain at the Harbor Light. He was also assigned to the Arizona Department of Corrections.

In 1998, he returned to his homeland to receive the Certificate of Exceptional Service from IHQ during centenary celebrations in Barbados.

Cameron was predeceased by wife Fannie Gooden in 2002.

He is survived by his children: Myrtle and Stephen Walcott, Majors Clement and Evangeline Leslie, Majors Victor and Rose-Marie Leslie, David and Lucy Leslie, and Monica Leslie; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson, along with other relatives and step-children.

A Celebration of Life service was held at the Phoenix Citadel Corps, led by Major Clement Leslie, with Col. Bruce Harvey bringing the message. Interment followed at Phoenix Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to Majors Clem and Evangeline Leslie, 12372 W. Grant St., Avondale, AZ 85323 and Majors Victor and Rose-Marie Leslie, 638 Avery Place, Long Beach, CA 90807.

Major Dillmond Lewis was promoted to Glory unexpectedly on November 19 from his home in Twin City, Minnesota.

Dillmond was born September 21, 1931 in Watertown, South Dakota. After high school, he entered the School for Officer Training in Chicago, Illinois. During this time, in 1958, he met and married Donna Solid.

After a few years the Lewises moved to California and entered training from the Redwood City Corps. Donna was commissioned in 1968 with the Messengers Session and Dillmond was reaccepted as an officer. Their first appointment was in Juneau, Alaska, followed by many postings in California—San Diego, Oxnard, Ontario, El Centro, Newark and Bakersfield. They served in Idaho Falls before taking their final appointment as Lane County Coordinators in Eugene, Oregon.

From 1974-1980, the Lewises lived in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, where Dillmond was piano player for The Kingsmen, a traveling gospel music team.

The couple retired in 1996 and moved to St. Paul, Minn. to be closer to family. In retirement, Dillmond helped direct the Christmas bell-ringing effort for the Lakewood Temple Corps in Maplewood, Minn. He also served as chaplain at the corps’ Adult Day Care Center.

Dillmond leaves behind three sons: Dale of Oakdale, Minn., David of Fontana and Dwayne of Oceanside, Calif.; three grandchildren; and many other family members.

Donna predeceased him in 2003.

A memorial service was held at the Lakewood Temple Corps with Dillmond’s son Dave bringing the message assisted by Major Herb Fuqua, corps officer.

Condolences may be sent to the Lewis family in care of Dale Lewis at 5448 Golfview Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128.

William “Bill” Moyle, 89, longtime soldier of Denver Citadel Corps, was promoted to Glory September 20, 2004 after a battle with cancer of the esophagus. As the Lord called him home in the hospital, 25 members of the family and friends surrounded him.

Bill held many positions at Denver Citadel. He was a Sunday school teacher, an usher, recruiting sergeant, and corps sergeant major for many years. Bill loved people and the Army and tried to make sure no one came into the building without a special smile and warm welcome.

The memorial service was held in Denver and was conducted by Majors Daniel and Carol Abella, and Captain David Shull. An ensemble from Denver Citadel led by Keith Ricken played rousing Army music, including Bill’s favorite song “Climbing up the Golden Stairs to Glory.” The service was Army through and through just like the faithful soldier Bill was. The internment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.

His wife Kay and six children, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild survive him.

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