BY JASMINE WILLIAMS
GLEASON (October 22) – The Gleason community recently welcomed new business, Gleason Flower Market & Gifts, Friday, October 22, when a ribbon cutting and grand opening were held. Gleason Flower Market & Gifts is owned by long-time Weakley County residents Leah and Lee Sawyers, who are not new to owning a small business.
Lee Sawyers is owner of Sawyers Tree Service, helping people in Weakley County and beyond for several years.
“We opened Gleason Flower Market in Gleason because we felt like there was a niche that could be filled in Gleason,” Leah stated. “My husband and I both agree that Weakley County is a great place to own a business and the residents are an honor to work for … We have made many good friends and repeat customers that we appreciate very much.”
The journey of opening Gleason Flower Market & Gifts started as a dream of the couple and with help from many in the community became reality. Stacey and Tammy Collins approached the couple about opening their business next door to Simply Southern.
Leah noted that Mayor Charles Anderson of Gleason, Christi Clark of Gleason Bank, Barbara Virgin with the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce and the Gleason City Board have been very supportive, and the couple gave their thanks to them for all they have done.
Gleason Flower Market & Gifts offers a wide variety of items for every occasion. They can help with birthdays, flowers, yard signs, balloon arches or unique gifts. Celebrate anniversaries with flowers, have a wide selection of items to celebrate the life and remember a loved one, have flowers and backdrops for weddings and items for many more occasions and celebrations with the shop’s selection.
The couple also promises every customer a smile and to do their best to ensure every customer is satisfied.
Leah and Lee have been married for 28 years and have raised three children and have two grandchildren. Their family of children and spouses include Evan and Amanda Rector of Kerrville, Texas; Cullen and Savannah Griggs of Harrison, Ohio; and Chase and Ashley Sawyers of Dresden; and grandchildren, Everly and Ella.
“We hope that Gleason Flower Market will be an asset to Gleason and Weakley County to help benefit the community. The Flower Market has been a life-long dream. We really enjoy creating beautiful things for others to enjoy that make life more enjoyable! We are also here to support the City of Gleason and to be an asset to our community. A special thank you to God that made all of this possible, our family, friends and community that have supported us as we start this new chapter in our lives,” Leah said.
Gleason Flower Market & Gifts is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.