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Leon Jennette, Jr.

Posted By obits On June 23, 2015 @ 9:12 am In Hatteras,Obituaries,Outer Banks | 99 Comments

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Leon Edgar Jennette, Jr., 45, of Buxton, NC died on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Connie Basnett Fox of Southern Shores and the late Leon Edgar Jennette, Sr. Leon attended Fork Union Military Academy where he was the lacrosse captain and his senior year the captain of the football team. He was a true “Hatteras man” who loved fishing, his boat and the island people.

Along with his mother, Leon is survived by his wife, Nicole Gaulin Jennette; a son, Leon “Trey” Edgar Jennette, III; two sisters, Rossie J. Jackson and husband, Kevin of Buxton and LeAnne J. Woods and husband, Lonnie of Branson, MO; nieces and nephews, KD, Kristen, Hunter, Anna Faith, Sophie, Taylor, Dallas and Tripp; three great nieces and one great nephew.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:00pm with the Rev. Dr. John Tyson and Rev. David Stowe officiating. A reception will follow at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a college fund for Leon’s son, Trey, at Yadkin Bank, PO Box 770, Avon, NC 27915.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.twifordfh.com.

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Condolence from Bill Hale on June 23rd, 2015 10:06 am

Leon and I were class mates for several years at Fork Union Military Academy, and even roommates in the 7th grade. On behalf of our Facebook group, “FUMA Cadets 1980-1990”, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to Leon’s family. Leon was the guy who was everyone’s friend. He made the seven years I spent at FUMA a little happier and brighter. God bless Leon and his family.

Bill Hale
Fork Union Military Academy Class of 1989

Condolence from patricia peele on June 23rd, 2015 10:16 am

your family is in my thoughts, so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Thomas Iezzi on June 23rd, 2015 10:17 am

Nicole and Trey- Please accept my family’s condolences with regard to your loss. I went to FUMA(87) and played lacrosse and football with Leon. He was always smiling and full of laughter. He always made us laugh but it was his huge smile that I always noticed about him. I have some old photographs that I will post on Facebook of our lacrosse days. May peace and love fill your souls in your loss.
Tom

Condolence from Charles Mahaffey II on June 23rd, 2015 10:21 am

My wife’s and I thoughts and prayers and with the family during these tough times. I attended Fork Union Military Academy with Leon where he was a great classmate and friend. God speed Leon…

Condolence from Patrick Hoffman on June 23rd, 2015 10:27 am

I’m so sorry for Loss I went to Fork Union with him He was a great person and friend. Prayers to your family for your loss

Patrick Hoffman
fuma brother

Condolence from Allison Rucker on June 23rd, 2015 10:40 am

Thoughtss and prayers to you all! So sorry for your loss!

Condolence from Robert Gomez on June 23rd, 2015 10:47 am

My sincere condolences. Prayers are with you. Leon was a great man, he was an outstanding cadet, and his smile, enthusiasm, and sincere care for others will be always carried in our hearts. Leon, a true FUMA brother who will always be remembered. RIP.

Condolence from Tim Stewart on June 23rd, 2015 11:09 am

Leon was full of life at Fork Union Military Academy where we attended together. I will always remember our last day at FUMA in 1989 and have this quick clip of him- being his happy-go-lucky self.

The FUMA family is mourning your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i123bxca6dfgnrf/Leon-Jennette-FUMA-1989.mov?dl=0

Condolence from Woody Woodrum on June 23rd, 2015 11:32 am

Its with heavy heart that me and my Fork Union brothers say bye to a great great friend. Thank you Leon for making our time at FUMA a better place with your presence and with a smile that lit up every room you entered. God Speed Leon and God bless your family, you touched more people then you will never know.

Rest well!

Wood

Condolence from Lisa Brooks-Hill & Adam Hill on June 23rd, 2015 11:57 am

Nicole, Trey, Miss Connie, The Jennette Family:

So sorry to hear about Lil Leon, . When I worked at Conner’s and he would come in he always was smiling ad up beat. We don’t understand why God takes some of our loved ones at an early age, on he knows, and we just have to say it was his will; even though it seems so unfair. We do have hope that we will be together again with our loved ones. There will be no more sickness, no more tears we will be in a beautiful place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Beverly Austin Hanlin on June 23rd, 2015 12:10 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Leon’s passing, I remember his so well as a cadet at Fork Union Military Academy. I especially remember his sweet smile. My prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.

Condolence from CAROL Sue McCracken on June 23rd, 2015 12:15 pm

Rossie, LeAnne, Connie, and Nicole and “Trey” my heart is heavy with sadness over the loss of your loved one. By now you know just how many people loved him and all of you with their sincere messages. He was a fine young man, father, brother, etc. We ALL will remember that beautiful smile of his. I don’t think I ever saw him without it. Your loss is DEVASTATING now but in time (and it takes times) you will start to remember and smile of him as you always did before. Love and prayers to ALL of YOU. Know that you are truly loved by many, many, friends.

Condolence from Matthew Parks on June 23rd, 2015 12:19 pm

God Bless Leon and his family. God broke the mold with him. I guess guess he was needed for a very special mission.
Deepest sympathy,
Matthew Parks and Family
FUMA Alumni and Friend
Alexandria, VA

Condolence from Jacki , Robert Sr. Robert Jr and Madison keiser on June 23rd, 2015 12:58 pm

Our deepest condolences to your family. We will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Douglas Price on June 23rd, 2015 1:07 pm

So sorry to hear. Words are not enough. Peace be with the family and his friends.
Dougie

Condolence from Apollo and Jeannie Williams on June 23rd, 2015 1:26 pm

May God give you peace and shelter.I enjoyed working with Leon at Kellogg. I
will remember you forever “buddy”.
Love In Christ
Apollo

Condolence from Andy Meyer on June 23rd, 2015 1:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Leon’s passing . I went to Fork Union for 3 years with him. I’ll always remember his smile and being full of laughter. He was probably one of the post popular cadets in the Corps! Prayers and thoughts to the Family. Andrew Meyer FUMA class of 1988!

Condolence from Kevin & Kim on June 23rd, 2015 1:39 pm

We are very sad with you now but will always remember his sunny smile that will dry our tears.

Condolence from Ollie & Ray Black on June 23rd, 2015 3:23 pm

Our thoughts and Prayer’s are with you.

Condolence from Ollie & Ray Black on June 23rd, 2015 3:24 pm

Our thoughts and Prayers are with each of you. God is with you through this.

Condolence from Jasper Williams on June 23rd, 2015 3:36 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry that you have suffered such a great loss.

Condolence from Matthew Morrison on June 23rd, 2015 3:38 pm

Condolences to the family of a great guy. Leon and I were class mates at FUMA from 1984 to 1989. We played Football and Lacrosse together and we were in the senior officer corps together. He was the one guy we all liked to be around. Our prayers and thoughts are with you,
Matthew Morrison and family
FUMA Class of 1989
Virginia Beach, Va.

Condolence from Margaret Burrus Waldy and Family on June 23rd, 2015 3:56 pm

Smiling Leon, always smiling no matter what. That memory we can keep in our hearts instead of the devastating blow of the loss. Nicole and Trey, life will move forward, it will not get easier, just manageable. Both of you are so blessed to have had not only Leon’s smile but the love that he had for both of you, no matter what, no matter when, no matter what else may have been going on. To be loved like that is a precious gift that will never fade. Our deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Nola Gray on June 23rd, 2015 4:36 pm

Prayers and thoughts are with you and Trey at this time. So sorry for all the family. God be with you.

Condolence from Carroll and Dawn Midgett on June 23rd, 2015 4:38 pm

Just wanting to express how much we love and care for all of you Leon will surly be missed. Psalms 46;1 God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of need. Love and prayers

Condolence from Diane Morgan on June 23rd, 2015 5:10 pm

To all of Leon’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Leon thru work @ TNT Services, Inc. He was always smiling and in a happy mood. May God be with all of you.

Condolence from CHRISTINE D. WINSLOW on June 23rd, 2015 5:24 pm

As we live, we encounter so many problems that make us feel hopeless and distressed. The worst of our problems is death.Losing a loved one can be devastating because we have a built in desire to live and enjoy life with our family and friends. At these times we need encouragement and hope, so that we can cope with our loss. We can be encouraged by reflecting on the promises that God has given us through His Word the Bible, concerning the hope of seeing our loved ones again. Please read these comforting scriptures at (REVELATION 21:4,5) and (John 5:28,29)

Condolence from Beth Williams on June 23rd, 2015 5:34 pm

I did not know Leon, but I knew Connie and Leon Sr. from my high school days at Hatteras (loved Connie so much!). Years later, my daughter, Bonnie Beck (Anderson), went to school briefly with Rossie when we still lived in Hatteras. Leon Jr. sounds as if he was a wonderful friend to everybody and an all-around great guy. I’m so sorry for the heartache everyone in the family is going through right now. Prayers for peace.

Condolence from John Galbraith on June 23rd, 2015 6:03 pm

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow.

FUMA Class of 1988

Condolence from Derik Callaway on June 23rd, 2015 6:26 pm

I send my condolences to your family. Leon was a FUMA brother, one I remember fondly as always being friendly to everyone, an ever present smile and a kind soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Derik Callaway & family
FUMA class of 1990

Condolence from Robert Carter Ritchie (Kyle) on June 23rd, 2015 7:16 pm

Leon and I were classmates, and friends at Fork Union Military Academy. I enjoyed serving on battalion staff especially because of the friendship shared amongst the brothers. Leon, of course was the leader amongst leaders. I knew him as a brother who always stood up for the littler guys. He was certainly the most popular in our class because of his warmth, kindness, amazing sense of humor, and general good energy. I’m deeply saddened, amongst with so many others. Just last month Leon’s name came up repeatedly at our Alumni Weekend. He is loved and will be missed dearly by his FUMA brothers.

My deepest condolences to Leon’s family. Our family has you in our thoughts and prayers.

RC Ritchie (Kyle), FUMA 89

Condolence from Todd Gowdy on June 23rd, 2015 7:23 pm

To the family of Leon Jennette- my deepest condolences. I am an addition to Leon’s extended FUMA family, who thought a lot of your son, husband, father.

Leon was a better man, who made all of us better men during our years at FUMA. What a joy it was to know him during that time.

May God’s countenance shine upon us as another great warrior has been added to his army to continue the mission and help watch over us.

Condolence from Michael Hedrick on June 23rd, 2015 7:34 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the Jennette Family, I’m sorry for your loss

Condolence from Misty Owens Young on June 23rd, 2015 7:40 pm

Praying for The Family to find comfort and peace. .

Condolence from Sara and Andy Scarborough on June 23rd, 2015 8:02 pm

Mrs. Connie and Family
I’m very sorry for you loss, I am here for y’all if ever you need a shoulder to cry on. Leon was a very special person, Every time I saw him he always gave me a big hug he would ask how I and every one was doing. Leon was a friend to anyone who knew him and he will be deeply missed.

My prayers are with y’all

Condolence from Stacey Jennette-Meiggs on June 23rd, 2015 9:04 pm

I offer my sincerest condolences, my prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from avis tolson butler on June 23rd, 2015 9:35 pm

To all the family I am sorry . There is no words to say that will remove the emptiness that we feel at times like these but God is there with his Grace and he will see everyone through. LEON your smile and the kindness of your heart will stay a part of us forever. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again .

Condolence from Lynn Gray on June 23rd, 2015 9:36 pm

Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. You are on my mind and in my prayers. With love…..

Condolence from jeff gray on June 23rd, 2015 9:38 pm

So very sorry.,May God give you peace .

Condolence from Christina Newman on June 23rd, 2015 9:41 pm

I was sad to hear this, at such a young age make it so hard, I am praying strength and healing for the family.
Twice Leon was at the right place at the right time in my life . Once when I was around 9 yrs old I was swimming at the beach next thing I know I was being pulled under and couldn’t catch my breath. I was in a rip current I thought I was going to drown but next thing I know a hand grabs me and pulls me it out, it was Leon. Til this day when ever I hear the words rip current I’m reminded of Leon. I saw a post the other day that explained what to do in rip current and less then a week ago, made me think of the day Leon saving me .Then years later at a party with friends a guy tried fight/hit me about that time Leon walked in the room when he seen what was going on he went over threaten the guy and after that the guy left. He was alway nice person and I way there for me several times in my life. He truely will be missed, I was blessed to know Leon.

Condolence from Haley Nash on June 23rd, 2015 9:41 pm

R. I. P Leon you always had such a happy vibe and smile. The Isalnd really lost someone special.

Condolence from Jack e Quidley on June 23rd, 2015 9:51 pm

i love you brother, travel in peace
Nicole and Trey, you are surrounded with love and everything’s gonna be alright

Condolence from Lorraine Burrus on June 23rd, 2015 10:24 pm

My love and prayers to each of you in your loss.

Condolence from Amanda Hooper on June 23rd, 2015 10:29 pm

My condolences to the family. Leon will be greatly missed . I will never forget his big bear hugs and the way he would smile and especially his laugh . Rest in peace my friend .

Condolence from Brenda L. Jennette on June 23rd, 2015 10:49 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I’m sorry for your loss….

Condolence from Noreen Reasor on June 23rd, 2015 11:04 pm

i am so very sorry for you loss. Leon always had that special smile going on. He will be missed by many. God bless you and your family.

Condolence from Larry Schaap on June 23rd, 2015 11:04 pm

My prayers and condolences to the wife and family. I lost my father (he was 45) when I was eight, so I understand, and will keep you in prayer.

Condolence from Phil and Randi Rollinson on June 23rd, 2015 11:15 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. We are very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Patrick Montague on June 23rd, 2015 11:41 pm

My heartfelt condolences to those who knew and loved Leon. We attended Fork Union Military Academy together. He had a great sense of humor, quick wit and a grin that light up the room. However, the trait I most admired was his kindness and compassion toward others. He treated everyone well. I recall several tense situations that were diffused by Leon – probably by cracking a joke and flashing a huge grin!

You occasionally meet a person that makes you feel better about yourself after spending time with them. Leon was definitely one of those people.

I pray that you find peace and comfort in this most difficult time.

Condolence from Steve Whitley on June 23rd, 2015 11:43 pm

My prayers and condolences go out to the whole family. Leon will be missef

Condolence from Steve Whitley on June 23rd, 2015 11:45 pm

My prayers and condolences go out to the whole family. Leon will be missed dearly.

Condolence from Bonnie Clark on June 24th, 2015 12:23 am

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Condolence from Michelle Pehrson on June 24th, 2015 12:33 am

So very sorry for your loss!!He will be truly and deeply missed..wish I could hug your hurting hearts….

Condolence from Al Sibi on June 24th, 2015 12:48 am

To a fellow FUMA brother and friend,May God be with you and your family. Leon, thanks for the memories. The leadership and guidance. You will be sorely missed. Blue skies calm seas..and safe travels on your journey home!

Condolence from Kerry Jr and Rebecca Hooper on June 24th, 2015 1:12 am

“Lil’ Leon”,
You were an amazing friend and cousin. I will always remember the good times we had hanging out, and our talks while you were riding the ferry to Ocracoke. We are all gonna miss you deeply my friend. I love ya pal and hope to see you one day again!

To the rest of the family,
I am so sorry for the loss of such a great man. He was always willing to “give the shirt off his back” for someone if they needed it, always there to offer encouragement or just an ear to listen. He really knew no stranger, and will deeply be missed!
Our Condolences,
Kerry and Rebecca

Condolence from bonnie woodley palomares on June 24th, 2015 5:07 am

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME ON LEONS HOME GOING. MAY THE LORD HOLD YOU CLOSE AND CONFORT YOU

Condolence from G.H.Carlin on June 24th, 2015 5:51 am

So sorry for the loss . It will weigh heavy on our hearts. We were blessed to have known Leon

Condolence from Ramon Gomez on June 24th, 2015 6:00 am

Nicole I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences are extended to you and the entire family. Please take care of yourself.

Condolence from George Devine on June 24th, 2015 7:48 am

Leon was an inspiration. His personality was awesome and he smiled constantly. At FUMA I remember he lifted me up during difficult times with his positive influence. One can never forget his uplifting and positive attitude. I miss leon and wish I could have been with him more. My sincere sorrow and prayers for his family. We lost a freind but heaven awaits a one of a kind man.

Condolence from Rauna Fuller on June 24th, 2015 7:52 am

What a tragedy for your family. Leon was a special young man with a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers for your family at this sad time. May your good memories bring you comfort in the days to follow.

Condolence from Bertie Midgett on June 24th, 2015 8:29 am

I’m so sorry for your loss and pray God will give you peace & comfort

Condolence from Doris, Dawson & Shane on June 24th, 2015 8:43 am

so sad to hear about this. Shane went to school and grew up his whole life with lil Leon. I have known him my whole life and it sure has been a pleasure knowing such a great person. He used to always tell me how much he loved my dad and how greatly he was missed by him. Now we can say, Leon will be greatly missed by us. Very sad when people leave us at such a young age. My dad was same age as Leon when he left us. rest in peace my friend. Will see you again one day.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends.

Condolence from Jodi Fariss on June 24th, 2015 8:58 am

My heart is breaking for all of U. Leon was a great guy it was always nice to see him. God Bless U all , U are in my prayers.

Condolence from Ronnie Talmage on June 24th, 2015 9:12 am

I worked with Leon at TNT and my prayers are with his family.
He had a contagious smile and hate he is gone.

Condolence from Lane Hayden on June 24th, 2015 10:01 am

I am sorry for your families loss, He will be missed, He is a FUMA brother and a long time friend. I attended Fork Union with Leon from 1984-1988 he was a great guy , an awesome athlete and someone I am proud to say I was friends with , he always was there to lend a helping hand when needed, his quick wit and positive attitude helped all of us. Words cannot express how sad I am to hear he is gone.

Lane Hayden and Family
Fork Union
Class of 1988

Condolence from Clarke Staton on June 24th, 2015 10:24 am

I am so sorry for your loss. While I didn’t know Leon well while at Fork Union, I do remember him as having an infectious smile and caring personality. I cannot know the depths of your loss but I do pray that it is buffered somewhat by happy memories of the man you knew and loved.

Condolence from Coach Micky Sullivan on June 24th, 2015 10:49 am

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Leon was one of my “boys” and will be missed. God bless you all.

Condolence from Don & Tina meekins on June 24th, 2015 11:06 am

may your family be at peace you’re always in our thoughts and prayers we love you guys

Condolence from Dan & winona burroughs on June 24th, 2015 3:15 pm

Connie &
Connie & family, so very sorry for your loss! I know how your heart is hurting and what a big hole this loss has left in your heart! I will see you later! Love you,winona

Condolence from Donna & Robert Penfield on June 24th, 2015 3:49 pm

May GOD give the family comfort and peace during this time, you’ll are in my prayers ((HUGS)).

Condolence from Steve Magliano on June 24th, 2015 4:20 pm

Loved that guy’s big heart and smile…happy all the time ! Sorry to all who are left behind….

Condolence from John Spigner on June 24th, 2015 5:58 pm

Lil Leon will be missed
I new your father better but had many times we were at the same functions. Go in peace my friend

Condolence from Laura Peele Fulcher on June 24th, 2015 6:25 pm

My heart hurts for the entire family Nicole and your son I just dont know why god takes the good one’s Leon had the best heart always a smile RIP god bless

Condolence from Garrett Robinson on June 24th, 2015 7:35 pm

I want to extend my deepest, heartfelt condolences for the Jennette Family. I knew Leon my entire stay at Fork Union. Leon was truly an unforgettable guy – sincere, charismatic and as genuine as a person can be.

Condolence from John @ Jettie Miller on June 24th, 2015 10:05 pm

PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING WE CARE. LEON WAS LOVED BY EVERYONE. I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER his beautiful sm
ile and personality. We will miss u.

Condolence from Kelly Meredith on June 24th, 2015 10:16 pm

Dear Mrs. Fox, Nicole and Trey, there are no words to describe how heartbroken my two boys and I are. Leon was a good man, with a huge heart. I feel blessed to have known him the last six months. He was one of the smartest , funniest people ive ever met.Everything ive read on here , is so true of who he was. He talked often of how much he loved his mom, Nicole and Trey and The people of Hatteras.My heartfelt condolences to all his family . and friends. We are just beside ourselves with sadness. Love , the Meredith family

Condolence from Kathryn Christian on June 25th, 2015 12:40 am

I am praying for your family during this difficult time. May you find peace.

Condolence from Sheila Gaskill on June 25th, 2015 5:25 am

My heart goes out to the family. He will be missed by a lot of people.

Condolence from Julia & Tessa Magliano on June 25th, 2015 7:00 am

Hi Nicole, Just heard the tragic news and wanted to send our love to you at this sad time. We send hugs and thoughts to you and your family.xxx

Condolence from Rick and Donnella Ward on June 25th, 2015 8:04 am

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless You!

Condolence from Tim Stewart on June 25th, 2015 10:01 am

This clip is from our last day at Fork Union Military Academy. Classic Leon!
https://youtu.be/vTytRPpf9BM

Condolence from Stephanie Doswell on June 25th, 2015 10:30 am

Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Trey and Leon’s family.

Condolence from Anna Sanders on June 25th, 2015 12:04 pm

Nicole & Trey-

We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know how we can help you.. In any way.

We love and miss you both.

Brian, Anna, & Luke

Condolence from suzette caldeira on June 25th, 2015 12:38 pm

Thinking of you all with deep sorrow. Sending hugs, prayers and love.

Condolence from Cindy and Ed Wilkins on June 25th, 2015 2:40 pm

Nicole, Trey, Connie, and all the rest of the family members:

We were so sorry to hear about Leon. God must have had a special purpose for taking him away at this early time in his life. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Trust in HIM who takes care of all things . Love and prayers.

Condolence from Andrew & Sheri Raynor on June 25th, 2015 5:15 pm

Connie, Rossie, & Family,
May the PEACE that passes ALL understanding be yours NOW, and in days ahead as Holy Spirit comforts and guides!

Andrew & Sheri Raynor
Raynor Ministries

Condolence from Staci and Carter Edwards on June 26th, 2015 6:57 am

We were so sad to hear about the passing of Leon. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Mona Walters on June 26th, 2015 10:47 am

To all the family- So sad & sorry for your loss-Our thoughts & prayers are with you all-

Condolence from Cecilia Foster on June 26th, 2015 2:59 pm

Leon will be missed by all who knew him.The biggest smile , biggest hugs and big heart will go on in everyones memory. So sorry for the pain and loss his family is going thru. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Diane Brown on June 26th, 2015 6:39 pm

Love. There is no greater emotion. I know how much Leon loved his family and friends. My heart is filled with sorrow for what you are going thru at this time. Hang on to the happy memories and share them. His smile lives on forever in your hearts. God bless and know you are loved.

Condolence from Jodi Howard on June 27th, 2015 8:10 am

Trey,
There are no words that can express my sorrow for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

Condolence from John Taxiarchis on June 27th, 2015 8:23 am

Very shocked and saddened to hear of Leon’s passing this morning. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. I had the distinct pleasure of being Leon’s Buxton Brother at FUMA (me being from Maine) and played lacrosse with him as well. Simply put, he was one of the best people to have ever set foot on this earth. He will be truly missed and the world a lesser place without him.

Big love, Leon. Rest in peace. God’s speed.

Condolence from Deanna McDaniel on June 27th, 2015 11:56 am

So, so very sorry for your loss. The memory of his sunny disposition and welcoming smile will live on in our hearts.

God bless you all.

Condolence from Michael Donahue on June 27th, 2015 2:16 pm

So sorry to hear Leon passed away, I had him in class and was one of his football coaches, he was such a fun loving enjoyable young man. God be with you.

Condolence from Amy Rogers and Eileen Miller on June 28th, 2015 6:01 pm

My mom and our family send our condolences to your family. I had not seen Leon in many years but always had a special place in my heart. He was like a brother to me growing up and words can’t express my feelings. We live in Asheville NC now or we would’ve been there.
With all our love, The Miller Family

Condolence from Lori Jennette Jonkers on June 29th, 2015 9:07 am

Herrald and I are so sad to hear Leon has moved on. I know the memorial service was so special and meaningful. I’m sorry we could not attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Love you, Lori

Condolence from John Swift on June 29th, 2015 11:45 am

My sincere condolences go out to Leon’s family. Like so many others, Leon and I attended FUMA together. I have nothing but fond memories of Leon and will always remember his laughter. Godspeed, Leon. You will be missed by many.

Condolence from Beth Campbell on July 21st, 2015 11:40 am

Rossi & LeAnne I am so sorry to here of Little Leons passing! Thoughts and prayers for you both and your families! Always remember his smile and his laid back ways.

Condolence from Jerry Kelley on July 30th, 2015 4:31 pm

I just learned of Leon’s passing today,7/30/15.
I think he was the Kellogg’s delivery driver that brought me a load lumber to Ocracoke two years ago to build a shed for my daughter .He went out of his way to help this 70 year old move heavy plywood to the site where the truck could not fit. He was a very nice fellow,and I’m sure he will be missed by many. Jerry Kelley,Lancaster,Pa.

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