2016-07-14 / Obituaries


Barbara Jean Leonard, 77, of Grove Hill passed away July 12, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 30, 1939 to Fred and Mary Allen. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. She had been employed as a school bus driver with the Clarke County Board of Education.

Survivors include her children, Mary Jane Williams, Fulton, Anna Mae Leonard Overton, Plant City, Fla., Thomas Allen Leonard II, Daytona, Fla.; brother, Charles (Ilsa) Allen, Michigan; grandson, Raymond Lee (Sandy) Overton, Grove Hill; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Taylor Marie Overton, Thomas Albert Overton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister, Mary Jane “Sister Cheryl” Allen and a grandson, Thomas Albert Overton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. For information call 855-653-2273 or email nkfcares@kidney.org.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Travis Burnett officiating. The family is especially grateful for the care given by the staff of AserCare Hospice and Jackson Medical Center.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct. 





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