OBITUARY

Michael Randy Leonard

March 31, 1959March 10, 2018
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Michael R. Leonard, 58, of Belleville, Illinois, born March 31, 1959, in El Paso, Texas, passed away, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Alton, Illinois. Mike was very active with the Special Olympics, participating in bowling, basketball, and track. He loved music, singing, and especially dancing. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh; that was more of a giggle. He enjoyed drawing and spending time with family. He was a loving brother, uncle, and friend, who will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah A. and Ruby M., nee Artis, Leonard, III; his grandparents, Elijah and Lillie Leonard, II and George and Sadie Artis; and his brother, Charles H. Leonard. Surviving to cherish his memory are his siblings, Elijah “Al” Leonard, IV, of Los Angeles, California and Jerilyn Leonard, of Shiloh, Illinois; his nieces and nephews, Nicole (J.D.) Garrett, Scott Leonard, Janel Leonard, and David Van Zummeren; an aunt, Hazel “Aunt Mickey” Shaw; an uncle, Ernest “Uncle Buddy” Leonard; a sister-in-law, Jamie (Pete) Nelson; his cousins, Arshur, Yvonne, Patricia, Jesse, Carolyn, Derrick, Bryan, Gladys, Ernest, Jr., Darlene, and Anthony; and many other relatives and friends. Memorials are appreciated to the Developmental Disability Services of the Metro-East or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Funeral: A Celebration of Life Fish Fry will be held at 5p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Orchards Golf Course in Belleville, Illinois.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah A. and Ruby M., nee Artis, Leonard, III; his grandparents, Elijah and Lillie Leonard, II and George and Sadie Artis; and his brother, Charles H. Leonard.

    Surviving to cherish his memory are his siblings, Elijah “Al” Leonard, IV, of Los Angeles, California and Jerilyn Leonard, of Shiloh, Illinois; his nieces and nephews, Nicole (J.D.) Garrett, Scott Leonard, Janel Leonard, and David Van Zummeren; an aunt, Hazel “Aunt Mickey” Shaw; an uncle, Ernest “Uncle Buddy” Leonard; a sister-in-law, Jamie (Pete) Nelson; his cousins, Arshur, Yvonne, Patricia, Jesse, Carolyn, Derrick, Bryan, Gladys, Ernest, Jr., Darlene, and Anthony; and many other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Fish Fry Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Michael Randy Leonard

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Patricia Oliver

March 14, 2018

Wow, what can I say, Micheal was my heart. Always had a smile on his face.. He was so much full of joy and happiness, I have never known him not to be without that smile. I will miss him dearly and he will always have a special place in my heart. Love you sweet pea, Rest in peace

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