OBITUARY

Jayson Steven Leonard

February 24, 1975May 11, 2019

LEONARD, Jayson Steven, known by many as “Jay Jay,” age 44, went to see his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2019. He died at Morton Plant Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 24, 1975. He leaves behind his loving wife, Nora, his two beautiful children, Alexander and Olivia. He is also survived by his devoted parents, Steve and Becky Leonard, his sister and brother in-law, Mary and Doug Ringley, nephews Thomas and Mason, also his father-in-law, Thomas Leane, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Luke and Mairead Vaughan, and nephew and niece, Peter and Elle. He will also be missed by beloved aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends. He graduated from Richmond Senior High School, attended Ball State University, graduated from the Massage School of St. Petersburg, was a licensed Florida State realtor, Member of Toastmasters, and licensed Community Association Manager. He worked with his father as partner of Alliance Property Management/Maintenance Solutions. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, with a Celebration of Life to be held immediately following the service in Morack Hall. Memorial Contributions can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to assist programs that help those in need. Address: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. Largo, FL 33770. ~His sense of humor and fun, loving attitude will be missed by those that knew him.~

  • FAMILY

  • Steve Leonard, Father
  • Becky Leonard, Mother
  • Nora Leonard, Wife
  • Alexander and Olivia, Children
  • Mary (Doug) Ringley, Sister
  • Thomas and Mason, Nephews
  • Thomas Leane, Father-in-law
  • Luke Vaughan, Brother-in-law
  • Mairead Vaughan, Sister-in-law
  • Peter and Elle, Nephew and Niece
  • Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends
  • DONATIONS

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Services

  • Memorial Service

Memories

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Victoria Flores-Carlson

May 15, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Jayson’s family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Jayson over 8 years in our yoga group. We had the opportunity to work on many projects and programs together. There was always a comfort and security whenever he was around. He was so kind, gentle, witty, loyal, willing; he gave 100% in everything he did. He was an amazing Yogi; it came to him with such ease and grace. He was a dear friend and I, along with his other Yoga comrades, will truly miss him.

Sincerely,
Victoria

Erin (Bottorff) Kirchhofer

May 14, 2019

Jayson, I will always remember long talks on the phone, road trips in the blue car, and & wondering if you would be ungrounded so we could go do it all over again. You were there for me through some of the worst, and all of the best times. The reality is that it's been 25 years, but in my heart time stopped. If I were to see you tomorrow, I figured we would just pick up where things left off. I pray that your family is at peace, or that they find peace in the days to come. I will always remember you as my best friend, even if it was just for a short time. Until we meet again brother.

Richard & Barbara LeBlanc

May 14, 2019

We got to know Jayson when he helped us find a condo to buy in Madeira Beach. We are from St. John's, Newfoundland Canada and Jayson was always so helpful to us. He assisted us with significant renovations to our Florida home and did so with such care and ability. He was a true friend of ours and we have always admired him. He truly loved his family and always spoke with such pride of his children. His passing is truly a shock for us but we know it must be harder for all of Jayson's family. Please know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Chris Jett

May 14, 2019

I will always remember him with the most infectious smile. We would listen to music and just have fun. Rest easy brother.

Craig Stevens

May 13, 2019

What a great teammate and fun soul he was. His smile and laugh were contagious. Boom Chiquita....go go bananas!

Ben Symons

May 13, 2019

Jayson was a great teammate and an unforgettable personality. He will be missed. Go bananas Leo!

Peter Vaughan

May 13, 2019

Jayson was always nice to me. I knew he cared about me.

Peter Vaughan
10 years old

Luke Vaughan

May 13, 2019

I will really miss Jayson very much as he had that kind of personality that you enjoyed being around. We've done many things with the families throughout the years and we had a memorable trip to Ireland back in 2006. Jayson seemed to really love nature, the outdoors and doing projects with his hands. I'm very touched and feel special that i was able to meet him and spend what time we had together. I have no doubt that his spirit will be present in my life, and in the lives' of his family and children for a long time to come.

Peace be with you brother! You will not be forgotten...
LUKE

Stasia Veramallay-Hodges

May 13, 2019

Jayson will always be one of my first male school friends. We were four. He was always kind and enjoyed laughing and being silly with me. Many hugs to you all.

Kate Schiferl Hollcraft

May 13, 2019

It’s hard to find words that will give you peace from such a devastating loss. Whether it was our time in elementary school together, or later in our childhoods, Jayson was one of the kindest souls I knew. His smile and sweet soul lit up a room.

May you find comfort in your memories of him. Sending love and light to Jayson’s entire family.

Peace and love,
Katie (Schiferl) Hollcraft

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

LEONARD, Jayson Steven, known by many as “Jay Jay,” age 44, went to see his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2019. He died at Morton Plant Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 24, 1975. He leaves behind his loving wife, Nora, his two beautiful children, Alexander and Olivia. He is also survived by his devoted parents, Steve and Becky Leonard, his sister and brother in-law, Mary and Doug Ringley, nephews Thomas and Mason, also his father-in-law, Thomas Leane, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Luke and Mairead Vaughan, and nephew and niece, Peter and Elle. He will also be missed by beloved aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends. He graduated from Richmond Senior High School, attended Ball State University, graduated from the Massage School of St. Petersburg, was a licensed Florida State realtor, Member of Toastmasters, and licensed Community Association Manager. He worked with his father as partner of Alliance Property Management/Maintenance Solutions. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, with a Celebration of Life to be held immediately following the service in Morack Hall. Memorial Contributions can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to assist programs that help those in need. Address: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. Largo, FL 33770. ~His sense of humor and fun, loving attitude will be missed by those that knew him.~