×

Kilgroe Funeral Home

2219 - 2nd Ave North, Pell City, AL

OBITUARY

Ila Jolene Leadmon

March 17, 1963July 11, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Funeral service for Ila Jolene Grogan Leadmon will be at 3pm on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Kilgroe Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-3pm Thursday. Burial will be at Eastaboga Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ila is survived by her husband, Jeffrey L. Leadmon; children, Joel (Sarah) Graham, Joshua Leadmon, Jayme Leadmon; grandchildren, Grayson and Gavin Graham, Hazel Leadmon, and Harper Goodwin; brothers, Jay (Julie) Grogan, Ben (LeAnne) Grogan; sister, Amy (Kenny) Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Patricia Grogan and her daughter, Jessica Graham Goodwin.

Ila spent her life in the service of others. At work as a behavioral health specialist, she cared for special needs children and helped to identify education methods suited to their particular needs. At home, she cared for her four children; Joel, Jessica, Josh, and Jayme. Ila believed that learning was a lifelong commitment. In the Fall of 2016, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University with an emphasis in special education and behavioral training techniques. She was pursuing a master’s degree in academic counselor education. Ila’s home and heart were always open to a friend in need. She raised her children to believe that friends are family and love is our deepest reality. She wanted a big family ever since she was a little girl. She admittedly wouldn’t share her baby dolls with her sister, Amy. Ila loved true crime stories and mystery games. Brothers Jay and Ben benefited from her inquisitive nature each Christmas when she would always find the hiding spots for everyone's presents. Ila’s true spirit is light, warm, curious, and joyful. She was a creator and knew love deeply. Ila’s greatest joy in this life was time spent with her grandchildren; Grayson, Hazel, Harper, and Gavin. With them, she was finally ready to share some toys. As we send Ila home to her Father, parents, and daughter, think of her fondly and know that she is at peace.

Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct the service

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

Memories

Ila Jolene Leadmon

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Rae Clayton

July 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Ila. I absolutely loved her and her family. We all grew up together in church and school. Ila was a wonderful friend and I can still remember her laughter. I pray that your family is comforted with the peace that Ila is in heaven with her family and friends. God bless all of you.

With deepest sympathy,
Rae, Lea and Joy Clayton

Paula Whisnant

July 13, 2020

You were one of my very best friends in school..so glad we reconnected on FB! We went through so much..young drama..boys..spending the night..and I'll never forget watching wrestling..boy your brothers loved it..I'm so sorry for all the loss you had the past couple of years..You were a very special, loving person and you will be missed...RIP my friend!!😪❤

Teresa Carden

July 12, 2020

I don't have a specific memory but many of times I was with Ila and she always smiled and laughed. Ready to spring into some fun action.. Praying for her family at this time and days to come.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Leadmon name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM