June G. Leggett
April 7, 1922 – May 25, 2018
Wilma June Gilbert Leggett, age 96, of Snellville, GA, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Belmont Village in Suwanee, GA.
June Gilbert was born in Alabama on April 7, 1922 and raised in Hiram, GA by her parents, Joseph & Leila Gilbert. She married James Leggett on her 18th birthday, 1940.
June and James, along with their eldest son, Gilbert, founded Leggett Motor Rebuilding Company in December 1962. She was a well-respected leader in the family automotive business for more than 45 years.
A devout Methodist, June was a member of Zoar UMC in Snellville, where she faithfully attended the Guiding Light Sunday School class. She shared her faith and testimony often with her family and friends, leading many prayers and blessings at family gatherings.
An avid sports fan, she could often be found rooting for her favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. Her love of sports extended from her time in high school playing basketball, a skill she passed down to her daughter, Denise, and granddaughter Jaime.
Her three biggest loves were her faith in Jesus, her family, and reading. She is predeceased by her husband, James Leggett; two of her sons, Bruce Leggett and Gilbert Leggett; and three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Leggett (Elizabeth Leggett) of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., daughter, Denise Leggett Kruppa (Ken Kruppa) of Cumming, GA, and daughter-in-law, Melanie Leggett of Snellville, GA.
She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer Leggett Wilson (Jeff Wilson) of Snellville, GA, April Leggett Shaffer (Rodney Shaffer) of Atlanta, GA, Jaime Kruppa Fisher (Lee Fisher) of Cumming, GA, LCDR Joseph Kruppa (Brittany Kruppa) of Virginia Beach, VA, Stephanie Leggett Reeves (Ryan Reeves) of Melbourne, FL, and Bethany Leggett of Saint Simons Island, GA.
She is further survived by seven great-grandchildren as well as her sister, Reba Smith of Lilburn, GA; brother, William Gilbert (Pat Gilbert) of Duluth, GA; and brother-in-law, Marion Austin of Powder Springs, GA.
A viewing is planned for Friday, June 1, from 5:00-7:00p and Saturday, June 2, at 2:00p. A celebration of life service will be Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. All will be held at Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Snellville, GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, 3895 Zoar Church Road, Snellville, GA.
- Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2018
June G. Leggett
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Wendell O. rakestraw
May 30, 2018
Family: My thoughts and prayers to each of you in the passing Ms June Leggett. I knew some of her family along with my late mother (Myrtice Croker Rakestraw) talking of her in Hiram and attending school with my mother. I know June was the last graduate of the 1939 class of Hiram H H S. May God bless and comfort each of you in your loss. Resp, Wendell O. Rakestraw, Centre, Al (Treas of Hiram HHS Alumni Assoc )