Virginia Faye Lea Leggett

Published 11:30 am Friday, June 23, 2023

The funeral service for Virginia Faye Lea Leggett will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2023, at Riverwood Family with burial in Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Riverwood and will resume Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Leggett, 81, of Brookhaven, died June 22, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Wesson, MS, January 24, 1942, to Troy Major Lea and Helen Jackson Lea. She was a retired teachers’ assistant and bus driver for Enterprise Attendance Center, where she worked for over 25 years.

Mrs. Leggett loved shopping for purses, shoes, and wallets. She was an avid Elvis Memorabilia collector and an accomplished musician, playing piano and singing. She also enjoyed playing penny auction. She was a lovely person and leaves a lasting legacy for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jerry Leggett; her parents; and brother, Jackie Lea.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Robert Ladell “Dale” Leggett (Theresa); sister, Linda Moak (Ellis); three grandchildren, Niki Carnley (Donovon), Katy East (Sam), and Travis Leggett (Stevie Ann); eight great-grands, Zoe Carnley, Baylen Carnley, Liam Carnley, Rowynn Carnley, Gracie East, Tucker East, Eoin East, and Emmersyn Rose East, and Baby Boy Leggett soon to be born; as well as other loving family members and friends.

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