It is with great sadness that we have to share the passing of Thomas E. Leonard (Tom), 63 years old of Jacksonville, Florida. He passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was born December 24, 1956 in Norfolk, VA. In 1983 Mr. Leonard married his true love, Michele Wood, in Jacksonville, Fl. He served in the United States Army and was a volunteer Fire Fighter for several years.
Thomas is preceded in death by his mother and father, Edward and Mary Leonard, and his two brothers, Edward Jr. and Timothy Leonard. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele, also an amazing father to Thomas J. Leonard (Jordan Long) and Jessica T. Leonard (Tristan M. Bennett). Grandfather to Ava Long, Calli Long and expecting a new granddaughter, Lakelynn Bennett. Son-in-law to John and Roberta Wood and a brother to 4 of his other surviving siblings, Teresa Meeks, Maureen Moore, Robert and James Leonard, also he was a loving brother in law. Thomas left behind many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. He was a friend to all and loved by many.
Thomas was a light in this world and now we need to continue shining his light by carrying it within our hearts. Please join us for a celebration of life at the Jacksonville National Cemetery on December 15, 2020 at 2:30pm. Family and friends will meet for procession at 1:30 pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL.
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