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John Henry Leggs

John Henry Leggs, Sr. was born July 4, 1946 to the late Mabel Leggs and Dan Stevenson in Nashville, Tennessee.
John was a 1969 graduate of Cameron High School where he met and fell deeply in love with the beautiful Judy Leggs (née Bell). John and Judy were married on December 29, 1970. To this holy union, two sons, John Henry, Jr. and Jonathan, Sr., were born.
Brother Leggs was baptized at Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and custodian for many years. He was a faithful and beloved member of the congregation until the very end.
John, Sr. had many titles: Husband, Father, Uncle, Granddaddy, brother, and friend. He devoted ­­28 years of service at Royal Crown Bottling Company. He was a kind, hardworking man with a story to tell for any occasion. He never knew a stranger and loved tinkering in his basement workshop. To know him was to love him. He exemplified what it means to be a soldier for the Lord, and his dedication to studying and spreading God’s word was truly inspiring.

John leaves in loving memory his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy; two sons, John Henry, Jr. (Monette) and Jonathan, Sr. (Trina); his nephew/son, Christopher; niece/daughter, Rhonda; his grandchildren, Qua’onna, Jonathan, Jr., Asha (mother, Trikinya), Ebony, Samuel, Rontez, Alexus, and Mario; one great-granddaughter, Royah’ti; brother-in-law, Alvin (Deborah), sister-in-law, Clarissa; and other relatives, friends, and devoted family at Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ. Visitation Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10-11 with funeral to follow at funeral home.


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Our hearts are saddened for the loss of our beloved brother John. To our Cousin Judy we love you dearly and pray that God will keep you and comfort you during the time of bereavement and forevermore. Know that we are with and your family.

The entire Elliott Family

Larry & Marline Elliott Nov 27 2021 7:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Brenda Carothers and family Nov 27 2021 1:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Valley Mathis Nov 27 2021 8:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Shawn Howard Nov 27 2021 8:34 AM

Prayers and condolences to Judy and the family. He knows your pain and will be there to get you through your darkest hours.

Cassandra White-rucker Nov 27 2021 7:42 AM

To the family of John Leggs it deeply saddens me to know that Bro. John Leggs has passed from this earth. But I rejoice in knowing that he was a faithful Christian til the end of this life! Love goes out to the entire family.

John,Regina ,and John Luke Campbell

John L. Campbell III Nov 27 2021 6:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Brooklyn Barnett Nov 26 2021 10:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Kathern Rhyne Nov 26 2021 9:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

Monette Leggs Nov 26 2021 9:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Leggs

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