James “Jimmy” Leonard was taken too soon on 06/22/17. In his 46 years he touched so many with his infectious smile and grand personalized greetings. He loved everyone he knew and always had a warm hello for those he didn’t. A constant companion to his dad, they would make their rounds to favorite spots and farms. When dad passed he continued his routine with “the best mother in the world.” He loved spending time with his family doing his favorite things like hanging at the beach or by the pool, watching airplanes, going to church, Bottos Market, taking walks, pictures or rides to tunnels or bridges. His family extended to his friends at Lifestyles school, Dream Park Riding and Trinity Methodist Church. His twinkling eyes, kind soul and unending joy will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
James was pre-deceased by his father, James Leonard Jr.,and is survived by mother, Dianne Whitaker, sisters, Barbara (Steve) Ridinger, Dee (Josh) Hackett, and nieces and nephews, Jamie Hackett, Joshua Hackett, Rachel Petrille, Stephanie Petrille, Kristopher Hackett, Daniel Petrille, Brooke Ridinger and Jillian Ridinger and many aunts and uncles.
Come celebrate 46 great years Wednesday 6-8 PM at Trinity U-M Church, Cedar Road, Mullica Hill or Thursday from 10-11 AM. Service at the church 11 Am. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro.
Donations in memory of Jimmy can be made to: The above named church, Lifestyle Supports, 646A Delsea Dr., Sewell, 08080 or Therapeutic Riding, 172 CR 537 East, Colts Neck 07722 will be appreciated.