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John Arthur Leigh

SoVaNow.com / July 23, 2020

John Arthur Leigh, 75, of Crystal Hill, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 18, 1945, son of the late James Monroe Leigh and Bertha Crews Lewis. He was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church and for many years resided in Landover, Md., and was a retired employee of Preston Freight Trucking Company.

Mr. Leigh is survived by four sons, Andrea Leigh of Charlotte, N.C., Trai, Troy and Alfred Williams, all of Landover, Md., one daughter, LaSalle Leigh of LaPlata, Md., five grandchildren; six sisters, Myrtle and Susan Leigh and Carolyn Lassiter, all of Clinton, Md., Julian Leigh of Suitland, Md., Mary Leigh of Alexandria, Rebecca Smith of Overland Park, Kansas and Joyce El of Washington, DC; five brothers, Thomas Leigh (Charlotte) of Clinton, Md., Willis Leigh of Ft. Washington, Md., Harold Leigh of Crystal Hill, Fredrick Leigh (Carolyn) of Catonsville, Md., and Lawrence Leigh (Sonya) of Jacksonville, Fla., and a host of other relatives and friends, including the devoted Paulette Williams of Landover, Md.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Bailey, five sisters, Sarah Mallory, Lillie Mae Wimbush, Dorothy Harris, Grace Judkins and Linda Faye Leigh.

A funeral will be held Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel, Halifax, with Rev. Louis S. Leigh officiating. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral home, 2000 North Main Street.

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