Jo Ann “Aunt JoJo” Crumpton Leonard, 72, of 1593 Olde Hunting Trail Danville, Va., went home in the arms of her Lord. She passed away at her residence Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Mrs. Leonard was born January 31, 1948 in Danville, VA to the late Joseph Crumpton and the late Catherine Crumpton. The first 21 years of her life, she lived in Yanceyville, NC, before marrying and moving to Danville, VA in 1976. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she served on several different committees contributing to helping others in need. Jo Ann was known for having a “Big Heart” and putting others first.
Mrs. Leonard worked at Dan River Mills for ten years prior to obtaining her LPN degree in 1985; then worked at Roman Eagle Nursing Home for thirteen years and retired from Dan River Prison Farm after seven years of service. She loved nursing and had a true passion for taking care of others.
On May 9, 1970 she married the love of her life and soul mate, David Neal Leonard. Mrs. Leonard is survived by her nieces and nephews who she loved as her own children. She was affectionally known to them as “Aunt JoJo”. Nieces: April Campbell and her husband Scott, Sandra Higdon and her husband W.T., Julie Spencer and her husband Greg; Nephews: Stevie Stevenson and his wife LeighAnn, Lee Crumpton and his wife Hill; Brother N Law, George “Pete” Stevenson, Sister N Law, Joan Crumpton and her great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Leonard was preceded by her brothers, Danny Lee Crumpton, Freddie Arnold Crumpton, and her sister Katie Sue Stevenson.
A celebration of her life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday January 24, 2021, at Hillcrest Baptist Church 4401 Westover Drive Danville VA 24541 with Rev. Bob Yeaman officiating: interment at Danville Memorial Gardens. Other times, the family will be receiving friends at the residence, 1593 Olde Hunting Trail Danville, VA 24540.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church 4401 Westover Drive Danville VA 24541 and Mount Cross Vol. Fire and Rescue, 4812 Mt. Cross Road, Danville, VA.