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In Loving Memory

August 14, 1947 – June 5, 2018


Daphne, AL

Sharlene Leonard Madonia, 70, of Daphne and Birmingham, AL went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2018.  She was born on August 14, 1947 to the late John and Lois Leonard of Birmingham, AL. She graduated from John Carroll High School. After graduation, she went to work at Bellsouth Corporation. She was very intelligent, and extremely dedicated to her career. She quickly climbed the corporate ladder and had 29 successful years in the workforce. She truly adored her family, son, granddaughters, nieces and nephews. In the last 20 years she was affectionately known as “Nonnie,” a title given to her by her first granddaughter. Sharlene loved Jesus, music, crafts, sewing, painting, socializing and the beach.

She was preceded in passing by her father, mother, three siblings, Jerry Leonard, Mike Leonard and Tish Barnett.

Sharlene is survived by her son, Larry Keel Jr. (Michelle); two granddaughters, Brayden and Hannah; two sisters, Mary Levey (Bill) and Deb Rankin (Rick) and loved by many nieces and nephews. Although she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her, she is celebrating with Jesus, and her family, while she most gracefully dances with her father, John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 711 College Avenue, Daphne, AL, 36526. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Belforest Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the 3Circle Church Hope Center, 10274 St. Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL, 36532. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.