In Loving Memory

Leigh Thompson

June 24, 1951 - July 8, 2024

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Friday Jul 12th  2:30 pm

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Leigh (Alva) Thompson, age 73, and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024.  Mrs. Thompson was a native of Dolomite, AL and was a graduate of Hueytown High School.  She had worked as a loving caregiver to many children both in her home and at Jubilee Baptist Church Daycare.  Leigh was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of Jubilee Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Jack and Audrey Lucille Reaves; daughter, Michelle Thompson; brothers, Jack and Gene Reaves; and a sister, Dorothy Reaves Goodson.

Leigh is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert. She is also survived by her children, Elizabeth (Jason) Todd of Lincoln, CA and her son, Jonathan Thompson of Daphne. Her grandchildren include Sara Todd Andersen of Sacramento, CA. Grey Todd of Santa Rosa, CA, Matthew Todd of Orlando, FL and Emma Todd of Lincoln, CA; and her great grandson, Levi Andersen of Sacramento, CA.

The family will receive friends at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, on Friday, July 12, 2024, beginning at 1:30PM, followed by her celebration of life service at 2:30PM.  The service will be livestreamed through the Hughes Funeral Home website beginning at 2:25PM on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting assistance with the expenses related to the funeral service and arrangements.  Gifts can be made to her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth  and Jason Todd.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne is assisting the family.

10 Comments

  1. Viki Woerner

    I’m so sorry, sweet Jonathan! Prayers for your family.

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  2. Bill and Deanna Cox, Jarrod and Carina Smith

    There was always a twinkle in her eye and a smile whenever she spoke of her family and caring for the children at Jubilee Baptist Church. Leigh’s sweet spirit will be missed. Our prayers are lifted and we offer our deepest sympathies to Robert, Elizabeth, Jonathan and their family during this difficult moment. Leigh is now at peace, free from suffering in the presence of God and Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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  3. Richard Gray

    I never met her but I do know she raised a great son in Jonathan. That’s what mothers do.

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  4. Pat Peevy

    Such a sweet, kind friend with a lovely smile. She will be missed. Bill& Pat Peevy

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  5. Darcy & Lisa Mcghee

    Robert and family- Leigh was just one of the sweetest ladies that we met! We always looked forward to seeing her and you both at Joes Pizza! May God hold you all in his arms and help you during this time.

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  6. Sylvia Ward

    I was blessed to call Ms. Leigh a friend and coworker for over 5 years. She loved every child she worked with, and enjoyed every minute of the time she spenton the children’s hall at JBC. She was so proud of her own children and grandkids. She spoke of them all the time. She also cherished her husband. She often talked about how hard Mr. Robert worked and how well he loved and took care of her. Although at times, she stubbornly swore she didn’t need all that fussing over. She was so kind and I’m grateful that all 3 of my children had the opportunity to be loved on by her. I’m sure Heaven is rejoicing but there are many hearts aching here on Earth.

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  7. Tony Shoemaker

    Leigh was a sweet & wonderful person, always smiling & always welcoming. She will be missed…

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  8. Kayley Hearn

    So many sweet things can be said about Mrs. Leigh, but I’ll start with my time with her in the childcare ministry at Jubilee. I met Mrs. Leigh when I also started serving in childcare 10 years ago. She LOVED what she did, She loved every child, and she was a faithful servant of the Lord. I wish I knew how many children were impacted by her kind words and smiling face every Sunday and Wednesday. She served until she physically couldn’t. I will miss her dearly, and I pray I continue serving and loving all God’s children for as long as she did. I’m thankful to have known her and for the time we spent together.

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  9. James Connor

    Robert and Family, I did not have the pleasure of spending much time with Leigh,. Knowing both Robert and Leigh from affair it was clear she was a faithful, loyal, help mate to Robert, family, friend’s and her church. God bless Leigh, her family and friend’s.

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  10. Louann Crumpton

    Leigh I know will be missed by her family and anyone she came in contact with. Robert, Elizabeth and Johnathon, please know my prayers will go with you throughout the coming days. God bless you my friends.

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