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Barbara Louise (Staley) Leonard

October 2, 1954 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Barbara Louise Staley Leonard was born October 2, 1954 in Lexington, NC she passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 25, 2022 in Winston Salem, NC surrounded by family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her lifelong partner in crime and husband Mark Vess, her Mother, Betty (Bessie) Staley and her granddaughter Sarah Hodges.

She is survived by Patricia Lockhart (sister) her husband Billy Lockhart, David Smith (Brother), Charlotte Greer (Mother-in-law), Deborah Vess (sister) her husband  Michael (Mickey) Felty, Matthew (Scooter) Vess (brother) his wife Kathleen Vess, John Hodges (son) his wife Leslie Hodges, Michael (Shane) Hodges (son) his wife Laura Walker, Scott Vess (son) his wife Juli Colt and Jonathan (Chris) Vess (son)

Grandchildren: Chase Hodges, Michael Hodges, Charles Hodges, Warren Walker, Zach Vess, Zoey Vess, Makayla Rogers and Sara Rogers.

Niece’s/Nephews: David Smith and wife Candace Smith, Monika Lambert, Kristen Lambert, Jessica Lambert, Mac Vess, Charles Vess and Lester Vess

A celebration of life will be held 12 PM Saturday, October 1, 2022 at her favorite fishing site along the river in York Hill, anyone wanting to attend is welcome please reach out to John, Shane, Leslie 813-381-8893 or Scott for details. 

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