Chancellor Funeral Home
NA due to Covid-19 restrictions
Private family service at Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence, 5PM, Monday, May 4, 2020.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 1, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. Sergeant First Class (SFC) (Ret). age 56, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1/185th Aviation and worked as a full-time employee of the MSARNG at the AASF No. 1, Jackson and ultimately retiring as a Unit Readiness NCO with HHC 185 AV Gp in 2011 has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Since retirement Shaun had been working with the Logistics Division of MEMA and currently supporting all the various recent tornadoes, storms and Covid-19.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels. May God continue to look over you and your family. “Stand At Rest Soldier”
Keep SFC Shaun Leonard, his wife Roni and his family in your prayers during their time of loss of a husband and father.
Shaun was born on November 13, 1963 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Murrah High School and joined the MS Army National Guard retiring on December 1, 2011 from active duty with 30 years of service as SFC Readiness NCO for HHC, 185th Aviation Group, Raymond Road Armory, Jackson, MS. Shaun was a veteran who served in Iraq 2003-2004 and was privileged to enjoy a second career working for the MS Emergency Management Agency in property, purchasing and fleet management. He was honored to be working alongside his esteemed colleagues in Support Services to handle the logistics of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Veronica Lynn Leonard, their children, daughter Victoria Nikole Cable (William), son Zachary Mikel Leonard (Allie), and daughter Zoey Lynn Leonard; grandchildren Delilah and Dyvynia, Carter, Oliver Mikel, and Abigail Nikole; his beloved Daddy, Tim Leonard, sister Kim Leonard of Memphis, TN, brother Todd Leonard (Melissa) and their children Jones, Jack and Emma of Southaven, MS.
He was predeceased by his mother, Johnel Mary “Sam” Leonard, his maternal grandparents, John and Mae Kimbrell, and uncle, Jerry Kimbrell.