Kevin Leigh

kevin leigh

December 18, 1971 ~ June 19, 2017

Kevin Lavell Leigh December 18, 1971- June 19, 2017 “O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come” Psalms 65:2 KJV “I know that when this earthly house is decayed, I have another building not made by man, but eternal in heaven.” God grants to every man two things: a birth and a life then He makes the final call. Kevin Lavell Leigh was born to Martha Lawson and Milton Leigh on December 18, 1971. He received his primary education from the Memphis Public School System. Kevin accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 2012 through water baptism and was a member of The Cathedral of God Holy Word Temple of Memphis, Tennessee. Kevin embraced a strong faith and continued to believe and trust in the power of the Lord. In 2010, Kevin met his best friend and love of his life, Katricia Henderson. They were united in holy matrimony on January 23, 2012. Kevin quickly embraced being a husband and shared unconditional love, walking in the example of loving his wife like Christ loved the Church. Sharing a deep relationship, in 2013, Kevin and Katricia relocated from Memphis Tennessee to Milwaukee Wisconsin in search of new opportunities to enrich their lives. Kevin and Katricia found comfort in the state of Wisconsin, the home of Kevin’s beloved Green Bay Packers. Being a proud and devoted stepfather, Kevin was a positive influence who often shared advice and encouraged Ashley, Alexus and Keeland to be the best that they could be and to choose their friends wisely. He was a natural born leader, not only as head of his family, but he could also be found inspiring and motivating other people. His quiet example of faith in the Lord and encouragement has been an inspiration to those who knew him deeply. Kevin was a great cook and would readily whip up dinner with the ease and comfort of a master chef. He loved grilling, chilling and joking with the guys while enjoying great barbeque dinners. Kevin openly shared his opinion and did not shy away for bringing correction or engaging in vigorous debate; however, he was clear when he was done talking. An avid Packer fan, Kevin enjoyed watching, talking, eating, and sleeping all things Packers. Attending a Packer game at the famed Lambeau Field was a highlight of his life and despite the frigid temperature on the day of the game, he never really complained. While Kevin may have appeared stern to those who did not know him, it would not take long to realize he had a great sense of humor and would often create a laughing frenzy with his witty comments or funny sayings. He found relaxation in watching movies, especially comedies, and his hearty laugh would often fill the room. In his leisure, in addition to being a diehard Packer fan, Kevin enjoyed watching both football and basketball games with a special interest in following the Memphis Grizzlies. Kevin was a fighter until the end, choosing rather to focus on living each day to the fullest and encouraging us to do the same. To mourn his passing, yet celebrate in his homegoing, Kevin leaves behind to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife of 5 years, Katricia; four stepchildren, Keante Campbell of Houston, TX, Ashley, Alexus, and Keeland of Milwaukee, WI. His mother, Martha Lawson, one brother: Antonio Lawson , two sisters: LaTonya Leigh (John Clark) and Linda Leigh all of Memphis; mother-in-law: Margaret Henderson of Houston, TX, father-in law: Larry Henderson (Donna Renay) of Oconomowoc, WI, two brother-in-laws: Larry J. Paris Henderson of Houston and Larrelle Taris Henderson (Shay) of Milwaukee, one sister-in-law: Kakia Brock of Houston, TX, special Godson: Laron (King) McKee, a special nephew: DeAngelo (DJ) Oliver, and a hosts of nieces and nephews and many other family and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his father Milton Leigh, his grandfather Lonzo Lawson, and a special cousin, David Turner. The family would like to thank the great doctors, nurses and other caregivers from both Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as the University of Chicago Hospital. We appreciate the service, wisdom, compassion and expertise you provided throughout Kevin’s battle. All services entrusted to: Paradise Memorial Funeral Home 7625 W. Appleton Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53222 Phone: 414-461-8000

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