Leigh P. Thomas, age 38, passed away on Tuesday March 26th, 2019, at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Leigh was born on July 31st, 1980 in Woodstock, Virginia.
Leigh graduated from Central High School in Woodstock, Virginia in 1999. He always had a passion and great talent with art and truly enjoyed creating things. He loved all kinds of music and playing the guitar, even creating a band with his childhood friends. He was a huge fan of all motor sports, and had too many favorite drivers to list. He attended many memorable races with his father Kenneth. Some of his other favorite sports teams were:- The Minnesota Twins (baseball), The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (football), The Washington Capitals (hockey), The Chelsea Football Club (soccer).
But more important than his interests, is that he used them to connect with many people all over the world. He truly has an international online family, with his friends on F1FansForever and The Chive. People he never met in person, helped him through many difficult times, and he also helped them in many different ways also. He cared so deeply for all of his long time friends since childhood. He talked to everyone and could turn strangers into friends like it was nothing. His open and silly personality brought joy to so many and so much laughter. He truly was a shining light that will live on in so many people's hearts and the great memories he has given them.
His most important gift to this world was giving life to his eldest daughter, Calissa Steward, twice. And ensuring her mother, and his intended wife Kristina Steward, forever peace of mind.
He leaves behind in his home in Florida:-
Kristina Steward, his long time fiancé, intended wife and mother of their daughter, Calissa Steward age 17. He also leaves behind their family's greatly loved fur babies. Appa (his boy that gave him so much joy as his first ever dog), and Kaa-iya ( his daddy's little girl who he instantly fell in love with, even though he swore he never wanted a bird). And his just recently passed Akuma ( their first family pet, his rabbit that was more like a dog, running the house and watching out the windows, lived to the grand old age of 10).
He leaves behind family in Virginia:-
His daughter Sasha Thomas and her brother Michael Thomas.
His father Kenneth Thomas and his wife Faye.
His mother Penny Jennings and her husband Wayne.
His grandmother Colleen Thomas.
His cousin Erynn Langhans and her husband John, as well as their 2 sons Thomas and Jack.
Her mother, and already his mother in their hearts, Jamie.
Her sister Amanda and her husband John.
Her sister Kayleigh.
His small, private, viewing service will be held on Thursday, April 4th at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
A memorial service in Virginia will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family Kristina and Calissa Steward.
You're already so incredibly missed, Leigh. You were such a wonderful person, and always such a joy to talk to. Your love for your family was so apparent and my heart breaks for their loss. I'm going to miss getting updates about your Zelda tattoos, and helping you decide which Zelda item you need to buy next. Thank you for always being so kind and making everyone around you smile. Rest in peace, buddy.
Rochelle PotterWinchester, VA
Leigh was my good friend even though we never met face to face. We shared our time with each other which, to me, is priceless. He will be truly missed. He was there for me when I lost my beloved wife and we were there for each other to rejoice in the many Joy's life has to offer. As a widower, I would encourage anyone reading this to hug your loved ones! Treat every day as a gift from our heavenly father.
Tim KlobnockCoopersville, MI
Leigh you will be missed. I'm sorry we didn't get to spend more time together. Don't worry I'll take care of our girls.
Jamie CottonStanardsville, VA
Dear Faye and Ken, We are very very sorry for your loss. We will pray for you -- may God bless you.
Framces amd Fred Wilkerson, Sr.Verpma, VA
Smiling down from above...until we meet again...God be with his family and love ones as they go thru this difficult time.
Always Don n Barbara Gallagher-Moore
Don & Barbara Gallagher -MooreMesa, AZ
Ken, we are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Guilliams FamilyKeezletown, VA
I'm so sorry to here about leigh I worked with him at jim stutzman chev Cadillac I really liked him a lot prayer to the family you have my sincere condolences god bless
Glenda CombsWincester, VA
For 38 years you shared your life with me.....I remember the good times together …. Leigh, I love you and miss you
Kenneth ThomasKeezletown, VA
Leigh was an essential part of our FBC youth group in Woodstock. He was loyal to and proud of all his friends. He was also the hilarious jokester, that would lift your spirits and make you smile. we all looked forward to seeing him each and every week. He never cared about how popular you were or what clique you were in, he was a friend to whoever needed one and that truly made him better than all of us. I can’t stop reminiscing throughout the week of the fun times we all had. He is greatly missed and mourned. May he rest in everlasting peace.
Tifany Galambos TheriaultWoodbridge, VA
My heart is heavy. You were a good friend and human being. May God always watch over your family and keep them safe. I will miss you. Say hello to Mikey for me!
Sarah (Coverstone) WalkerWoodstock, VA
Hugs and Prayers to all!
Bonnie PainterEdinburg, VA
Missing you forever....
Kristina StewardGulf Breeze, FL