AUGUST 14, 1955 ~ JANUARY 22, 2018 (AGE 62)
Leon Hussey was born August 14, 195 in Fayette County, Tennessee to the late James and Gracie Coleman Hussey. He was a twin and the sixth of nine siblings. Two brothers preceded him in death; James Hussey, Jr. and Charley Hussey.
His funeral service was held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Sims Chapel MB Church in Michigan City, MS with Pastor Elvis White in charge. Burial was in the Church Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com was in charge of the professional service.
Leon confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Sims Chapel Church under the leadership of the Late Elder Adam Gholson. His love for God was exemplified by his life. Quiet by nature and generous, always giving of himself extending a helping hand or words of encouragement in his own unique way.
Leon was a 1975 graduate of Fayette-Ware High School in Somerville, TN. He was a farmer and many enjoyed a bounty of watermelons, peas and greens that he raised and shared with everyone. Basketball was his favorite pastime. He enjoyed watching it on TV and was an avid participant on the court in his younger days with his friends.
Leon made his transition from this life on January 22, 2018 at approximately 1:55 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East, Memphis, TN.
Leon will be missed but he leaves a legacy of memories to be cherished by his siblings: His twin Leo Hussey of Grand Junction, TN; brothers, Willie and Rickey Hussey of Memphis, TN; sisters, Helen (Johnny) Murrell, Beverly Hussey (with whom he lived) of LaGrange, TN and Gloria (Carl) Brown of Somerville, TN, and his God sister Evangelist Lucille Emery of Grand Junction, TN.
Leon also leaves many nieces and nephews including Quarry Hussey whom he lovingly cared for. Aunts: Emma Fason and Allie Morrow of Memphis, TN, Ethel Wallace and Vera Turner of St. Louis, MO, Virginia Hussey and Louise Coleman along with special friends; Royland Peeler, Edward Anderson, Alvin Dillard, Ernest Peeler, Sammie Lee Carr and Lois Allen; many cousins and friends will miss him as well.