Leona E. Bevins, 64, of West Portsmouth, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at her residence.
Leona was born July 18, 1944, in Portsmouth, to the late James and Ethel Horsley Brown. She was a homemaker. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Bevins; four brothers, Jimmy, Abe, Lafe and Bill Brown; and five sisters, Bertha Stone, Senna Brown, Alice Savage, Mary Frances Lake and Addie Kebbler.
Leona is survived by two daughters, Leona Bevins and Mary (George) Brown, both of West Portsmouth; two sons, John (Angela) Bevins Jr. and Anthony (Teresa) Bevins of West Portsmouth; nephew (adopted son), Danny (Angie) Brown; four sisters, Mildred (Joseph) Lawhun of North Carolina, Betty (Edward) Pollard of West Portsmouth, Vicky Brown of North Carolina, and Nancy Waughtel of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Henry (Mary) Brown of West Portsmouth; nine grandchildren, Amanda, Shannon, Freddie, Deven, Carrie, James, Anna, Carol and Cody; and five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Colton, Clara, William Michael and Wessley.
Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating, and internment in McKendree Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the funeral hour on Monday.
The family wishes for donations to be made on their behalf in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.