Learnon Leon Sr.
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Learnon Leon Sr.

Tallahassee - Learnon Leon, Sr. 65, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida on October 14, 1954, to the late Deacon Daniel, Sr. and IDella Leon. Learnon worked in the insurance industry. He was a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the Leon County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit.

Learnon accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Testerina Baptist Church until his death.

Learnon is survived by his children, Learnon, Jr., Makeda Leon, Mina Ford-Russell (Tyrone), and Daria Leon; sisters, Antoinette Leon, Kimberly Leon-Walker, and Sabrina Leon-Davis (deceased Walter); brothers, Ray Leon (Barbara), and Antonio Leon (Melissa); aunt, Edith Banks (Cordeia); uncles, Robert Leon and Hermon Banks; a host of loving nieces, nephew, other family, and friends. A special friend, Donna Anderson.

Graveside service will be 11 AM Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Clifford Hill Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 11 AM to 6 PM Friday, October 16, 2020 at Strong & Jones Funeral Home.






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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
17
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Clifford Hill Cemetery
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October 16, 2020
My prayers and condolences are with the Leon family. Your love one will surely be missed. May God strengthen you each moment. I remember him from school and church. Had a smile that lit up the world. Rest in Peace my friend!
Rena Watson Williams
Classmate
October 15, 2020
You now travel to that undiscovered country my brother, from which none of us returns. Travel light , and may you forever Rest In Peace.
Ricardo Scruggs
Friend
October 15, 2020
My first cousin Learnon was someone I truly looked up to. I guess you could say my hero. Once when I was only a toddler his mom, my god-mother, showed me some of his drawings. I was floored that he was such a great artist. Someone related to me could draw like that! At one point he worked in a department store as a salesman. I remember how smoothly he strode across the floor and communicated with customers. He was such a class act and Iwanted to follow suit. And he always made sure he looked his best when he stepped out. He was such a sharp dresser. Sometimes the little things people do stick with you for life. I remember he was the first man I'd ever seen comb his beard. Now every time I comb mine I think of him. And he was extremely smart about anything you wanted to talk about. I couldn't wait to go to college because of how proud he was of going to FAMU. I followed suit. My cousin had his health issues but you'd never know it looking at him. He looked like the epitome of a healthy person. I already miss my cousin but I am glad the pain of the last few months is no longer with him. He suffered horribly but now he has found rest home with the Lord and those who went before him. I will miss him. God rest his soul...my cousin...my hero.
Ric Leon
Family
October 15, 2020
To Leornons family, Our prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss.
Learnon was a dear friend. He will be sincerely missed.
Frank W. Williams
Friend
October 15, 2020
Sending condolences to my classmate Antoinette and family. I am so sorry for this loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you strength in the days ahead. Love you all.
Lynda Brimm-Forbes
Family
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