Michael “Kevin” Leonard

Michael “Kevin” Leonard was a native of Newport News and passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Riverside Hospital.  He graduated from Christopher Newport and was employed by the Newport News Public School System as a substitute teacher. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Gerrie Leonard, and brother, Keith Leonard.  He is survived by his wife of 21 years and the love of his life, Sally Leonard; sister, Danita Leonard; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Kevin was a very loving husband, proud son, and brother and was extremely family-oriented.  Although his journey on earth may have ended, his legacy continues through the lives he touched and the cherished memories held by those who knew him.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Smith Gary

    Kevin was one of my best friends in college. He was always happy and smiling and loved sports. I was fortunate enough to see Kevin and Sally a few years ago in Pigeon Forge and catch up. He will be missed by anyone that knew him.

  2. Joe Taylor

    Kevin was my cousin and the epitome of a “Gentle Giant”. One of the few guys who was as passionate about sports as I am, and always enjoyed hearing his take on any team or player. Very soft spoken and great to be around. Was able to visit him recently and his faith, strength, and attitude during his health struggles were inspiring. Prayers for Sally and Danita and their families.

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