Leonard E. Sivells

Sunrise: July 14, 1969

Sunset: October 27, 2019

During the morning of October 27, 2019, Leonard Eugene Sivells slipped away quietly at home to rest in eternal peace.  He was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and was born on June 14, 1969 to the late Larenda Sivells.

Leonard graduated in 1987 from I.C. Norcom High School, in Portsmouth, Virginia and did further study at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school as an Ammunition and Administration  Specialist.  When he transitioned to civilian life, he continued his government service by working for the Commissary in Sacramento, California.  Once he returned to the East Coast, he found employment at Western Branch Medals, Volunteered with the Tim Reid Celebrity Weekend, Verizon Wireless, and was currently working at Cox Communications as a Tier I Support Representative.

Anyone who knew Leonard knows he had a love for all types of music.  He had a passion for composing and producing music as well.  For several years, he was an organist for Saint Damascus Outreach Ministry.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who did anything to make his family happy. He enjoyed being around children and couldn’t resist an opportunity to make them laugh.   Leonard had a wealth of knowledge and could talk to anyone about any topic.

Leonard was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Sivells.  He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife of 19 years, Trina Davis-Sivells; two daughters, Benita Sivells of Portsmouth, VA and Asia Sivells, of Portsmouth, VA; two sons, Christopher K. Sivells (Jessica) of Seattle, WA and André Sivells, of Portsmouth, VA; one granddaughter, London Sivells; four sisters-in law; two brothers-in-law, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Thursday, October 31, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, November 1, 2019 11:00am Father and Son Holy Spirit Church of Grace 1615 Wood Avenue Chesapeake, VA 23325 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Kathy Davis says

    Lenny was such a wonderful mister of music ? He will be greatly missed. I send prayers to his family.
    Sincerely, Vernard & Kathy Davis

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    Michelle says

    I didn’t know Leonard, but I’m a fellow Cox employee and I saw the notice that he had passed away. I pray for comfort and healing for his family and that God would fill you with his love during this difficult time.

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    Rev.Margaret M Pittman /pastor says

    Leonard was the first musician at Miracle of Faith Praise & Worship Center ,Gates .NC .He was always respectful ,and loved the Lord and music. I was saddened when i heard He had passed. i pray that you have comfort and peace. In deepest Sympathy.

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      Leah Ricks says

      I graduated with Leonard. He was such a nice person. Sending my prayers and condolences to his family.

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    Robert chaka Gant says

    No words can express my hurt right now. I love you bro, I will forever cherish our friendship, music, memories we made and the conversations we shared! I love you bro… Trina and the entire family i send my prayers for comfort and understanding, I will always be here love you dearly…

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      Andre Sivells says

      Hey dad…. I just want to say thanks for being here…. I wish you were still here. I love you so much…. Goodbye, Dad. Sorry for saying something so late…..

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    Pamela Stevenson-Kirby says

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear cousin Leonard. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our adorable cousin. May God and the love of family and friends comfort the Sivells family during this difficult time, our most heartfelt condolences.

    Twin cousins Pennie & Pamela Stevenson

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