Mary H. Leggett

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

RICH SQUARE – Mary Harrington Leggett passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida, after a long illness.

Mary was a native of Northampton County where she lived most of her life. Mary was married to the love of her life Don Leggett for fifty years and to this marriage was born three sons. She had a deep passion for reading and spent most of her spare time doing just that. Mary enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren, wanting them to remember all of the good times they shared. She was a member of Rich Square Baptist Church which she loved dearly, serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Rebecca Johnson and Joseph Wheeler Harrington; one sister, Linda Harrington Johnson; and four brothers; Joe, Russell, Bobby and Wade Harrington.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Donald Leggett of the home; three sons, Donny Leggett and his wife, Wendy, of Raleigh, NC, Al Leggett and his wife, Brett, of Conway, NC, and Steve Leggett and his wife, Carol Lynn, of Emerald Isle, NC; two sisters, Agnes Jones of Clarksville, VA, and Carol Godwin and her husband, Larry, of Rich Square, NC; two brothers; Gerald Harrington and his wife, Irene, of Falls Church, VA, and Ben Harrington and his wife, Terry, of Clemons, NC; along with seven grandchildren, Allyson, Lee, Molly, Mary Caroline, Amanda, Ellie and Beth Leggett.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Rich Square Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery in Aulander.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, April 4, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Rich Square Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Rich Square Baptist Church, PO Box 589, Rich Square, NC 27869

Garrett –Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Leggett family and online condolences may be addressed to the family at