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Devin L. Leonard

March 9, 2010 – May 6, 2014

Devin Lee Leonard, age 4, of Trufant, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health-Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. The son of Valerie M. (Taylor) & Kevin Scott Leonard, he was born on March 9, 2010 in Grand Rapids.

Devin was happiest when he could enjoy the outdoors and delighted in time spent swimming, pontoon rides on the lake, and playing outside. He loved to walk in his walker and play with his toys… especially his drum set and bouncy balls.

Surviving are his parents, Kevin & Valerie Leonard of Trufant; four brothers, Nolan Taylor, Aidan Taylor, Joseph Natzel, and Hunter Leonard, all at home; his grandparents, Dave & Janet Leonard of Trufant, and Kevin & Diana Taylor of Clio; two great grandmothers, Geneva Leonard of Eagle, and Helen Taylor of Clio; aunts and uncles, Sarah & Denny Beckley of Flint, Brenda & Geoff Seaman of Williamston, Missy & Jarrod Kebler of Eagle, and Sheila & Tim Holcomb of Tennessee; and many great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

Memorial services are at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church, 9580 Howard City-Edmore Road (Highway M-46), Lakeview, with the Rev. Dr. Zane Abberger officiating. Envelopes for memorial contributions to assist the family will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Devin’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


Born: March 9, 2010
Death: May 6, 2014


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Friday May 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church
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  1. Anonymous on May 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Marsha Playter

    Devin I miss you so much buddy. You had the biggest smile and largest personality ever!! God has callen you home now baby boy and given you the most beautiful set of wings. Use them wings handsome boy and fly high fly with restraints now. I love you so much and you will forever remain close and dear to my heart. Till I see you again someday buddy I will always be thinkin of you.

    Posted by: Betty & Chuch Lammlien

    He was a sweet little boy, remember he’s where he can run and play not be on the floor rolling round all the time. I know you loved him and will miss him alot.Your in our prayers.
    Betty Lammlien

    Posted by: Marilyn Knoor

    He was a happy little guy, such an angel, sad he had such a short life here on earth with us. He’s in a better place now. He can walk. Marilyn

    Posted by: Heather VanderWal
    Valerie & Kevin,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Devin was precious and his smile lit up the world. I am praying for you and your family during this heartbreaking time.
    Love, Heather

    Posted by: Heather Keur

    Thank you for bringing such joy to our class. You are missed daily.

    Posted by: Karen Baird

    Dear Kevin, Val & boys, My first thoughts were what a beautiful child Devin was, you were blessed for the 4 years you had with him. My many thoughts and sympathy are with you all. Karen Baird

    Posted by: kevin , Diana & Nolan Taylor

    We will miss him

    Posted by: Julie & Denny Swain

    This is a promise from God. He knows we live in a heart breaking world. We have to go through hard times here for a short while, but we do not have to go through them alone. if we trust in the Lord, he will see us through. He will make it right. No matter what our hard times are. Thank you Jesus for Devin, he has glorified your name during his time with us. Love you Devin. Can’t wait to see you again! Baby Boy!

    VERSE 10 THRU 13.

    10:Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee: yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    11: Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
    12: Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
    13: For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

    Posted by: Grandma yoohoo

    We were Blessed by an Angel unaware.

    Posted by: Aunt Dope & Uncle Jack

    We will always remember you saying “Thank You” for your birthday card, I was amazed. We Love you.

    Posted by: Miss Diane
    Kevin and Val, I’m so sorry for this great loss. I will always remember how much fun Devin was to play with on my home visits. Remember how he loved to jump! As parents you knew how to bring out the best in him and it was apparent by his beautiful smile that he loved you both very much. My sincere condolences.

    Posted by: Phil
    To Kevin and family- I have been thinking of you all and will continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Posted by: Westside Baptist Church

    We have you and your family in our prayers. So sorry for the loss of Little Devin. We know he will be deeply missed.All our love Westside Baptist Church.

    Posted by: Richard & Ellen Dunaway

    We never got to meet little Devin but we will see him in heaven. God bless your family. Love Pastor Rick & Ellen Dunaway

    Posted by: john & norma schulein

    Posted by: Mary Russell
    So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Devin. Thank-you for letting us get to know him. Our prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Bev
    You will never be forgotten…I will miss seeing you walking in the school hallway & laughing with your peers. xoxo Playing with Jesus now!

    Posted by: Jenni Schafran
    We are praying for you and thinking of you daily. Sending our love to your family.

    Posted by: jennifer thomas (leonard)
    Roy and I are very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Devin is at peace now and that he will always be with you and watching over you all. Trust in God through this…it may not make alot of sense right now but God is with you. We are sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you.

    Posted by: Alyssa kebler
    Loe you dev you in a better place now love your cousin Alyssa

    Posted by: Kelley (Cramer) Hood

    Im so sorry just to let you know your in my prayers maybe he will meet my son cuz I know hes up there with your great-grandpa and his great uncle Vern take care u will see him one day again that is what I keep telling myself bout my son Timmy..god be with u Cousin Kelley

    Posted by: Troy and Robin Miller

    You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Devin was a joy to be around and will be missed deeply. If you guys need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. We are thinking of you and love you guys.

    Posted by: Melissa kebler

    Will miss your cute little you and will never forget you.. Aunt Missy loves you and I know you are happy in heaven and meeting your grandparents that you never got to meet..we will see you again some day :) watch over your brothers and keep them buddy

    Posted by: mom

    Devin I all ready miss you. I miss hearing your laugh, seeing your smile and having you throw your toys all over the house. I know one day I will see you again until then I will always love you and think about you. I just can’t wait to give you a hug again hugs and kisses

    Posted by: Dad

    Devin i love and miss you so are a very special boy,i will miss your laugh and playing with you. wish we had more time together. i know your in a better place now, where you can run and play.we will see each other again someday, until then i will always be thinking of you and miss you, your Daddy.

    Posted by: Aunt Brenda Seaman

    We are so sad to see you go so soon. You were a very happy, smiley boy who touched many lives. We will all miss you and see you someday running in heaven.

    Posted by: Tim &Sheila Holcomb

    We are so blessed to have you as our nephew, and look forward to reuniting with you again,one day in Heaven. We will miss you! We Love you!

    Posted by: Grandpa dave

    I miss you so much. hope you are having fun up there. will see you someday soon. love you very much.

    Posted by: Great Aunt Connie

    I feel so blessed to have had time with Devin. Loved to watch him play and see his smiling face. As much as he will be missed, he will be waiting to be reunited with those who love him.

    Posted by: Grandma Janet

    Devin I loved so much you were so speical to me and I will miss you so much, but I know you are in a better place and walk and run where you couldn’t here on earth. I know it is going to be hard, but some day I will see you again. I wish I could of had you here on earth with me longer, but this was Gods plan for you to go to heaven now. I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. Grandma Janet


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