Jennifer Ledford

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Jennifer (Jenny) Ann Ledford was born Oct. 18, 1972, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and was carried into Heaven Aug. 8, 2018, at the age of 45. She passed very unexpectedly at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama, after a very brief illness.

Jenny resided in Auburn, Alabama, and was employed by Belay International as a virtual assistant. She was recently accepted into Auburn University to complete her bachelor’s degree in business management. She was very excited about her new future.

Jenny was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Ledford; her maternal grandmother, Nell Young; her paternal grandmother and grandfather, Jess and Donna Ledford; and her stepfather, Jake Owens.

Jenny is survived by her mother, Suzanne Young Owens; Joe Young (grandfather); Joe Ledford (brother) and wife, Heather, as well as their children, Hezekiah and Chloe; Lochlin Todd Vance (son) and wife, Emily; grandchildren, Gracelyn and Aiden; as well as many aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. She is also survived by her stepsister, Cricket Owens Blackley; and her stepbrother Chris Owens and wife, Ashley. Jenny would have wanted to include her loving fur baby, Toby, who has been her faithful companion for 12 years.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and love given by the doctors, nurses and ancillary staff at East Alabama Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, Jenny’s mother requests donations be made “In Memory of Jenny Ledford” for the establishment of a fund for furthering awareness and treatment of mental health issues so no one will have to suffer from depression, anxiety and panic attacks without adequate help administered with Christian guidance. It’s what Jenny would have wanted.

Mitchell News-Journal • Sept. 5, 2018

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