Mary Harrington Leggett

January 5, 1943 - March 30, 2013

01/05/1943 - 03/30/2013

Past Services

Thursday April 04, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Rich Square Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
116 West Jackson Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Friday April 05, 2013
2:00 pm

Additional Information:

Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery in Aulander, NC with Rev. Bob Rogers officiating the service.

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, North Carolina, Al Leggett and his wife Brett of Conway, North Carolina, Steve Leggett and his wife Carol Lynn of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, two sisters; Agnes Jones of Clarksville, Virginia, Carol Godwin and her husband Larry of Rich Square, North Carolina, two brothers; Gerald Harrington and his wife Irene or Falls Church, Virginia, Ben Harrington and his wife Terry of Clemons, North Carolina, along with seven grandchildren, Allyson, Lee, Molly, Mary Caroline, Amanda, Ellie and Beth Leggett.

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Frank Womble
10 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her and the Leggett family, both with Boy Scout Troop 236 and at the Baptist Church. She was a lovely lady in every way.

Doris Jordan Forehand
10 years ago

Don and family, I am so sorry to hear Mary has passed on. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. We will miss her smiling face at the family reunions in Sunbury. May God give you the strength and comfort you need during these sad times.

Janet and Wayne Emory
10 years ago

Donald …. we were saddened to read of Mary’s death …. she was such an inspiration. As you both shared during our brief encounters with great kindness …. always remember God is good! They are together forever now …. may peace sustain you all in the days ahead.

Tim & Susan Addison
10 years ago

Dear Don,

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mary was a wonderful lady and very lucky to have you by her side.

Charles M
10 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers.

Charles & Jenny Myers

Glenda & John Morris
10 years ago

Don and Family John and I cannot began to tell you how much we loved Mary, she was a very dear friend and we are surly going to miss her. I hope you can get some rest now for you have stood by her side all the way and you will be rewarded one day.

10 years ago

Mary was so encouraging to me. I will always remember how we shared time together at all the summer ballgames when Don and Bobby played together. Mary amazed me when she picked up three boys and spent many hours at ballfields. We had some good times and I will always remember her smile and laughter. I will miss you Mary.

Ruth J Leggett
10 years ago

I am so sorry to learn of your death Mary. You fought the good fight and I remember your saying, about a year ago, “I’m going to fight this. My sympathies to Don, your children and grandchildren. Ruth Leggett

Bobbie Armstrong
10 years ago

Dear Carol and family

I have never known anyone that suffered like Mary to have her attitude about life and the love of her family and friends. She was truly a remarkable person and her suffering is over. You will all miss her but be happy for her new found freedom.


Janet Jaspers
10 years ago

Don, so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing, may your memories bring you and your family comfort.