Leona Blanche Mays Hampton, February 17, 1931~July 17, 2017


imagejpeg_0 (10)_edited-2Leona Blanche Mays Hampton of Fayetteville passed away, in her home, on July 17, 2017. She was born February 17, 1931 in Mounds, Oklahoma to Thomas Owen Mac Mays and Nancie Abigail Holland Mays who preceded her in death.

Leona will be remembered as a loving Christian woman who was proud to be called the mother of 12 children she birthed and raised.

She was a gifted cook and well known for her baking of pies, cakes and sweet breads which tempted her family and friends.

Church attendance and living a Christian life was a priority to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Alvis James Hampton, one son, Garry Thomas Hampton, one daughter, Nancy Kathryn Holt and one grandson, Mark Hampton; five brothers, Charlie, Virgil, Hurston, Owen and Travis Mays; two sisters, Palma Mays and Blendene Burkett.

Survivors include four sons, Joseph Hampton of Winslow, Samuel Hampton (Sheri) of Fayetteville, Nathaniel Hampton (Patricia) of Caldwell, ID. and Paul Hampton (Charlette) of Little Rock; six daughters, Sharon Neel (Chester) of Anderson, MO, Priscilla Warren (Don) of Rogers, Janette Moon of Fayetteville, Patricia Juma of Fayetteville, Reba Hilton (Jerry) of Olathe, KS. and LaCreta Wheeler (Daniel) of Kansas City, MO; 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Mays (Frances) of Overland Park, KS. and one sister, Christene Solomon of Neosho, MO.

Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville, AR.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at The Pentecostals of NWA in Rogers, AR. Burial will follow in Coyle Cemetery in Winslow, AR. under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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    Donna Johnson » 19. Jul, 2017

    She was such a sweet lady and I know will be missed by all who knew her. Her family meant the world to her and she was a great cook. I will miss her coming to the office selling her baked goods, canned jelly and preserves. May you find peace in the many wonderful memories you have of her. Know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

    Dr.Meghann Austin & Staff » 19. Jul, 2017

    Leona was a wonderful cook, and great friend. Our office will miss her greatly. Prayers to her loved ones during these difficult times.

    Kim and kirk johnson » 19. Jul, 2017

    What a great lady! First met her about 30 years ago when making cinnamon rolls at gas station on South School. Continued enjoying her baked goods she delivered personally to my office on a regular basis that are after. Always a smile always a great attitude just a pleasure to know this person!

    MOLLY MAYS » 19. Jul, 2017

    Aunt Leona exemplified the meaning of Christian, which is “like Christ.” The fruit of the Spirit was so evident in her love, goodness, gentleness, kindness, long-suffering, etc. She forgave those who hurt her, and spoiled those who loved her. Although I was in the family by marriage, she treated me no differently than if I was her own. She gave me an example to follow. I will always treasure her beautiful smile, and words of encouragment. I know she’s with the Lord, and I know I will see her again. This is what will comfort all of us at this time. Her faith is now sight!

    Mike & Reta Graham » 19. Jul, 2017

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    The lady with a million dollar smile! She touched so many lives with her love. May Jesus wrap His arms around the family and give comfort that only He can give. Rest in peace beautiful Leona

    Cynthia Crawford » 22. Jul, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the Lord give strength during this time.

    Rebecca Dawdy » 23. Jul, 2017

    Leona was a one of a kind and set such a wonderful example as a Christian.My family always loved her delicious sweet treats she would make. She will be missed by many.

    Leah Randolph » 23. Jul, 2017

    A wonderful loving lady filled with a kind spirit and a beautiful smile for all.
    many blessings and prayers to the family.

    Darla. Chenault (Swafford) » 23. Jul, 2017

    There is no words for the saddness I feel for all today, I know cousin Leano’s work was done here on earth, she was called home to her mansion. What an AMAZING FAMILY member she was, always a smile,, soft voice, raised amazing kids, her work for the Lord also AMAZING,, an Angel her on earth. I love you cousin, cousins carry on your work for God.

    Elsie Brock » 23. Jul, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Such a sweet and kind Lady.

    Joann & Robert Anderson » 24. Jul, 2017

    I know Sister Leona will be missed greatly. We had the privilege to be in church with her for several years. She always had a smile for everyone. The men couldn’t wait for fellowship Sunday when we had lunch
    after service. Everyone wondered what kind of lucious desert she had brought. She was a worker in the church. She was president of our ladies auxiliary for several years. I know she run a good race and finished her course. Her character portrayed our Lord. God bless the family of such a
    wonderful lady. Bro Robert & Sis Joann Anderson. Jesus Name Pentecostal Church
    Springdale Ar


    A great lady!! We will miss her much!!

    Gary and Brenda Finchet » 24. Jul, 2017

    We are so sorry for your lost , but we know she’s went home to be with Jesus.

    Ellen Smith » 31. Jul, 2017

    Fond memories and respect for this wonderful lady of God.
    Prayers for all the family during this time.

    Eldora McCarty » 04. Aug, 2017

    Leona was a kind loving lady. I meet her back in the 60′s then worked with her at Campbell Soup and I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. So sorry to learn of her passing.