Leigh Glenn Lunsford

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February 16, 1966 ~ November 13, 2016

Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Janet Leigh Glenn Lunsford, 50, of Black Mountain, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born in Buncombe County to Robert and Bertha "Boots" Fortune Glenn, she graduated from Appalachian State University and also attended Queens College in Charlotte. Leigh was owner/operator of Riddle Flower Shop in Black Mountain, then was with her mother, "Boots", at Black Mountain Floral. She was currently an agent with Greybeard Realty. She had a strong love for Jamie, her family, dogs, Barney and Chloe, and all God's creatures. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jamie Lunsford; step-son, Zach Lunsford; brother, David Glenn (Krista); niece, Randa Glenn; and great-nephew and niece, Hunter and Skyler Glenn, all of Black Mountain. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Black Mountain. Rev. Dr. William Henderson and Rev. Bruce Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC, 28803. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. Leigh was a beautiful woman inside and out never forget our highschool days my prayers are with the family she will be deeply missed.

  2. Leigh has been my friend since we were 4 or 5 years old. We both went to the Sunshine School in Black Mountain. We graduated together in 1984. After that, we haven’t seen that much of each other. I was home from working in Japan back in September and saw her at the store and it was like we hadn’t missed anytime together. It was hugs and laughs. I’ll miss ya Leigh!!

  3. So sorry to hear about Leigh. While I haven’t seen her in a long time, I have many fond memories as we were
    growing up. My prayers are with you.

  4. I am so very sorry for the loss of Leigh… I lost touch with many classmates after high school, but I remember her as sweet, bubbly, and always kind. I am praying for her family and friends.

  5. Jamie and family, we are so very sorry for all you are going through with the loss of Leigh. What a beautiful person she was. We have thought of you often and know that we will keep you and your family in our prayers. We also remember how much her Uncle Larry thought of her.

  6. Jamie, Boots,David and family:
    I am so sorry to hear about our sweet , always smiling Leigh .I’m sure she is laughing and trading stories with Mrs. Gregory up in heaven. I will be praying for all of your family.
    Love You
    Nancy Gregory & Elaine Gregory Boucher

  7. We are so sorry to hear about Leigh. I have known Leigh since I was 6 years old and we graduated high school together. Bob and Boots I have many fond memories of coming to your home to play with her as a child. As an adult I always ordered our Forest Service flowers from her as well as flowers for my family. She was always a delight to talk to. So sweet. Daddy said he just saw her recently looking at land beside his and mom’s place. He also said before she left she hugged him and told him she loved him. That meant so much to him. I will miss my friend…

  8. My best memories of high school include Leigh. I still have one of the flyers she made when she was ran for and won President of our class. Leigh often gave me rides to school. When she went to Queens College, we wrote letters back and forth. She was a wonderful person who never made anyone feel less than. She was positive, friendly, funny and just a joy to be around. I will treasure my memories with her. Prayers for her family for now and always.

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Leigh’s passing. She was such an intelligent, vibrant person. I knew her since the first grade. It is a tragedy that she went so young.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Leigh once and her mother, at the flower
    Shop when my mother passed away. But I was impressed with how sweet and kind she was to us.God bless you all.

  11. Bob and Boots, thinking of you during this time of your loss. I know it is very hard to loose a child. Bob I know my Dad(Ralph) is looking down on you. May God bless the family.

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Leigh she will be missed prayers are going up for her faimly call on GOD during this time he will never leave us may you Rest In Peace Leigh

  13. Jamie Sandy Rusty Charlie & all extended family,

    Your family have been our neighbors for many years….starting with Ruth & Gordon
    Gary & I are heartbroken for you all. She was a wonderful presence in this valley for sure. I would often hear of the flower shop & of Leigh.
    No words can be said to make this go away…….just know we love you all & will be asking The Lord to help heal your broken hearts…

  14. My heart is broken for you. I know the pain you’re feeling right now all too well.
    I just went through this with the loss of my brother and still trying to heal. If I can do anything at all for you please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  15. To my dear family, I wish you all peace and much love. Leigh will be missed greatly, and our love for her will continue on. She truly was a wonderful, beautiful parson. Dear Bob, Boots, David, Jamie and all of Leigh’s extended family, my heart goes out to you.

  16. I went to high school with Leigh. She was such a sweet person. I remember that she was always bubbly, loved by everyone and funny! I am so very sorry to Jamie and her family. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. I’m sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers! May our Heavenly Father give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  18. Words can’t express the grief I feel for all of you Boots, Bob, Jamie, David and family. May you find some comfort in knowing that your pain is shared.

  19. No words can describe the heartbreak I have for your loss. What an incredible loss to those that knew her and those whose lives she touched. I am so fortunate to have known her and proud to have called her my friend. I will miss her laughs and personality forever. She was truly unique. My heart breaks for the entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Bob and Boots my heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Thinking of you. Charlie Holder

  21. Martha and I are struggling for words to describe what we feel with the loss of Leigh. She came into our lives through the flower shop and was always cheerful and helpful sending Martha surprise birthday and Valentine’s flowers.

    In the times of family sadness she also helped us honor and remember loved ones. Now we must gather up our courage to do the same for her and the Lunsford family.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers, especially when we go home to our house that Jamie and the Lunsford boys built.

    Mike & Martha Baldwin

  22. Leigh stayed with my son Jeff at Mrs Warrens on View Street and I will never
    forget she called me jeffs Mom.
    I bought flowers form Leigh many times.

  23. So very sorry for the loss of Leigh. I will remember her always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  24. I’m so sorry to hear about Leigh’s passing. She was always so sweet did not matter where you were she always spoke to you and had a smile. My heart breaks for all the family as you go through this difficult time. Praying for you all!

  25. What a Blessing it was to have known this remarkable lady…..she has been such a shinning Light to so many and will truly be missed. Our deepest condolences and Love to Jamie, Boots & all the family.

  26. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and strength be with you, and comfort you.

  27. So sorry for your loss Boots, Bob, David & Jamie. Our prayers will be with your family. The pain never seems to go away. Stay strong.

  28. Do Sorry For Your Loss. Leigh was a beautiful person inside and out. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. She will never be forgotten. Sending prayers and hugs to her family. May God wrap his arms around you all.

  29. Jamie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and the family. I cannot even begin to know what you are feeling. I just pray God heals you. I am glad Brent is there as your friend supporting you.

  30. I went to school with Leigh and even though I haven’t kept in touch with many after graduation, I still consider her a friend. So very sorry for this loss. My prayers are that God will wrap his arms around each one of you to give you comfort in this time.

  31. My heart is heavy and goes out to Jamie and both families . Leigh was like a FLOWER . She was beautiful and brought Smiles to all . My thoughts and prayers are with you . Betty Myers

  32. Leigh was a beautiful person, always smiling and sweet. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Love and prayers for the family.

  33. My words cannot express the sorrow you must feel. May you treasure the wonderful times you had and Leigh’s memory will always be alive in your hearts. My prayers are with the whole family.

  34. I will always remember Leigh as that sweet, little, bubbly girl from high school. She had a great smile and a wonderful personality. May God bless and comfort the family through this difficult time.

  35. Leigh was the cousin that I didn’t get to know. I am so mad at myself about that. We put things off until tomorrow until there is no tomorrow. God bless the entire family and friends.
    Lora Goff

  36. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family in the hardest times to come for your family. When you feel alone remember her smile and know she is still with you.

  37. Praying for you all. She will be greatly missed. She always had the prettiest smile & a heart for people. I will remember her most when she helped me find just the right vases for my little daycare project last year. I pray God will send all of you peace that only He can.

  38. For Jamie, and all your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will never forget Leigh’s smile and laughter. She was such an amazing lady. May your heart be healed with the precious memories you have of her.

  39. Praying for you all. She will be greatly missed. She always had the prettiest smile & a heart for people. I will remember her most when she helped me find just the right vases for my little daycare project last year. I pray God will send all of you peace that only He can.

  40. God Bless You Bob and Boots. David, you had the best sister ever was. Jamie somehow heal your heart. You were a lucky husband with that woman by your side. The Maker works in strange ways that we just cannot understand.

  41. Rest In Peace_You were such a bright and shining light. I will never forget you and the memories I have of us (nothing wrong with a good cigar after a hard days work was there).Any 1 who was lucky enough to grace your presence feels the same way

  42. My heart is broken for your loss, she was such a loving beautiful friend and I will miss her so very much! Prayers and love.

  43. We are terribly saddened by Leigh’s passing. Leigh will always be remembered for her contagious laughter and pretty smile. Our thoughts and prayers to each of you. Heaven has gained an angel.

  44. I pray that God will give all family members strength, comfort and peace. Leigh was always smiling when l would see her at the flower shop and will be missed by all who knew her.

  45. Very saddened to hear about your loss. I have always admired Leigh since highschool, such a beautiful spirted person, inside and out. I pray God can comfort all of you. Sending all my love and prayers. You will be greatly missed by many Leigh xo

  46. I am heartbroken and saddened by you great loss Boots. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this time of grief.

  47. To Jamie, Rusty, Sandy and the Glenn family, You are in our deepest thoughts and prayers, may God be with you all and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Billie Sue and Kenneth Atkins, Brian , Jill and Garrett Ponder

  48. Deepest sympathy to Jamie and the family and to all who knew and loved Leigh. My thoughts and prayers are with you .

  49. Leigh was a wonderful lady who I did business with for years at the flower shop. She always had a smile and a kind word. She always had time to speak and chat when I would run into her at different places in Black Mountain. She was a beautiful person with a kind soul. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  50. We are saddened to hear about your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and we are praying that you may feel the Peace that passes all understanding.
    Buck and Aileen Buchanan
    Kevan and Paula Paquette

  51. I went to both church & school with Leigh. I’m saddened by her loss. keeping her family & friends in my prayers.

  52. My heartfelt sympathy are with all the family. I pray God will give you all the peace that passes understanding during this painful time.

  53. Jamie, Rusty, Sandy, and the Glenn family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray God will give you comfort. Rest in peace beautiful Leigh.

    Margaret McGinnis, ( Mrs Luther) and son James McGinnis

  54. I only knew Leigh for a little over 2 years. She was always so positive and happy. She was so willing to help everyone. Her death is such a loss. She definitely left this earth too soon.

  55. I pray that God grants strength & comfort to this loving family during such a difficult time. Leigh was such a great person and always seemed to be able to put a smile on anyone’s face. She will be missed dearly.

  56. I cannot even come close to telling you guys how much you are in my thoughts and prayers. I sure wish I could say something that could make everyone feel better but hard to do right now. Be strong as you can and know a whole lot of people are there if you need them.

  57. Sorry for your loss praying Jamie for you and your family Leigh was a beautiful person inside and out she will be missed!

  58. Our hearts are broken with you over the loss of your precious loved one, Leigh. May the comforting arms of Jesus hold you close and tight and give you the Peace that only He can give. Love to each of you.

  59. My heart goes out to the family,as Well as all of her friends with her passing. I have known Leigh all my life and think of all the fun times we had over the years. I have not seen Leigh lately but I can hear her voice and see the smile on her face. You will be greatly missed and I am glad to have had you as a friend.

  60. Jamie, and family: such fond memories of Leigh from high school as well as during our rides on Sunday afternoons back to ASU. She was always full of laughs and made those around her smile.
    May God be with you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Doug and Denise (Pate) Montgomery

  61. I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the scriptures which promise a time, soon to come, when sickness and death will be done away with forever. (Revelation 21:4) Sending lots of love from our family to yours.

  62. Dear Jamie, Sandy, Rusty, Bob and Boots:
    Know that our thoughts and love and prayers have been with you constantly from the moment we learned of Leigh’s passing. They will remain with you each always. We will return one day ahead and embrace each of you with our love.

    Respectfully and ‘In His Name.’
    Don and Anne Stone

  63. So sorry to hear this news. Leigh was a wonderful person that we lost way too early. My prayers are with her family.

  64. Boots and Bobby,

    I am heartbroken with the news of Leigh. I just heard. Have been out of the country, came to visit friends in Montreat this week and was told about her passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Elena Diana

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