Virginia Lee "Jenny" Leeper, age 80, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at Herrin Hospital.
Virginia was born October 01, 1942, a daughter of Arthur and Eva (Phillips) Gulley. She had worked at various jobs including Allen's in Herrin. She spent her life as a caregiver, providing care when people needed it the most. She had a passion for horses. But most importantly, she loved the role of mother and mawmaw.
She is survived by two sons, Rocky Leeper and Jody Leeper; two grandchildren, Lacey (Michael) Gunter and Shelby Leeper; two brothers, Clyde Gulley and Harley Gulley; her Great Grandchild, Eric Gunter, and Ex-husband and friend Ronald "Ronnie" Leeper. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eva (Phillips) and Arthur Gulley, daughter Rhonda Leeper, and her Great Grandson, Ben Anakin Gunter.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, 11:00 AM at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home with Pastor John Yeo officiating. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery in Blairsville.