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JOHN SERGEANT “JAY” LEA April 26, 1951 - June 19, 2016

Byhalia, MS –

JOHN SERGEANT “JAY” LEA, 65, was born April 26, 1951 in Rochester, NY and passed away June 19, 2016 at Methodist Olive Branch Hospital.  Jay was a communicant of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Olive Branch, MS, was a radio controlled airplane enthusiast, and was a member of the Association of Model Aircraft.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dr. Sandra Lea; one daughter, Melissa Seal and her husband, Bob; one son, Nathan Giles and his wife, Kim; two sisters, Mandy Hassold and her husband, Rick and Sharon Lea; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Bethaney, Joshua, Rachel, Seth, Abigail, Wyatt, and Noah; and four great grandchildren, Gabriel, Emmett, Kali, and Robert.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Sergeant and Mary Jane Lea.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. until the service begins at 3 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. The family requests that any memorials be made to Queen of Peace Catholic Church.


  1. REPLY
    Peter Gardner says

    Mandy, Sharon and Sandra, My deepest sympathies are with you and your entire extended families! I was so sorry to hear about Jay’s passing especially so soon after your mom, Aunt Mary Jane! My heart goes out to all of you! I will Jay and all in my prayers!

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