Leon Homer Stroughter, Jr. was born October 18, 1962 in San Francisco to parents, Othella Frances (Reed) Stroughter and Leon Homer Stroughter, Sr. Lil Lee, as he was lovingly called, spent his early years with his parents and brother living in San Francisco; and would later relocate to the city of Sacramento with his Mother and Brother Elemeo. As a child, he, his Mother and Brother attended Friendship Baptist Church in Sacramento where Leon accepted the LORD Jesus Christ as His Savior and was baptized. Leon attended and graduated from Luther Burbank High School; afterward, he attended Sacramento City College, where he met and married Freida Zachary; and to this union, a beautiful daughter (Parise Stroughter) was born.
As Leon matured into manhood, he would discover he was a young man of many talents with an entrepreneurial spirit and aspirations of becoming financially independent. He launched and managed a few business ventures, such as a fine import car dealership, real estate, financial advising, and tax consulting businesses.
When Leon was not pursuing economic heights or developing new business concepts, he enjoyed spending time with his family. lt would not be strange for Leon to pop in on friends or family while in the neighborhood. For recreation, he loved attending or hosting barbeques, enjoyed going to various sporting events with his brother Elemeo, 49ner games, SF Giant games; occasionally taking in Sacramento Kings games too, or just hanging out at local Sports Bar to catch a game or two with friends or family. Leon enjoyed spontaneity and on a whim would randomly take mini-vacations to Reno or Las Vegas for a change of scenery, relaxation and some gambling. He was a generous man, charming with a debonair caliber. Leon's life philosophy held true to "Go BIG or go home!". When he entered a room; he captivated your attention; he was funny, charismatic; and would leave many smiling and laughing; and could carry on an intellectual conversation with the best of them. He was a man with a big heart; and believed in working hard, taking care of his family and loving hard too. He adored his five children; and treasured time with them taking them on family trips or amusement theme parks. Disneyland was one of his favorite places to go with his kids.
Leon left this life way too soon; and will be greatly missed by those who were honored to know and love him. He is survived by his beloved parents, Othella (Reed) Stroughter, and Leon H. Stroughter, Sr., his siblings, Elemeo Stroughter, Jerald Stroughter, Sr., Benita Stroughter-Cole, LaTretha Stroughter, Eric Baker, LaTisha Stroughter, and Lejon Stroughter, Sr. (Kimberly); his five beautiful children, Parise Stroughter (Carl), Zaporah (Stroughter) Hendrix (Jonell, Sr.), Isaiah Stroughter (Moniece), Leon Stroughter, III, and Ken Stroughter, four grandsons (Meshaun Bell, Ramelle Whitfield, Demetrius Hendrix, and Jonell Hendrix, Jr,), his Nieces, Jessica Stroughter, Monique "Niquie" Stroughter, Keyanah Stroughter, E'Meah and J'Meah Stroughter, Aaliyah Stroughter, Ariyah Stroughter, his Nephews, Brandon Harris, Jerald A. Stroughter, Jr., Justin Williams, Eric Baker, Jr., Lejon Stroughter, Jr., Jeremih Stroughter, his grandnieces Mika Stroughter, Mya Stroughter, and grandnephew David Stroughter; and a host of Uncles, Aunts, cousins and friends.
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