YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. Leon Moncrief, 70, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Medical Center Youngstown.
Mr. Moncrief was born in Youngstown on December 17, 1951 to John and Alberta Hurst Moncrief.
He was a graduate of North High School.
After graduating from high school he was employed as a steelworker for LTV and Youngstown Sheet & Tube and ended his career at Roth Brothers Roofing.
He was a member of the Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown.
He loved soccer and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed watching western movies and he was the life of the party, lighting up every room with his laughter and happy energy.
He leaves his wife Vernice to mourn his death; two children, Jason Moncrief of Columbus, Ohio and Kristin Moncrief of Toledo, Ohio; three stepchildren, Chalaunda and Taniesha Madison, both of Campbell, Ohio, and Samarra Pegues of Youngstown; three sisters, Minister Mollie Peavy of Youngstown, Luberta Tubbs of Niles, Ohio and Mary McCall of Youngstown; his brothers Thomas (Judy) Moncrief, Jazz (Carolyn) Moncrief and Richard (Vernell) Moncrief, all from Youngstown; grandsons, Jackson Bragg and Eden Kelly; nine step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death; a daughter, Nicole Moncrief and two brothers, John, Jr. and Nathaniel Moncrief.
The viewing will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m LE Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Directors with private family services only from 11:00 am Guests are required to wear masks, practice social distancing and are asked not to linger after the visit.
A TV tribute will air Tuesday, January 18 at the following approximate times: 7:10 am on FOX, 12:22 pm on WKBN, 5:08 pm on MyYTV, and 7:27 pm on WYTV.