NEWPORT NEWS — Leonard Jerome Safford, 85, died Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born in Ft. Pierce, Florida and had resided for 43 years in Newport News where he worked for many years at Williams Honda as well as other local dealerships. He was a devoted member of St Jerome Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus, Walter Pollard Council #5480.
Leonard is survived by his 4 children, Leonard Safford (Valerie) of Florida, Sabrina S. Morton of Connecticut, Natasha Safford and Jerome Safford of California; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; his 2 sisters, Jacqueline Chambers-Kennedy and Patricia Smith; his brother, Jay Jenkins (Brenda) and a host of many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home by Rev. George Prado. In case of inclement weather, please call Weymouth Funeral Home, 757-930-2222 for delays or changes to the service. Masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Knights of Columbus, Walter Pollard Council #5480, 12742 Nettles Dr., Newport News, VA 23606.