March 7, 2002 ~ April 28, 2021

Born in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Leah was born in Lawrenceville on March 7, 2002 the second child to her proud parents Rick and Marie Veal. She attended Collins Hill and Phoenix High Schools where she met many of her friends. As a young girl Leah was a cheerleader for Collins Hill and enjoyed movies, playing funny games with her Mom, applying makeup and much to her parents chagrin periodically changing her hair color.

Our Sweet Pea affectionately called by her Dad or BeBe known by her silly Uncle were some of the endearing nicknames of this sweet child.

Leah enjoyed many family reunions with the extended Veal family and fun Thanksgiving and Christmas evenings around her Granddaddy Coot’s bond fires. She enjoyed her many trips to Tybee Island with her Mema and cousins and Christmas Eve dinners filled with king crabs legs, presents and laughter.

Like most teenagers she loved the independence of driving to friends’ houses and around town when she got her driver’s license. And like most of us she enjoyed music and her phone. Unlike most of us she had a soft spot for the underdog and was compelled to protect and stick up for her friends and was quick to offer a safe haven for them.

Although she loved her family and friends her favorite companion was her dog Pepper. Pepper followed her around the house and she even trained her to lay in the bed like a human with her head on a pillow and covered with blankets.

Leah is survived by her loving parents Rick and Marie and her brother Stuart Veal of Lawrenceville, Ga. Her grandmothers Mary Frank (Pank) Veal of Gray, Ga and Marie Georganakis of McDonough, Ga. Her Aunt Barbie (Jim) Ferrelle of Alpharetta, Ga, Barry (Diane) Veal of Gray, GA; Brannen (Amy) Veal of St. Simons Ga, Sharon (Marty) Schilling of Peachtree City, GA, Thomas Georganakis of Brooklyn, NY; many first cousins and friends. She was a caring and loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend.

Leah was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We love you Leah and will miss you forever until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

Services

Visitation: May 15, 2021 2:00 pm - May 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Memorial Service: May 15, 2021 3:00 pm - May 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

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  1. CandleImageRick, Marie & Stuart please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  2. CandleImageRick, Marie and Stuart,

    I have watched your kids grow up as you have mine and words cannot express our sorrow for the loss of your baby girl. Please know that we love you and we are here to assist you in any way during this time of grief. Our hearts are truly broken for you. Please let us know if we can do anything.
    Tons of prayers for all of you.
    Much love,
    Jim, Melissa, Braxton, Brady and Bryce Hale

  3. CandleImageRick, Marie and Stuart,

    Leah was a beautiful young lady, inside and out, with a smile that would light up the room. Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss.

    Our hearts are with you with all the love we can give,

    Kirk, Amy, Zachary, Nathan and Valerie Novak

  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your beautiful family is in our prayers.

    Todd, Leanne, Mac, and Mia Bonsack

  5. CandleImagel am so very sorry for your guy’s loss. Leah was such a bright and beautiful person to be around and she always made me smile and laugh. I will keep you guys in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything you need or that I can do.

  6. Our hearts are broken along with yours. Prayers for comfort and peace. We love you all so very much.

  7. We adored Leah and are heartbroken for you all. We are praying for your comfort.

    The Murphys
    Valerie, Brian, Mel, Kellie, and Katie

  8. CandleImageMarie, Rick and Stuart,
    I am heartbroken to hear of Leah’s passing.
    I am thinking of you in these very difficult time

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