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Leona Frances Choy

Date of Death: March 2, 2023
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Omps Reception Center, Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-6633 | Map
Monday 3/13, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday 3/13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



In lieu of flowers, contributions may
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Golden Morning Publishing
P.O. Box 2697
Winchester, VA 22604

Leona Frances Choy changed her permanent address to Heaven on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at the age of 97 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born to first generation Czech’s, Marie and Frank Spryncl, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she spent her formative years. She was predeceased by her husband Ted, toContinue Reading

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Bill McEnaney left a message on July 7, 2023:
To Leona's family and her friends:Leona's passing pains me deeply. But your grief makes mine seem trivial at best. I felt privileged to befriend her by email and to admire her because she was fine writer and and exemplary Catholic. Please remember a line Jamie Owens-Collins sang when I was in high school, "The bitter tears you've tasted will be diamonds in your crown." Leona still loves, especially know when she's in heaven or preparing to go there.Love and many prayers, Bill
Linda Rompot left a message on May 16, 2023:
Condolences to the family. So sad to hear this wonderful lady was no longer with us. Leona brought our Rompot family alive with her extensive research and knowledge of the Rompot history. We will always be thankful for what she brought to life in her book about the family. I sadly have to say my husband, Thomas William Rompot, a cousin of Leona passed away last year. Thoughts and prayers to our family, Linda Rompot
Leslie Garber left a message on March 15, 2023:
Beautiful tribute to the finest woman I have had the privilege to meet. Charming, caring and giving from her heart. I wish I had the knowledge and growth to know the strength Leona provided to her family and friends. Rest In Peace, Your Memory is a Blessing.
Mickie Charlier/ISI left a message on March 13, 2023:
We at International Students, Inc. are so thankful for the foundation of ministry to international students that Leona and Ted built during their years of outreach in the 1960s. They have left behind a rich legacy! As our President recently commented, Leona is one of "God’s finest called to permanent furlough with their Master." We thank God for her and Ted's investment in the nations! She is rejoicing with many of those former students before His throne now! We pray that will comfort your hearts.
Stephen MacKinnon left a message on March 13, 2023:
In memory of Leona Frances Choy, Stephen MacKinnon lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jim and Rose Moyer left a message on March 13, 2023:
So sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother.
Jan and Pat Kerr left a message on March 13, 2023:
Our condolences go out to the whole family on the death of Leona. Though we only met her once, her words and inspiration live on through her blogs and books. She was truly a very remarkable woman!
Jill Darnell left a message on March 13, 2023:
“A Cherished Memory of Leona”During a crisp fall day, mid-October 2018, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Leona. As I entered her office, the writing coach directed me to her “coaching chair” in preparation for a celebration.The celebration was a “Shout Out!” of praise to God for my achievement in publishing a novel. Leona awarded me a butterfly “Shout Out” pin as a reminder of my success. I will always treasure the little pink butterfly pin. Leona is one of the most spiritual people I have ever met. I will be forever grateful that God made our paths crossed.Jill Darnell
Therese R Muckey left a message on March 13, 2023:
She will always be in my heart.
Carol Hopfensperger left a message on March 13, 2023:
Prayers and hugs for Leona’s family. She was my third cousin on the Spryncl side. Her love for God was a beautiful inspiration. She touched so , so many people. Rest in the love of our God faithful servant. Love, Carol
Sam H Reaves left a message on March 13, 2023:
My condolences to the entire Choy family for the loss of Leona. She was truly a wonderful and caring person. Her memory will live on through her writings and through the lives she has touched in her decades of service to the ministry of Christ.
Lisa Strimple left a message on March 13, 2023:
One Sunday morning, I sat down next to Leona at church. Who knew that she had so many Chinese ministry contacts and I wanted to be a missionary to China? We soon started talking and found these things out. She was instrumental in me going to Hong Kong for three summers with PESI, a wonderful ministry. What I learned there I took back here to Winchester and did international student ministry, especially to Chinese students, at Shenandoah University. Through the years we've kept in touch and prayed for each other. What a special friend she is and such and encouragement and role model to joyfully embrace old age with our eyes fixed on the prize and finishing well. Thank you, Jesus, for putting Leona in my life!
Paul Schultz left a message on March 13, 2023:
What a wonderful lady who loved her Lord deeply. It was my joy to have known her over my 20 years at AFC. She will be missed.
Debi Carroll left a message on March 12, 2023:
I am so glad that I was able to have you in my life. You were a wonderful grandmother! I will miss our chats and visits. Until we meet again…
Noel Kurian left a message on March 11, 2023:
The Memory of the Righteous is a Blessing.
Christine Jones left a message on March 11, 2023:
I heard her speak at one of the Christian Writers Conferences and was so blessed by her message. She was a powerful voice for our times. She now has her reward and made it to her heavenly home!
Monica Keefe left a message on March 11, 2023:
Leona was such a remarkable lady! A good and kind soul with many gifts. Our deepest sympathy to all, may you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.Monica and Glenn Keefe
jack curtis left a message on March 10, 2023:
I am so blessed to have known you.
George He left a message on March 10, 2023:
In memory of Leona Frances Choy, George He lit a candle
Joyce Gilchrist left a message on March 10, 2023:
When my husband passed away 11 years ago, a friend gave me one of Leona’s books which helped me through those difficult days. I also was able to speak with her on the telephone during that time. She was a very caring person with sound counsel. I have several of her books which I share with others who are dealing with the loss of a spouse. May God bless her legacy.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Stephen Stewart left a message on March 10, 2023:
Leona. God graced the earth and his children with certain individuals that are the light and salt of the earth. Those individuals bring hope, peace and joy in our lives. Yours is an ongoing gift to us. I am honored to have been a friend and you have touched my life with wisdom and caring and thru your wonderful family. While your body may have left us...your presence will be felt thru your writings and emails and postings and videos for as long as this earthly age exists, helping, advising , teaching and caring. While your physical body is no longer with us and we mourn , and the thought brings a tear to our eyes . We miss you very much. It was a blessing knowing you . Thank you for touching our lives. Thru your works you will always be with us. .until we meet again.
Therese R Muckey left a message on March 10, 2023:
In memory of Leona Frances Choy, Therese R Muckey lit a candle
Tim and Joyce Hunt left a message on March 10, 2023:
We will be praying for you all during these difficult times. Leona was such an inspiration to both of us over the years. My wife Joyce was very blessed and encouraged by Leona’s book “Singled Out for God’s Assignment” personally after losing her first husband. We travelled to Virginia to meet Leona and pick up a case of books (because Leona thought it was a ridiculous price to ship them to Canada) and afterward used them many times while comforting ladies who had lost spouses. We are so glad she did, otherwise we may have never had the pleasure of meeting her personally. We have been blessed and encouraged many times since by following her Blog and reading some of her other books. May God Bless and comfort each of you as only He can. Tim and Joyce Hunt….Woodstock Ontario Canada.
Yeou-cherng Bor left a message on March 10, 2023:
You and your love for the Lord and His people are forever my inspiration. Ambassador for Christ will continue your vision to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation of Chinese intellectuals!
Bob Slavik left a message on March 10, 2023:
The entire Slavik Family passes along our prayers for Leona, my father Godfrey’s cousin. They are together now in God’s hand. Leona has been an inspiration for us all. As I write this many of her books are at arm’s length in our den. She will be missed yet long remembered. RIP Dear Leona!
Jeffrey Choy left a message on March 10, 2023:
Miss you Mom. Bought your fav scented candle- Lilac Garden Hoping you meet up with all your buddies and Dad that beat you there!
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio left a message on March 9, 2023:
My heartfelt condolences and prayers on the home-going of your precious Mom. I knew Leona only a short while, but she greatly blessed my life during that time.May our Lord comfort you as only He can.~ Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, Fellow Author and Friend
Stanly & Cindy Chan left a message on March 9, 2023:
Our deepest condolences for Choy's family's loss. Sister Leona, you are greatly missed. You was such wonderful and beautiful sister. God bless!
Mary Vento left a message on March 9, 2023:
Leona, thank you for blessing my life with your beautiful words of our dear Lord. I will deeply miss awaiting to read your blogs. You have touched my life and I will meet you one day. May your family be comforted by their beautiful memories. In Christ, Mary
David Risik left a message on March 8, 2023:
In memory of Leona Frances Choy, David Risik lit a candle
Roberta Varner left a message on March 8, 2023:
To Rick & the many family members, Thank you for sharing Leona to the world. She was truly an inspiration, friend, prayer warrior and boss for many years. I first met her & Rick back in the 80's at Rt 50 East Hardees, & then through out the years forward as a volunteer/ employee beginning in 2001, for Southern Light Radio. Thank you Leona for the many years of loving me as one of your own. Thoughts/Prayers to the family, but know she will be waiting at Jesus's feet when it's our turn to leave this Earth. Love to all
Barb Nystedt left a message on March 7, 2023:
To all of Bubi's family - you have our utmost condolence on the passing of Bubi. I only saw Bubi a couple of times but knew she was a kind and sweet lady. Leona was a talented writer and served the Lord in her mission work along with her husband, Ted. It truly is a small world. A couple of years ago I found out Bubi and Ted went to Wheaton College in IL. I grew up two towns east of Wheaton and even "cruised" the campus when I was in high school. I started saving the daily emails Bubi posted I hopes of printing them some day for Yazmin to read when she is older. Bubi is home now with her Lord and Savior. May you all have peace knowing she's in Heaven with Him.
Michael MacKinnon left a message on March 6, 2023:
My condolences to Leona's family. May God comfort you. She was a great lady whom I was privileged to know. Her wisdom and prayers on my behalf was and will always be appreciated.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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