LeAnna Nicole Middleton
March 4, 1991 - May 31, 2013
Miss LeAnna Nicole Middleton, age 22, of Orlando, FL formerly of Fernandina Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon, May 31, 2013 in Orlando. Born on March 4, 1991, in Jacksonville, FL she was the daughter of Richard L. and Joyce LePierre Middleton. Growing up in Fernandina Beach she attended Fernandina Beach High School where she was on the Swim Team and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the yearbook staff and was a six year member of the Nassau Teen Court where she was a Scholar Recipient. She graduated with honors in the FBHS Class of 2009. She enrolled at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Biology. She served her internship as a Volunteer at “Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge”. In May of 2010, she joined the Walt Disney World Team and worked in the Customer Relations Department. At Walt Disney, she filled in at various positions at all of the Disney Theme Parks. She leaves behind, her parents, Richard and Joyce Middleton, her sister, Amanda L. Middleton, her maternal grandmother, Elfriede LePierre, all of Fernandina Beach, FL, her paternal grandparents, Richard G. and Marie Lohman Middleton of Olde Towne, FL, her many many aunts, uncles, cousins and her fiance, Jake Vhabae of Orlando, FL. A Celebration of her Life will be from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, with Rev. Dr. Wain Wesberry, officiating. During the service, her friends will share her life stories. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to “Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge”, 18515 East Colonial Drive, Bithlo, FL 32820 LeAnna will be laid to rest beside her grandfather, Vance H. LePierre in Bosque Bello Cemetery.


Linda and Maisie Gooch

Our hearts are broken. Many thoughts and prayers for a sweet sweet girl.

Donna, Randal & Jared Smith

We mourn the loss of a kind & gentle soul. Leanna was a beautiful and gifted young woman and we were privileged to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Donna, Randal & Jared

Hilda Nunez

So sorry for your loss. May God place his loving arms around you and hold you close..Love and Prayers...

Frances Burgess

May you find peace amidst this terrible tragedy, remembering the wonderful 22 years of life of your beautiful daughter. Know that you have many friends to rely on and help you through the grief and sorrow, and God to give you peace.

Sue Easterling

My heart goes out to the Middleton Family. I am so sorry to hear of the lose of Richards daughter. May God bless you all and give you strength. You are in my heart and prayers.

Donna Strickland Johnson

Joyce and Richard, Was so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Can only imagine what you must be going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you comfort and healing throughtout the days ahead.

Kay and Calvin Stephens

Your beautiful daughter touched so many lives and made them all the richer for them having known her. LeAnna will come to mind throughout our lives in unexpected times and places. The memories will be of the happy special childhood you created for LeAnna and her friends who oftentimes felt even more at home at your house than their own.

Jessica Schwec

Lately, I have been reliving the fond memories throughout high school with LeAnna. She is the person that spent an hour teaching me to play poker and the girl that hosted bonfires at her home for all her friends. So many pictures and memories that will forever be cherished. I regret not being able to attend her services (I live in NY now.) but know that my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Love, Jessica Schwec

Billy Ray Jackson

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I pray that the God of all comfort will minister to your heart and bring healing to you soul.

Robin & Eddie

Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies Remember the wonderful times you shared together. She will always be with you. She was an amazing young woman with such a beautiful heart. You are in our prayers that God will help heal your heart.

Claudia Watts

Leanna was a blessing. Joyce & Richard, you ought to know that we adored LeAnna. Know you reared her right and that she was a dear...we loved having her man our phones during holiday. You and your family are so in our thoughts & prayers at this time. Huge hug to both of you & Amanda. With sincere sympathy. Claudia & George Watts

Larry Ogilvie

Joyce, Richard, Amanda and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you during the loss of Leanna. I will not forget the times we spent together with Alexis and Leanna discussing cheerleading strategies in Pop Warner. With Love, Larry and Stephanie.

Beth & Stanley Boles

Richard and Joyce, Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your entire family as you mourn the passing of your precious daughter. We pray that God will draw all of you close to Himself during this time and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy, Beth and Stanley

Suzanne Willis

Please know that you are being lifted in prayer during this time. My heart breaks for you and your family. It is so hard to understand why things like this happen. I pray that God will be with you as you face the days ahead. With Love and Sympathy.

Wiley & Lucy Hickox

We are so sorry, wish there was something we could do.

Wilcox Family

Richard, Joyce, and Amanda our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Eddie Muniz

Words can not take away your pain or loss. But please know we (you) lost an amazing person. BUT heaven has gain a beautiful angel. She will always be with you.

Lee,Mary,Aly and Mary-Kate

There are no words to express our feelings and sadness for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Leeanna. We pray that her positive attitude, smile and love of her family will carry you all through the upcoming days and years!

Tina Koutsky & Family

Joyce, Richard & Amanda, I am so sorry about the loss of LeAnna. Words cannot express the sadness I feel. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. We shared many good times with you and we pray that God will some how ease your pain. Love to all, The Koutsky Family, Jim, Tina, Nathan, Shelby, Caitlyn & Emily.

Marcy Mock

My sincere condolences to your entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know your precious daughter will be missed by all who knew her.

Patsy Carter

So sorry for your loss of LeAnna. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to your family.

The Middletons

As I sat and read the condolences I was reminded of the toddler that ran around my front yard avoiding capture one Christmas morning. Our lives were made better because LeAnna was in them. A sweet gentle soul with a passion for animals, her family and friends those who came in touch with her were forever changed. She wasn't with us long but she left us with memories that will last us a life time. And when it's our time to go, when we get there we will find LeAnna, her smile, and gentle ways waiting for us. Richard and Joyce thank you for sharing your daughter will us. LeAnna thank you for being you. We love you baby girl. Uncle Tim and Aunt Pati

Ellen Jenkins

Joyce, My heart just aches for your family and I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am at the loss of LeAnna. Emily and I had to walk down memory lane after we heard the awful news and remember all the fun times of their childhood. Trick or treating in Lakewood (Leanna dressed up as Rose from Titanic) and all the pop warner games. LeAnna turned into a beautiful woman who left a great impact on so many. You and Richard are great parents! I am here for you if ever you need anything... Much love Ellen & Emily


I am so sorry for your lost. I miss Leanna very much.Such an amazing person. She is the sweethart of our guest services department. I enjoyed working next to her especially on the slow days passing the time listening to classic rock and discussing starwars,politics,animals and family. I will miss her positive attitude and beautiful smile.

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