Leon Jeffries, 59, of Hampton, Va., passed Feb. 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by wife, Denise Jefferies; two sons, Keon Cooper (Tenesha), of Charleston, S.C. and Alex Jefferies, of Lithonia, Ga.; sisters, Anna Moore (Albert), Alice Brady, Joanne Bryon and Gloria Jeffries; one brother, George Jeffries (Ann Renee), all of Chattanooga; a special sister-in-law, Darlene Chavis, of Hampton, Va.; four grandsons and a host of other family and friends. Interment: at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Marshall Robinson officiating. The body will lie in state from 6 until 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 18, 2014, at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.