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Leigh Johnson Snelgrove

Leigh Johnson Snelgrove
  • January 10, 1989 - February 3, 2020
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • American Brain Tumor Association
    8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550
    Chicago, IL 60631
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Academic Magnet High School
    5109-A West Enterprise Street
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Mrs. Snelgrove brought smiles and joy to all of her students and made me not totally hate my biology class. Other than being a fantastic teacher, she...Read More »
1 of 67 | Posted by: Aaron Causey - MT.Pleasant, SC


2 of 67 | Posted by: A friend

“Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Know that we are here for anything you may need. With love. ”
3 of 67 | Posted by: Lora Ullery - Aiken, SC - friend

“We were so sorry to read of Leigh's passing. As many others shared, she was a remarkable young woman. Such a sad loss for many. Prayers for the...Read More »
4 of 67 | Posted by: Mark and Sonya Connelly - Aiken, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss, and will keep you in my prayers. ”
5 of 67 | Posted by: Lain Bradford - Aiken, SC

“I was very sad to hear of the loss of Leigh, she touched so many people during her life and will be missed. In my 21 years of working at AC Flora,...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: Terri Finch - Columbia, SC

“Stephen and I never had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful person but from what we've been reading and hearing about she must have been a special...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Peppy and Stephen Surasky - Aiken, SC

“Leigh Snelgrove was one of my student teachers at White Knoll High School. She was extremely bright, creative, and had that "passion" for...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Barbara Jordan - West Columbia, SC

“Von, Vicki and Beverly, my heart aches for you at this time. Leigh was a beautiful young woman, inside and out. We are praying for you and hope you...Read More »
9 of 67 | Posted by: Lisa Sharrard - Columbia, SC

“I was so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. May the peace of God be with you. ”
10 of 67 | Posted by: CHERYL WILLIAMSON - North Augusta, SC

“To the Snelgrove Family, My heart breaks with your loss of such a beautiful, warm, kind young woman who I had the honor to know. Leigh brought such...Read More »
11 of 67 | Posted by: Linda Strojan - Aiken, SC

“Thinking of you and your family during this sad time.Very sorry for the loss of your daughter.Ted McManus ”
12 of 67 | Posted by: Ted McManus - North Augusta, SC

“Doris, Renate and I are so sorry to learn of your granddaughter's death. ”
13 of 67 | Posted by: James Price - Knoxville, TN

“Walter and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know we are thinking about you and your family and holding you close in our hearts.Walter...Read More »
14 of 67 | Posted by: Leonide Cousins - Irmo, SC

“Von, Vicki, Beverly, and family,We are deeply sorry for your loss. Leigh was a true, sincere, kind and genuine soula unique and unforgettable warmth....Read More »
15 of 67 | Posted by: Matt and Elizabeth Brady - SC

“Though we can't be with you today, our hearts , minds and souls are standing beside you. Please know how much we love you all and share your grief. ...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Ben New - Aiken, SC

“Judge Vicky, this is Omar Perez, I'm a retired Deputy Sheriff who used to be assigned to you whenever you served in Charleston, and I met Leigh a few...Read More »
17 of 67 | Posted by: Omar Perez - Charleston, SC

“Our deepest condolences for your entire family. Our daughter was touched so deeply by your daughter, as her teacher at AMHS. Katie's favorite. We met...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Yvette DeMaria - Johns Island, SC

“Our family is wrapping yours in prayers. Such a beautiful daughter is now with the Lord and the heartbreak, well I have know word. Just know that she...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: Joyce Gamm - Wagener, SC

“Leigh was an amazing and selfless friend. I will treasure our memories as teenagers growing up in a small town. Theyre filled with lots of laughter,...Read More »
20 of 67 | Posted by: Margaret O'Connor - Aiken, SC

“Ms. Snelgrove was one of the kindest people I have ever met and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Ms. Snelgrove, thank you for...Read More »
21 of 67 | Posted by: ella Chapman - Student

“i will see you in the morning light,and miss you on those lonely nights.your voice will be a lovely song;a tune i'll replay all day long.i'll try to...Read More »
22 of 67 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences for the family. Prayers. ”
23 of 67 | Posted by: Donna Stokes - West Columbia, SC

“Dear Vickie , Von and Beverly Our deepest and most profound prayers are with each of you. We hope and prayfor Gods hands to be with you each minute...Read More »
24 of 67 | Posted by: Brian Minnick - Marietta, GA

“My prayers are with you and your family. ”
25 of 67 | Posted by: Tasha Golston - Columbia, SC

“Von, Vickie, and Beverly, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your faith bring you strength in the difficult...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: Lori Vaught - St. Helena Island, SC

“Vickie, Von, Beverly, Doris, and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad time. I know she will be missed by so...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Jamie Johnson Mabry - Aiken, SC

“Ms. Snelgrove, is a completely irreplaceable soul. From her never ending cheerfulness to her incredible determination, there is truly no other person...Read More »
28 of 67 | Posted by: Bea Wilson

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the loss of Ms. Snelgrove. I did not know her or the family but I had a sister to pass away with a...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: Dreamer McMurray - West Columbia, SC

“Expressing my heart felt deep sympathy and prayers for family & friends ”
30 of 67 | Posted by: Marilyn & Skyler Ericson - Aiken, SC

“Leigh touched the heart and mind of my son with her passion for science and her compassion for all her students. He will carry the light of her being...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Toni Gourdie - Charleston, SC

“I love you Mrs. Snelgrove. You have been more than a teacher for me. Thank you for being an amazing friend and teacher! ”
32 of 67 | Posted by: Avantika Naidu - Mount Pleasany, SC

“I pray that the family will be able to find peace somehow. Sometimes words just do not seem enough. Love from my family to yours. ”
33 of 67 | Posted by: GAIL TOOLE - AIKEN, SC

“May God bless you and hold you close and comfort you with memories of the happy years you shared, and the promise of a glorious reunion one day. ...Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: Carolyn Matthews - Columbia, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
35 of 67 | Posted by: Jeanne Norris - Aiken, SC

“Vicki, Von, & family:I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
36 of 67 | Posted by: Steve Walls - Lexington, SC

“There is nothing one can do or say in a time such as this, but we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and hearts, John & Lorette (your...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: John & Lorette Hamilton-Robinson - SC

“I can not find the words to express our sympathy but know we pray that you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you during this difficult time. As...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Bob & Debbie Hiergesell - WA

“My heart breaks for the Snelgrove family, friends and students who were close to Leigh. To lose someone so young and vibrant is a tragedy, to lose a...Read More »
39 of 67 | Posted by: Joy Sullivan - West Columbia, SC

“I'm very sorry to hear of Leigh's passing. May you find comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering. Prayers are with you all. ”
40 of 67 | Posted by: Christee Johnson - Windsor, SC

“Condolences to her family and friends! So terrible to hear of her passing. ”
41 of 67 | Posted by: Paul deHolczer

“Our thoughts and prayers are you. ”
42 of 67 | Posted by: Dwight and Julia Davis - SC

“Lynn and I are so sorry to hear about the death of your daughter. We cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow. We attend St. Paul's Lutheran Church...Read More »
43 of 67 | Posted by: Carole Anderson - Aiken, SC

“Vicki and Von and Beverly, I am heartbroken for you and your family. I know that Leigh had grown into a loving young woman and a great teacher, and...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Susan Elder - Aiken, SC - friend

“Judge Snelgrove:You and your family have my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I will keep you and the family in prayer. ”
45 of 67 | Posted by: Sharlayne (Bellamy) Donnelly - SC

“Leigh was always so kind and full of laughs. She was always down for a good time and I loved our trips to the beach house! Not a mean bone in her...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Caitlin Skipper - Charlotte, NC

“Dear Vicki and family,I will be praying for your family and friends. Always keep her memories alive in your heart.Nelle Bonnett Tyler ”
47 of 67 | Posted by: Nelle Bonnett Tyler - Williston, SC

“I'll always remember Leigh being super positive and always upbeat. She was a beautiful ray of light and always kind and joyous. ”
48 of 67 | Posted by: Samone Dicks - NAPERVILLE, IL

“We love Leigh and the entire Snelgrove/Johnson family. Leigh was blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, close-knit family and to be able to share...Read More »
49 of 67 | Posted by: Jean Skiles - Tucson, AZ - Friend

“Dear Von and Vickie, I am very deeply saddened to hear of Leigh's illness and passing. I recall Leigh as an exceptionally bright young lady...Read More »
50 of 67 | Posted by: James McLeod - Camden, SC

“The death of a child through a parents' eyes is one of the most devastating horrors in their lifetime. My heart aches for your pain. A family is...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Mary WILLIAMS (HARMON) - Aiken, SC


52 of 67 | Posted by: George & Tracy Hoshell - SC

“I am heartbroken over this news. Leigh was a bright and wonderful student in Wofford College's German program. I know that, as a student, she touched...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: Kirsten Krick-Aigner - SC

“I was so sad to hear about Leigh. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I love you all ”
54 of 67 | Posted by: Roberta Burkhart - Martinez, GA

“Dear Von and Vicki,I am sending my love and prayers to you during this tough time.To lose a child has to be the hardest suffering.Leigh leaves the...Read More »
55 of 67 | Posted by: Richard Lacy - Columbia, SC

“Words are inadequate at best. My heart goes out to you all. Prayers and love. ”
56 of 67 | Posted by: Anne McClearen - Hendersonville, NC

“Ms. Snelgrove was one of the happiest and peppiest people I know. She always made our biology honor class fun in the morning. Even after her class,...Read More »
57 of 67 | Posted by: Ketin S - Columbia, SC - student

“Ms. Snelgrove was my daughter's favorite teacher at AMHS. The moment I met her, I could feel her energy and kindness. Our family is so sorry for your...Read More »
58 of 67 | Posted by: Kelli Brown - Chas, SC - Student

“Dear Snelgrove Family,As a parent and a teacher, my heart aches for you and the loss of your lovely child and sister. I am sure that there are many...Read More »
59 of 67 | Posted by: Jim Sheehan - Aiken, SC

“Mrs. Snelgrove, regardless of how she felt, every day, came into class and was a beacon of positivity, joy, kindness, and general inspiration. Every...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: William T - Student

“Ma. Snelgrove helped me through a lot. She was more than a teacher to me and she was and will remain to be, one of the greatest people God has let in...Read More »
61 of 67 | Posted by: Niya Sanders - Columbia, SC

“Ms. Snelgrove was passionate about her work and definitely the best teacher I ever had. I knew her for a relatively short time, but she has made a...Read More »
62 of 67 | Posted by: Catherine Santos - SC - Student

“Leigh was such an amazing person and one of the most genuine people I've ever met. She truly blessed everyone who had the privilege of knowing her....Read More »
63 of 67 | Posted by: Allison Watson - North Charleston, SC

“My love and prayers are with the family. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Bonnie Brisbane - Richmond, TX

“Ms. Snelgrove was my Biology teacher at Academic Magnet. I truly cannot put into words the impact that she had not only on me but also on the dozens...Read More »
65 of 67 | Posted by: Oliver Abar - Charleston, SC

“While my son had her as his Biology teacher for a short time this year, he loved her. She engaged students in their learning and pursuit of deeper...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: Lisa Cuff - Student

“Leigh must have been an amazing young lady! We send our love and deepest sympathies to her family ”
67 of 67 | Posted by: Gail McLain - Aiken, SC


Leigh Johnson Snelgrove, 31, of North Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at her home after a recent diagnosis of glioblastoma. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Academic Magnet High School, 5109-A West Enterprise Street, North Charleston at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

Leigh was born January 10, 1989 in Aiken, South Carolina, daughter of Von Pope Snelgrove and Vicki Ruby Johnson Snelgrove. She grew up in Aiken and was a graduate of Aiken High School. She graduated with a BA in Biology and German from Wofford College in 2011 and subsequently attained a M.A.T. from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with honors. Leigh was an AP Biology & Honors teacher. She taught at White Knoll High School, A.C. Flora High School and last taught at the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston. Leigh inspired her students, their parents and her fellow teachers and everyone who entered her classroom. She made a difference & touched so many in a positive manner. Leigh's kindness was unsurpassed. Even her doctors recognized her science knowledge and talked with her in their language.

Leigh is survived by her parents, her sister, Beverly Snelgrove, her grandmother, Doris Johnson; uncles, Todd Johnson, Brad Johnson and Keith Snelgrove; aunts, Paige Johnson, Risse Snelgrove and Susie Johnson; cousins, Gray Johnson, Stuart Johnson, Scott Johnson, Kristin Snelgrove, Jana Snelgrove and Cherie Schooley. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, B. Henderson Johnson, Jr. and VonLeigh O. Snelgrove, her grandmother, Anne P. Snelgrove and her uncle, Barry H. Johnson. Leigh is also survived by amazing and supportive friends - #teamleigh.

Memorials may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631 or Academic Magnet High School, 5109-A West Enterprise Street, North Charleston, SC, 29405.