Obituary: Jimmie Christian Leu


Jimmie Christian Leu, 81, was born on October 1, 1942 in Houston, Texas and passed away on March 25, 2024 in Arab, Alabama. She went by many names, Jimmie, Mom, Nana, Lala, and all were spoken with love.  
She was preceded in death by her mother Floy Kelly, father Jimmie Christian, sisters Alma Jean, Helen, Joyce, and Lula Belle, and her son Christopher Leu.  
Though she has gone to be with them in the afterlife, she will continue to be loved and cherished by her husband of 61 years Carey Leu, daughters Renee (Byron) James and Michelle (Dave) Wentland, DIL Stacey Leu, 7 grandchildren, family, and friends.  
Jimmie was born and raised in Texas, and had an adventurous spirit which led her to spend many of her days traveling the world with her husband. The little things we love in life help paint a picture of who we are, and we will remember her like one of the Thomas Kinkade paintings she loved so much, beautiful and intricate. These unique intricacies are what we will always remember that made her the special person she was. When we see a bowling alley or play card games with family, we will remember all the time spent watching her strike up a good game and her love for good competition. Flip flops in the summer (or even in the winter) and a top down convertible will remind us of her free spirit. We will always find peace remembering the serenity she would have while reading a good book or working through a crossword puzzle. We will feel her love when we see a yellow rose or something that is red, her favorite color and perfect representation of her fiery personality and passionate nature. Of course we could never forget the hippo in the room; a quirky favorite animal befitting such a special human. Her lovely singing, joyous laugh, happy smile, and unending love will continue to live on in our hearts forever. 
There will be a memorial service at Eidson Chapel in Holly Pond on April 6th at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. Following her wishes, Jimmie was cremated and her ashes will be scattered in Utah where her son’s ashes are scattered. 
We ask that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.