Leigh was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James William and Hazel W. Faulconer; her maternal grandparents, Jesse F. and Cloetta M. Robinson; an uncle, David John Robinson with whom she shared a birthday; and also her beloved Corgi, Gracie.
Leigh was a 1987 graduate of Spotsylvania High School. Following her graduation from Virginia Tech in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, Leigh went on to earn a Master of Science, Family and Child Development at Virginia Tech in 1994 and in 1998 a Master’s in Social Work from Radford University. She dedicated over 25 years of service to her adopted home in the New River Valley Region as a medical social worker at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She served as an assessment specialist, CONNECT, at Carillon St. Albans Behavioral Health, and over 10 years as a hospice social worker with Carilion Clinic Hospice, New Century Hospice in Wytheville, and lastly at Blue Ridge Cancer Care in Blacksburg. Leigh was a member of Lifeline Church, Christiansburg.
She was born on June 9, 1969, in Fredericksburg, Va., to James A. and Mary R. Faulconer. Including her parents, Leigh is survived by a brother, James V. Faulconer (Kelly), a niece, Alexandria L. Faulconer (Tate) and a sister Jamie L. Faulconer. Her Spotsylvania County family includes many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service for Leigh will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Lifeline Christiansburg, 100 W. Main Street, Christiansburg.