James “Jim” Robert LeRoy, age 42, of Virginia Beach passed May 20, 2019. James was born in Chandler, Arizona, to Robert and JoAnne LeRoy on February 15, 1977. He is survived by his parents, Robert and JoAnne of Virginia Beach, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Marc Sisino of Virginia Beach, VA; brother and sister-in-law, David and Carli LeRoy of San Diego, CA; nephew and nieces, Austin, Alexis, Harbor, and Haven
Jim worked as an automobile dealer in the Hampton Roads area for 15 years. He played college football for Arizona State University and pursued professional and semi-pro football opportunities.
James will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, and friend. He loved all sports, especially football and the Denver Broncos. Jim’s heart was gold and he was a gregarious man that lit up a room.
Today, I cry tears that mean a hundred things at once, happy and sorrowful and desperate and hopeful. I trust You to sort them out as You catch them, to hear and answer each prayer they represent.
I cry for those of us left behind, for the lonely ones with hollows in our hearts. I ask You to comfort us, give peace, restore hope, and lavish us with love, family, and belonging. In the depths of loss, meet us with Yourself.
I cry for the legacy this loved one leaves, for the ways the world has been made different by their presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful and more painful on this side of death. And I pray that the work You have accomplished in this remarkable life will grow deeper, wider, and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by a weak opponent like death.
I cry for those who haven’t yet accepted Your invitation into eternal life, for those who grieve without hope today. I pray for awakening in their hearts, for a stirring that draws to You. I pray for more attendees at the grand reunion scheduled in the coming eternity.
I cry for all the ways the world has gone wrong, and for all the ways You’re making it right again. I ask that You make me part of Your work in bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.
I cry knowing You are here with me. And because You are here, even my tears have meaning.
Condolences may be offered at www.altmeyerfh.com.