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Leon "Lee" C. Raiford, Jr.

July 14, 1940 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 78)

Leon “Lee” C. Raiford, Jr., 78, of Rockford passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. Born July 14, 1940 in Albany, NY to Leon C. and Jeanette (Bunker) Raiford, Sr. Served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Married Teresa Ewen on March 8, 1980 in Rockford, they owned and operated Photo Emporium. Lee enjoyed Harley’s, camping, bluegrass festivals and rock music. He also enjoyed all aspects of photography, building computers and going to casinos. Lee was known for being intelligent, adventurous, curious, innovative and a handyman supreme.

Survivors include wife, Terry Raiford; children, Jeff (Da) Raiford, Karen Mueller, Michka (Janna) Bailey; grandchildren, Christopher, Alex, Katie; siblings, Steve, Eric, Kris; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents. A special thank you to Mercyhealth at Home, especially Stephanie and the Mercy Cancer Center.

Per Lee’s wishes no services are to be held at this time. A celebration of life is to be held at a later date.

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