Lenny was born in Kingston Jamaica on April 13th, 1931 to Harold and Iris Wilmot Henriques. His siblings were Hermine, Keith, Ethel, and Clover.
He attended Calabar Elementary School and Kingston Technical High School before starting his first job at Tower Isle Hotel in St. Mary. After a few years he went to work at the Jamaica Agricultural Society in Kingston where he stayed until he migrated to England in 1961.
In London, he worked at the London Subway System, “The Tube”, for roughly two years. He then migrated to the United States. In New York City, he attended New York RCA Institute where he received certification for Air Conditioning and Electronics. Thereafter, Leonard worked at RCA as a television technician. In 1970, he began working at New York Telephone Company as a telephone lineman. Lenny went on to work there for over twenty years and retired in 1991.
Lenny married (Junction’s own) Muriel Simpson in 1971, in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, New York. In 1984, they moved to the town of Hempstead in nearby Long Island, New York. Their final relocation was to Tampa, Florida in 2002.
Lenny was an ardent sports fan. He especially loved soccer, football and basketball. He also loved playing dominoes, (and was very good at it). In his younger years he played soccer and participated in weightlifting and bodybuilding.
Lenny also loved to entertain friends and family. He often had gatherings at his home, playing dominoes or watching sports on TV, eating, drinking, playing good music and having serious (sometimes heated) discussions on various topics of the day.
To have met Leonard is to know that he was a man who always spoke his mind. While he would often discuss politics, political correctness was not much of his concern. To him, argument was an art form. Leonard was a generous person, who would force food and drink on any guest, whether newcomer or frequent repeat visitor.
A hard worker, Leonard toiled with his hands and was proud of his work. Lenny would leave the house each morning before everyone and be the last to return home each day. This aided him in making the decision to retire as soon as possible!
He remained knowledgeable with current events and popular culture more than the average +90-year-old. Lenny knew music from Rocksteady to Rihanna and everything in between.
Lastly, Lenny was a humorous person. His laugh was uncanny and ‘a good time for all’ was always his main objective. Good company, food, drink, music, laughs, competition, and a cigar would make his day. With this being said, he lived many good days.
Leonard is survived by his wife Muriel: his sons David, Jason, and Michael: his grandchildren Matthew, Jonell, Gabrielle, Cornell, and Michelle; his daughters -in-law Mary and Vedell; his sister Clover Lindo: his nieces Kerry Paul, Judi Lindo, Patricia Chen, Spring Strickland, and Lisa Ricketts; his nephews Wayne Green and Karl Chen.
For The Late
SUNRISE: 4/13/1931-- SUNSET: 1/6/2024
To Be Held At The
SEAVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
BULL SAVANNAH DIST., ST ELIZABETH
On Saturday JANUARY 27, 2024
PASTOR PAUL NEIL
SIS. JENNIFER LINTON
BRO. ROJAY SIMPSON
BRO. TREVOR MITCHELL
‘I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE”
INTERMENT FOLLOWS IN THE FAMILY PLOT, CHOCOLATE HOLE, JUNCTION