Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maiden, Leon Albert, 38

(Updated 19 Aug 2008, Map)

Leon Albert Maiden, 38 (8.083).
  • Date:13 Aug 2008, 10:07 pm
  • Location: Landover Road, 7700 block, 20785 (442).
  • Shot during attempted carjacking
  • Victim's address: Hil-Mar Drive, 6500 block, 20747 (214).
  • Sources:
  • Obituary: Post, 19 Aug 2008 (Online for 90 days).

    Leon Albert Maiden Sr. (Age 38)
    Suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, 2008. Survived by wife, Dianne Pinkney-Maiden; mother, Delora Maiden; father, Charles Hester; four children, Leon, Jr. and Lechelle Maiden, Dovon Jones, Dyante Battle; one sister, Shalika Maiden; two nieces, Antonicia Maiden and Jada Jefferson; one nephew, Quondo Lovelace and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing Wednesday, August 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Greater Divine Faith Church, 2020 Rhode Island Ave. NE and Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m. until service, 11 a.m. at Righteous Church of God, 616 56th St. NE. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Services by BACON FUNERAL HOME
    Published in The Washington Post on 8/19/2008


  1. Leon:

    This is your mother. I miss you so much, but I know you are in heaven with Ma and Pop. They will take good care of you until I get there with you. Just remember, I love you with all my heart.

  2. {YOUR SON} man i still dont believe u dead it just aint hit me yet but i do miss u a whole lot im just askin u to watch over me u and God help me make the right descions in life so wen i do die i can end up wit u i sware 2 God i love u so much i would have never thought in a million years that u would be gone yea but im doin aight i almost had a lil child but the girl had a misscarraige i was goin tell it all about u but everything happen for a reason and shelly she doin okay to but she really need u i can tell bcuz she not really makin some good choices right now not sayin that im perfect but u can just tell that she need a father figure my mother told me that i gotta be that now i tried but it seem like she dont listen (u no her) but i guess i just gotta try harder. and my mother she doin aight to keep tryin do this pre paid legal stuff and still the same crazy lady. i havent been really talkin to grandma like that but somebody just told my mother she was down alanta for her bday an they had found one of the people who killed you and diane we dont talk to her either i no u probaly want us to bu it aint goin happen sorry to tell u but she crazy and my mother crazy too (u pick the wrong ones) and to crazy people together dont mix but my other grandmother doin aight (peanut) she goin threw a little things wit traE but she doin aight and u no trae just got locked up to but he should be coming home today matter of a fact but aight daddy im i school im goin holla at u later... your son... i love you so much and i miss u to u later

  3. I still cry alot. I really don't talk to anybody about it cause I figure people may feel that I should be over it. However, I realize today that you are the Father of my children. The only two children we both have. No matter what occured btwn us we took good care of our children together. I remembeer like yesterday when I was pregnant and when I gave birth to Leon and Lechelle Maiden. You were there from the beginning to the very end. Often times my friends would tease me as if we were still together because although we broke up long ago-you still never ever left your son and daughter. I have a couple jackets that lil Leon wore of yours, he still has some of your boxers, and Lechelle refuses to throw away anything "her father brought her. I'll never forget this summer when Chellie cut her finger and called me at Ms. Johnson's house. I said, you'll be fine tell your grandmother she'll help you. BUT SHE called you and you came running with neosporin, bandaids, peroxide and all that stuff, running to her rescue. Even today when she comes on she misses you because you treated her like a little princess. Our daughter is really a daddy's little girl. Oh and one of the last things I recall is how you came running to help me qualify for Executive Director throughout the month of July. You said, "weren't you in this thing way before me, well you got to have Faith and believe God. So in your memory, I will fight for the financial freedom of our children through Prepaid Legal Services Inc. and start a scholarship in your name. And I know that deep in your heart you never stopped loving me. I do and will always love you too. I want to say thanks for trusting me to finish raising our children w/o you here. Ticia

  4. Hey Baby!

    This is your Mother (LOL)! I have been missing you more and more and lately, since reading what my grandson is still going thru, I hurt even more because I don't know how to help him and Shelley. I want them to know that no matter what, they can come to me whenever. I love them more than life itself and want to be there for them, but don't know exactly how. Please touch their hearts and let them know how much they mean to me and I will always be here for anything they may need. I know you are looking down on us and doing all you can to take care of us but I need to know that the kids know that I'm here for them for whatever they may need.

    I will come to see you soon, but in the meantime, know that I love and miss you so much. Liki, James, Antonicia (Lunchbox LOL) and Jade all send their love and want me to tell you how much they love and miss you too. Auntie Yvonne and Kosi send their love and want you to say hey to Ma and Pop. Again, I love and miss you!

  5. Yvonnemaiden2004@hotmail.comThursday, March 26, 2009 11:24:00 AM

    Hey Nephew,
    Just want you know that I love you and miss you even more. I know the time is drawing near for your Bday, and I just ask for GOD's peace in knowing that you are with HIM. I often talk to Tecia, but not the kids alot(they're typical teenagers, always busy.LOL). I also keep in touch with Tracy, I'm sure she tells you hello from me and that I love you and miss you. Sorry you had to leave us so suddenly, but I stand on FAITH that "GOD makes no mistakes, and to absent from the body is to be present with the LORD." Lee, it is only by Faith that I can deal with mnot having you around. Because even tho I didn't see you much, we were diligent in calling each other for holidays, bdays, good news, bad news, and "just because." I'm hoping that the kids(Lil' Lee & Shelly) will come to realize that even tho you're not here in body, you will live on in them forever. I also want them to know that they still have a family. We're not the perfect family, but we love them as you would if you were still here. And to embrace us as we want to embrace them. Allow them a PEACE within, that will COMFORT them in times of despair,FAITH that will carry them until you meet again,and the LOVE that you have for them, to hold on to as memories to carry them on. Place upon tier hearts the yearning to know and embrace the family that they have.

    In Honor and Memory of you, Leon, I promise to do my part in all that I can to make them what you would have wanted.

    Still Loving and Missing you soooo MUCH,
    Your favorite Auntie (and one of your Bestest Friends(lol)

  6. wasup daddy wanted to say I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS U SO MUCH

  7. Hey Baby! It's been a little over a year and there has not been a day that I have not missed you with all my heart. I talk to the kids and Tisha pretty often and Shellie spent the night with me over the Labor Day holiday. That was nice! Know that I love you and miss you soooo much. Many days I wish I was with you, but I know its not time yet. Your sister sends her love and remember today is Antonicia's (Lunchbox-LOL) birthday. She's 12 now and she misses her Uncle Leon. Tell your grandmother and grandfather I said hi and I miss them too but I know they are taking care of you. ALL MY LOVE TO YOU SON!

  8. Hey Lee,
    It's your (favorite) Auntie again. Just to let you know that I think about you everyday. I miss you so very much. I try to keep up with the kids as musch as possible, but you know they're growing up and that's a hard job.
    I was in DC Labor Day and I wanted to visit you, but I didn't think my heart could take it just yet. Anyway, tell Ma, Dad, William, Poop,Mike Adams, and everybody else that you're with that they're still much love and truly missed.

    Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!!:)

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  10. Hey Baby Boy!
    It's been 4 years since you were taken away. Needless to say, I STILL MISS & LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. Tell your grandmother and grandfather and all the other friends & relatives up there with you that I said "HEY" and know that you all are still in my heart! ALL MY LOVE - YOUR MOTHER!