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Leslie Sparks (Trott) VIEW PROFILE


Leslie Carroll Trott, 59, loving daughter and mother, passed away on October 20, 2010 at her residence. Leslie was born on April 14, 1951 in Washington, DC to Elizabeth Ann Sparks and the late James Blaine Sparks, Jr. She was a graduate of American University in Washington DC and for many years worked at the CCB Bank from which she retired as an Assistant Vice President.
She loved singing, gardening and sharing dinners with her family and friends.
Leslie was a parishioner of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a member of Duke Chapel Choir and Choral Society of Durham.
In addition to her mother Leslie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Alex Byrd, of Durham.
A private cremation service was held at Hall-Wynne Crematory.
Friends may visit from 6:00–8:00 pm, Tuesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham.
Leslie took great joy in her companion dog Heather.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704 or one of your choice.
The Trott family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online obituaries Select Obituaries.

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11/10/10 08:34 PM #1    

James L. Kaler, Jr, Esq.

Another Wood Acres classmate passes on. It seems impossible that a lifetime has passed since those days of air raids & Hot Shoppes.

Leslie was a gentle, goodhearted soul, always friendly. It was nice just seeing her around. I remember her more from Wood Acres & Western, than Whitman. I'm sorry that I didn't look her up or contact her in connection W/ the reunion.

Does anyone know the cause of death?

Very sad. Gone, but fondly remembered.      Jim K

03/21/11 05:07 PM #2    

Clint Miller

As another Wood Acres classmate, I agree with everything Jim said about Leslie... She was always nice, always kind, always friendly; I was saddened to see that she had passed away, and embarrassed that it took me until now to scroll down through the classmates for updates and find the sad news. Leslie, you're part of my Wood Acres and Western memories, too.

05/25/14 01:50 PM #3    

Kathy Keller (Graves)

I'm so far behind all of you in keeping up with our classmates but will try and do better.  I am so sad to learn iof Leslie's passing.  She was my best friend in 7th and 8th grade at Western.  I spent many happy hours at her house and I still have the friendship ring that her father made for us.  Even though we went in different directions in  high school, I am so grateful for the good times we shared.

05/26/14 11:07 AM #4    

Victoria Brown (Crawford)

I am also so sorry to hear of Leslie's passing. She was such a kind and gentle soul. She lived up the street from me and we would walk together often to Western. I remember lots of laughing and kicking leaves. Her mom took good care of me too....I always had milk on my face from breakfast and she would bring me in and clean me up :). I'm so grateful that I had the chance to know you Leslie.

06/10/14 09:33 PM #5    

James M. Orsinger

So sorry to hear of Leslie's death. What a dear soul. I wish I had said goodbye to someone who made me laugh so much, back in the day.

06/11/15 02:07 PM #6    

Peter F. Holzberg

I remember seeing the notice of her death recently, but neglected to comment--I fell bad about that.  Sparky and I were friends at WWHS (I went to Pyle JH).  We had some good old party times and I remember the fun we had as she chaffeured me around in her dad's 1966 dark green barricula convertible with that monster 318 V-8 engine that flied like the wind.  RIP, Sparky-- we miss you

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