, Salem, MA

May 15, 2013

Leona M. Belvin, 63

Salem, MA, and Mathews, VA — Leona M. Belvin, 63, of Salem, died unexpectedly Friday, May 10, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Born and raised in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of Delma (Pugh) Belvin and the late James O. Belvin, II. Leona moved to Salem from Virginia, with her young family, in 1975. She first worked for Thermal Circuit and later for Vincent Potato Chip Co., both of Salem, and for Bake & Joy Foods of Salem and in North Andover. Leona’s true avocation was for the caring of others. She was extremely devoted to her family and for those families and disabled seniors for whom she was a housekeeper, caregiver and companion. She will be greatly missed by her many friends in the greater Salem area.

She is survived by her mother, Delma Belvin of New Point, Va.; two sons, Lewis H. West, Jr. of Peabody, and Kevin M. Dion of Salem; two sisters, Brenda Hudgins of Cardinal, Va., and Janet Keith of Dutton Va.; a brother, James O. Belvin, III of Deltaville, Va.; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Tammy Sue West.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held in Mathews, Va., on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Floral tributes may be sent to the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Main Street, Mathews, VA. Assisting the family is the Levesque Funeral Home of Salem. For the guest book, please visit