Leah Hampton

Leah Hampton (Hampton)

March 17, 1932 - April 24, 2020
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Leah Hampton, born Bobby Jene Hampton March 17, 1932, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Robert Hampton and Ona Montgomery, died April 24, 2020, at Trinity Village Medical Center. She was better known as “Shug” to her family and friends. Bobby Jene graduated from Memphis Tech in 1950. According to the yearbook her philosophy was “To have everything I like as long as I live and live as long as I like.”

Bobby Jene legally changed her name to Leah in 1979, while living in Los Angeles. She lived briefly in Florida, New York, and Las Vegas before settling in Los Angeles. She returned to Pine Bluff in 1993.

Leah had a passion for dancing that began early in life with her sister, Betty Sue. They performed locally in the Pine Bluff area. Leah also taught dance and pursued a career in dance in New York and Las Vegas. Most of her life and professional career was in Hollywood in television. She worked at Hanna-Barbera and later was the Assistant to the Producer on shows such as “Barney Miller.”

Leah had a passion for life and believed in living it to the fullest. She was full of fire and passion. Her Mother called it “Spit and Vinegar.”

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Charles Lee Triplett of Pine Bluff; her three nephews, Charles Triplett of Culpeper, Virginia, Thomas Triplett of Springdale, Arkansas, and David Triplett of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Ms. Hampton was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Betty Sue Triplett.

Due to COVID-19 crisis no service is planned at this time. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home.
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Posted at 10:24pm
I got to be around ms Leah for two yrs while my dad was at the nursing home and she was so full of life and seemed to be always happy and on the go up and down the halls. Wish I had known her in her younger days and would have liked to have seen more about her life in the obituary. I’m sure you had some interesting story to share about her. God bless those that loved her.
Ramona Green

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