Leslie Nicole Blaylock

July 4, 1975 - June 11, 2020
Leslie Nicole Blaylock

Leslie Nicole Blaylock, 44, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 after a truly heroic battle with colorectal cancer. She will be greatly missed by friends and family as she was considered a ..light to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a firecracker, born on July 4, 1975 to Jean Turner Blaylock of Burlington, NC and James Wylie Blaylock Jr. (Dickie) of Hurdle Mills, NC.

In addition to her mother Jean and her father Dickie, Leslie is survived by her Grandmother Lucille Turner, 97, of Burlington, NC; her sister Jamie Blaylock Pate, brother-in-law Michael Pate and nieces Braxten, Reilly, Ellis and Stella of Wilmington, NC; her brother James Wylie Blaylock III (Trey), sister-in-law Dana Blaylock and nephew Beck of Wilmington, NC.

Leslie attended Western Alamance High School in Burlington, NC class of ‘93 and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology from The University of North Carolina Wilmington in ‘02. She stayed in Wilmington and after getting into clinical research with PPD, went on to work as a clinical manager for Syneos Health.

Leslie was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend. She loved music, dancing, family game nights, camping on the beach, nature walks in the mountains, and could gaze at a full moon for hours. A true lunar baby always laughing, singing, and telling stories. Her creativity was also impressive whether it was crocheting, making pottery, painting, fashion, or decorating. She definitely had her own since of style. She was also a yoga enthusiast turning her garage into her very own yoga studio with a dream of instructing friends and family alike.

When you think of Leslie, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Her relationships to the people she loved were individually special. She had a way of making everyone feel that they had a deep connection to her and that was her spirit. She was our light, our glue, and now our angel. Until we meet again…

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her name to www.coloncancercoalition.org under the Tribute Live Like Leslie.

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  • June 14, 2020
    Ben Szafran says:
    Leslie will certainly be missed. Her spirit was uplifting and her smile warm. I appreciated the opportunity to work with her even recently while her hopes were still high and she was herself. She has made me appreciate all that I have and to take nothing for granted. May the Lord have you in his glory in heaven.

  • July 05, 2020
    Rita Aguilar says:
    I had the great pleasure (honor) to work with Leslie as her line manager at Syneos (formerly INC). She was a beautiful and kind spirit, a true delight to so many. God has gained a genuine angel into His family in Heaven. She will be sorely missed.

  • June 18, 2020
    David Mabry says:
    Leslie was my best friend for 31 years and was really more like a sister to me! Words cannot begin to express the impact she has had on my life and forever will. We have more great memories than I could begin to count. She gave me so much joy and love in my life. Leslie was truly the one person who understood and knew me the most. I am truly blessed that she was such an important part of my life and because of her I am who I am today. She told me she would be watching out for me and I know she will as she always did on earth as well! Till we meet again Leslie! I will forever love you!

  • June 17, 2020
    Larry G. Hobbs says:
    Leslie was such a joy.Her smile would light up the room.

  • June 16, 2020
    Meredith Clark says:
    I met Leslie at Syneos, and we quickly connected while working on the same project. We remained in contact after our project was over and have been in touch more often over the last several months. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing...I will miss her. My condolences to everyone that loved her.