Student, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, 1987.
Bank teller, 1st City Bank, Newport News, Virginia, 1977-1982; administrative assistant, Virginia National Bank, Newport News, 1982-1984; branch manager, 1st American Bank Virginia, Newport News, 1984-1991; assistant vice president, 1st American Bank Virginia, Newport News, since 1991.
Treasurer Alternatives/Drug Abuse, Newport News and Hampton, 1986-1988, board directors, since 1986. Cabinet member United Way, Newport News, 1988. Member ways and means committee Democratic Organization, since 1987.
Secretary Denbigh Little League, 1974-1976. President local Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1973, Block Mother's Prevention Against Child Abuse, 1967-1969. Board directors Democratic City Committee, 1992.
Member American Institute Banking (chief consul 1986, award 1987, vice president since 1990, board directors 1991, chairman child abuse 1992), Exchange Club (president James River chapter since 1990).
Married Wayne Leigh; children: Robert Wayne, Shari Leigh, Rodney Victor. Married Jerry Ellsworth Ward. 1 child, Jerry E. Junior.