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Thomas Lee Courtney, III

May 15, 1953 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 66)


ROSEDALE - Thomas Lee Courtney, lll, age 66, of Rosedale, MS, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home in Rosedale.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 29, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Ken West will officiate the service.

 Tommy was born on May 15, 1953, to Thomas Lee and Marlene (Seymore) Courtney, Jr. in Cleveland, MS.   He was a retired bookkeeper with Delta Security. Tommy had also worked with Valley Bank in Rosedale, MS and managed Valley Bank in Gunnison, MS. He had worked in Water and Waste Management for the City of Rosedale and Fruit of the Loom Company. Tommy's greatest passion was playing music, primarily the drums, he had played for Grover Duke and the latest stint was with the band "Loco". Tommy was raised Episcopalian, having attended Grace Episcopal Church in Rosedale during his formative years.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father Thomas Lee Courtney, Jr.

He is survived by a son, Lee (Hannah Thompson) Courtney of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Katelyn Courtney of Cleveland, MS.  Mother, Marlene Seymore Courtney of Rosedale, MS.    Three brothers, Al Courtney of Flora, MS, Ricky Courtney of Cleveland, MS, and Jim Courtney of Memphis, MS.   He also leaves two grandchildren, Kit & Keller Stubbs of Cleveland, MS. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Earl Long, Brother Lapresto, Fred Wells, Ricky Stone, Richard Shelby, Wilson Moorhead, David Adams, and Dr. Bill Lewis.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association135 Parkinson Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305 or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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July 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cleveland Funeral Home
3463 West Highway 8
Cleveland, MS 38732

Celebration of Life
July 29, 2019

7:00 PM
Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
3463 Hwy 8
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732

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