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Ronnie Fleming

DREW - Ronnie Glenn Fleming, age 62, of Drew, MS, passed away on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at the King Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, MS.

Visitation will be held Saturday August 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Sunday August 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held Sunday August 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery. Reverends David Lutz, Jim Lutz will officiate the service.

Ronnie was born on August 20, 1953 to J. F. and Theda (Helms) Fleming in Drew, MS. He graduated from North Sunflower Academy in 1972 and attended Mississippi Delta Community College. He married Debbie Palmer Fleming on May 19, 1978 in Drew, MS. Ronnie retired as a lieutenant officer from the Mississippi State Department of Corrections in Parchman after 25 years of service. After his retirement he has been the pastor of First Bible Church in Drew for the past 18 years,as was a former headmaster at Heritage Christian Academy were he played a major roll in influencing many young lives. Ronnie was an astute Bible Scholar; he enjoyed reading the Word daily. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening and mowing yards. His greatest passion was loving his family and his church family.
He was preceded in death by his father J. F. Fleming and daughter Jennifer Fleming.

Ronnie is survived by wife of 37 years, Debbie Palmer Fleming of Drew, MS. Daughter, Julie and husband Michael Moffat of Palatine, IL. Mother, Theda Helms Fleming of Drew, MS Brother, Tommy and wife Janney Fleming of Drew, MS. Brother, Jerry and wife Pam Fleming of Sunflower, MS. Brother, Donald and wife Josie Fleming of Drew, MS. Sister, Eva Koenigsknecht of Lansing, MI. Sister, Joyce Merchant of Lansing, MI. Sister, Patricia Rogers of Indianola, MS. Grandchildren, Micah and Jennifer Moffat of Palatine, IL and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jeffery Fleming, Jeremy Fleming, Kevin Rogers, Marshall Baldwin, Blake Moon and Daniel Ceja. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Rogers, Tom Fleming, Steven Rogers, Mike Holiday and Anthony Fleming.

Memorials may be made to Ronnie's Go Fund Me account or to Planters Bank c/o Julie Moffat or Alicia Chandler.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Mr. Fleming was my neighbor, he always had a warm smile, and kind word for you. May he rest in eternal peace. Michelle Fedrick

Michelle Fedrick - August 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have known this man since I was 4 or 5 years old. He was the most kind hearted man I know. He would always make you laugh no matter how bad the situation was. He will always be a cherished memory of my childhood. He is in heaven now, and he rejoicing. Love you Bro. Ronnie

michelle harrison - August 30, 2015 at 02:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Cleveland Funeral Home - August 29, 2015 at 10:37 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My one true love....from the moment I saw you, I fell in love...it was a while before we started dating, but then we married and started our small family...two beautiful daughters whom I know you were very proud of and close to. When Jen was sick for so long you were her medicine man. You knew when they were due and exactly what she took, so that burden was taken off of me at the time. We lost her way too soon, and then Julie married and started her family. Your first and only grandson was so special to you. Yall had that bond that nothing could break. You were Micah's buddy and always will be. Then your only granddaughter came along...she was special too...I know sometimes you weren't sure when she wanted hugs and kisses but that didn't faze her at all. She would climb in her lap and say, "Pappa, tell me a story...." She loved you with all her heart. I know the day you passed away the grandkids wanted to go into the ER room to see you before we left Yazoo hospital and we were hesitant to let them see you, not being sure they would understand. But they asked again and again, and so the nurse let me take them back to where you were. They kissed you and told you they loved you and then came out and cried. Tonight on the way home from Mamma's Jennifer said, Mimi, thank you for taking us back there and letting us see Pappa." I said, "Your welcome sweetheart." I guess it did make an impact on them and I am glad they were allowed to go see there pappa again. You have been a wonderful mentor to so many of the students at the school through the years, and the school trips we took for International Competition were something the girls and I looked forward to every year. We miss you greatly at home, there is no one for us to take care of and things are not the same! I have always felt a part of your family and love them as my own. Your brothers and sisters have been there for Granny along with the rest of family, and she is handling it like the trooper she is. We know you are celebrating with the family members who are in Heaven and I know Jennifer is by your side....Miss you sweetheart and wished we could have had many more years together. That had been our goal all along! I love you ...things will not be the same without you...love, your wife, Debbie Jo.

Debbie Palmer Fleming - August 29, 2015 at 12:59 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Debbie it always showed how much you and Ronnie loved each other.

Frank Broussard - August 30, 2015 at 12:42 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ronnie was a man of god, he was a good friend he always had good things to say and I always left with smile on my face after talking to him.

Robert Thompson - August 29, 2015 at 12:23 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ronnie was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all the family.

Deborah Fulgham Cowley - August 28, 2015 at 11:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ronnie was 8 years older than me and when I was a teenager he would take me and other young people from church bowling and I loved to ride to the bowling alley in his cool white Torino that he kept spotless. I am sure he told us to sit still and not touch anything lol. Eventually he started dating my sister Debbie Jo and for some reason I didn't get to ride in his cool car much any more, go figure.He was a friend from my youth and my brother-in-law for the last thirty-eight years and he will be missed by so many. I know though he is having a ball with JJ right now and I am happy that Ronnie is not suffering and JJ has her dad with her until we all join them when our time comes.

Alan Palmer - August 28, 2015 at 09:47 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so glad that I have gotten to know bro Ronnie and he watched me grow up from being a little girl to a woman and I'm so glad that he gavee the opportunity to come back after 13 years and get my high school diploma. Thanks bro Ronnie for that privilege it meant the world to me and my parents.

Montana Fausnight Barnes - August 28, 2015 at 09:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Living Hope Bible Church, Roselle IL purchased the Sentiments of Serenity Spray for the family of Ronnie Fleming.

Living Hope Bible Church, Roselle IL - August 27, 2015 at 04:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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