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Monday July 29th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thomas Lee Courtney, III

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 www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I miss you old buddy. We sure shared many great times together. I think we found the Mississippi River in the good old jeep days and our own Camp Shelby and the woods at Donaldson Point as our greatest venues of peace and joy. We may do that again when it is my time to join you.

David Adams Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all the family for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers...May God Bless You
I will always remember Tommys kind heart, laughter and jokes. My Dear Friend R.I.P.

Joy Ebbert Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

Ricky and the Courtney family, I would like to share my condolence for the loss of your brother and loved one. Tommy was always so helpful to my mother and me when she needed storm doors for her home. He will be missed.

Tommy Taylor Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers to the Courtney family. May God wrap his arms around you all and provide you comfort.

Dawn Thornton Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A Tender Thoughts was sent on July 28, 2019

My love and deepest sympathies. Dennis (Butch) Sanders

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear the news of Tommys passing. I have such wonderful memories of his sense of humor and his wonderful laugh. He and Richard would make me laugh like no other. He was a wonderful musician from way back. RIP Tommy.

Susie Bassie Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

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