Harry Bertram McCleave III

Published 10:44 am Thursday, February 8, 2024

Services for Harry Bertram McCleave III were held at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.

Interment was held immediately following the service at Brady Cemetery in Prentiss. Visitation was held beginning at 1:45 p.m., prior to the service.

Harry Bertram McCleave III, age 81, of Brandon went to be with the Lord at Merit Health Rankin Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.

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He was the son-in-law of the late Thedis Chance of Prentiss.

Bert, as he was affectionately known, had battled non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the past 27 years.

In 2017 he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and passed away due to complications of that disease.

Bert was a graduate of Murrah High School in Jackson and attended Louisiana State University.

He graduated from Mississippi State University where he majored and received a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture.

In the early days of his professional career, he worked for both private and public sector clients in the design of planning of subdivisions, parks, housing complexes, shopping centers, golf courses, historical redevelopment projects, commercial facilities, and residences.

He also authored and co-authored studies on land planning, urban beautification, community and regional planning, central business district redevelopment programs, open space planning, and water quality management products.

His later career consisted of the landscape and design of swimming pools.

Bert loved his church, First Baptist of Jackson, and served as an usher and a greeter for many years, health permitting.

Bert was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Bertram McCleave Jr. and Ila Ford McCleave. He is survived by his wife Sheila McCleave, his three children Christopher Lee McCleave (Stacy), Russtin Frazier McCleave (Jessica) and Allyson McCleave Soldani (Tony), and five grandchildren, Emma Sol-dani, T.J. Soldani, Sophie McCleave, Norah McCleave, and Cian McCleave. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Donna Frazier McCleave Perkins.

The family requests donations may be made in Bert’s memory to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030, or the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave. Suite 902, New York, New York, 10018.