Jesse Thomas Neeley

November 9, 1943 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 74)


Jesse Thomas Neeley, Sr. 74, of Covert, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. He was born November 9, 1943 to Thomas and Sylvia (Laws) Neeley in Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his wife Dorlene Neeley who passed in 2017 and 17 brothers and sisters.

Jesse is survived by his children – Jesse Neeley, Jr. and Joyce (Donald) Burse, siblings – Jane Kellum of Lincoln Park, Illinois and Ada Smith of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and granddaughter – Elizabeth Davis-Burse.


Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Duane Jones officiating. Jesse will be laid to rest next to his wife at Fish Cemetery in Covert Township. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guestbook at

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.

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