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William "Skip" Jennings Cleveland III

December 26, 1953October 12, 2021

William "Skip"Jennings Cleveland III, age 67, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Skip had a passion for his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling in the camper, being retired, and living life to the fullest. Skip was an active Masonic Member, where he served as Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master, and Past Worshipful Master. He belonged to Ascension Lodge No. 251; Ascension Chapter No. 49 and Washington 5 Chapter No. 57; Carle L. Jackson Council No. 56 and Baton Rouge 11 Council No. 22; and Plains Commandery No. 11 and a member of UA Local 198 for twenty one years.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of twenty six years, Andrea "Andi" Willis Cleveland; four children, Kelly Bevens (Allen), Christine Cleveland, Sarah Hicks (AJ), and William "Scooter" Cleveland IV; six grandchildren, Jared and Jenna Bevens, Luci and JJ Hicks, Kaitlyn and Luke Jennings Cleveland; mother, Jean Cleveland; three siblings, Steven Cleveland (Stacy), Mark Cleveland (Cindy), and Margaret De Alcuaz (Luis); mother-in-law, Milda "Blue" Sotile and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Garrick Cleveland; his father, William J. Cleveland Jr. and his in laws, Anthony Sotile Jr. and Mildred "Black" Burleigh.

A memorial service is pending at this time.

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William "Skip" Jennings Cleveland III

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Tammy Hemstad

October 15, 2021

Andi - I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Skip. Camping won't be the same but the memories you have created with him will be treasured forever. Hugs my friend.

Nancy Kornrumpf

October 14, 2021

I am so heartbroken for you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers always, my dear friend. Camping won’t be the same at Thanksgiving without seeing you and Skip. Such beautiful memories to treasure forever. Big hugs,

Gina Butler

October 14, 2021

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. You will always be in my heart and prayers my friend.

Prayers and Love,
Gina Gauthreaux Butler

Pat Hif

October 13, 2021

Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Skip. However, I am so thankful that he made my friend so very happy! Rest in peace, Skip!
Pat Perret Hof

Misty Palermo

October 13, 2021

Even though it has been quite sometime since we have seen one another you have and always will live in my heart. Uncle Skip or Pippy was one of the kindest, sweetest and gentle men I knew. You will be missed.

Your niece,
Misty Palermo