Jerrold Darnell Cleveland, Sr.

  • Born: December 8, 1967
  • Died: October 6, 2018
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jerrold Darnell Cleveland Sr., 50, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Holland Hospital.

Jerrold was born December 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Wright and Sherron Cleveland. He graduated from Thornton High School. Jerrold moved to Holland, Michigan, and he married Viola Jackson-Cleveland in 1998. Jerrold was currently working at worked at Sherwin Williams. Jerrold and Viola have three children, Charelle, Josephine Richards, Jerrold Jr., a grandson Daemon. Also surviving are his siblings: Lynette McNeal, Anthony Cleveland, Donald Cleveland, Derek Cleveland, Edward Burnett, Deborah Moore, Veronica Duke, Marcia Moore, Joseph "Tubby" Roberts, Adrienne Reynolds, god-brother Aramie Kent, god-sister Loretta Kent, and many extended family and friends. Jerrold was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Vernon Cleveland and James Cleveland, and a nephew Derek "Bubba" Jackson.

A farewell home-going service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Maple Avenue Ministries, 427 Maple Ave., Holland. Visitation will be 3-5 pm, Tuesday at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423, and also 10:00-11:00am Wednesday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Maple Ave. Ministries After School Program.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by C H    November 05, 2018

you helped win kahoot lots of love sammy k

Posted by Rod Carter - Clevland, OH - Family   October 24, 2018

Viola, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I always enjoyed being around him. May God give you all peace in your time of need.

Posted by Judy Good - Holland, MI - Coworker   October 12, 2018


Viola and family... my heart is breaking for you all. Jerry was just the best and will be sorely missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know him! You are in my heart, on my mind, and in my prayers.

Posted by Becky Bierma - Walker, MI - Family Friend   October 10, 2018

So sad to hear of your loss Viola!!! May God's peace and the memories of the good times you shared together bring you Comfort!! Hugs!!

Posted by Kathy Torrey - Holland, MI - Friend   October 09, 2018

Viola. Sorry to hear about your loss. Please except my sincere condolence. Sorry I missed the visitation. Clifford Halmrast

Posted by Clifford Halmrast - Holland, MI   October 09, 2018

Viola, I am so sorry for your loss. What a tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Cori Pierce - Holland   October 09, 2018

My condolences to the family i will keep you all in my prayers. Im going to miss his smile his hugs and his laughter....he is a great friend and i will never forget all tbe laughter we have had rest in peace love ya see you when i get there

Posted by Alicia Young - Holland, MI - Friend   October 09, 2018

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of a dear friend, Jerrold aka Mr. Cleveland. Our hearts are heavy for Viola and her family as they carry such a heavy burden. Mr. Cleveland was a loyal colleague and a special friend to many, especially to John Sr, his long time work partner at Sherwin Williams. Words cannot pay tribute or truly capture the sense of loss we are feeling today for his wife and family members. Please join with us as we pray for the Lord to comfort them in this time of great sadness. You will be greatly missed Mr. Cleveland, watch over your loved ones until we see you again! - John Jerrell Elizardo Sr & Fiancé Daphne

Posted by John Elizardo - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 09, 2018

May the Lord bless and keep you Viola, Charelle, Josie, and Jerry Jr. in this time of deep loss and sorrow. Your loss is heavy and your burdens great without Jerrold at your side. A loving and faithful husband and father is taken from us. His victory is your and our demise for now. How precious you all are to us the Mamily! We are with you!

Posted by Jay and Laura Van Groningen - Holland, MI   October 08, 2018

May God hold and keep you and this kids covered in the Blood.i love you all

Posted by Juanita Weathersby-grove - Chicago, IL - Family   October 06, 2018


Jerry was a member of the " sweet mens club ". Knew him only a few months, but thats all you needed to have a new friend. Love and lots of it to Viola and family!!

Posted by cheryll Woolf - Allegan, MI - Friend   October 06, 2018

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