Cleveland "Cleve" Jannise, Jr.

April 27, 1928, February 10, 2018

Cleveland Jannise, Jr.

Cleveland “Cleve” Jannise, Jr., 89. of China, died Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was born on April 27, 1928, in China, to Luzena Meche and Cleveland Joseph Jannise, Sr. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired as head mechanic from Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District, Sour Lake.

Cleve is survived by his wife, Lennie Chaisson Jannise; children, Norma Pepper, Lynda Noble, Sandra Rogers, Sherry Mecom, Keith Jannise, Robin Sonnier, Donna Pace, Tammy Rogers, David Jannise, Candy Farris, and Brian Jannise; one hundred twenty-five grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin Jannise, Bill Jannise, Shelton Jannise, and Dale Jannise; sister, Jeanette Venable; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Ruth Madeline Jannise; wife, Peggy Atkins Jannise; and siblings, Nalton Jannise and Daniel Jannise.

A gathering of Mr. Jannise’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 245 Highway 90 West, China, with his interment to follow at China Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
245 Highway 90 China, TX 77613
Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Cemetery Rd China, TX 77613

Comments (4)

  • NL

    28 June 2018 at 21:24 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • sherry mecom

    16 February 2018 at 20:26 | #

    Sleep in peace Daddy. When you wake up we will meet Jesus in the sky! So happy I know you are saved! I Love You Daddy Love daughter #4..Sherry Lee Jannise


  • Winston & Pam Gillies

    16 February 2018 at 03:18 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.


  • Nalton Jannise

    15 February 2018 at 16:18 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Cleve's passing. Jennie and I were just talking about his upcoming 90th birthday, and of how we were looking forward to seeing him again. Uncle Cleve would come over when we were visiting in China. He would tell his stories, and gave a glimpse into his life that no other uncle would. I enjoyed his company, and appreciated him taking time to visit. We will miss him.

    Per your request, I have made a donation to the WWP in his name.



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