Pastor Len Sullivan

October 13, 1957 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 64)

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Belden – Pastor Clarence Leonard “Len” Sullivan, III, met his Lord and Savior Monday, June 6, 2022 from North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.  He was born to this life on October 13, 1957 to the union of Clarence Leonard Sullivan, Jr. and Peggy Cooley Sullivan.  Len was a 1975 graduate of Tupelo High School and continued his education at Blue Mountain College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.  He earned a Master of Divinity Degree at Golden Gate Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry Degree at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Len married his life- long soul mate, Phyllis Jewell on October 1, 1977, who served along- side Pastor Len in the ministry for many years spreading the gospel from Mississippi to California, to Canada and back to Mississippi.  He was the resident pastor at Pontotoc Extended Care for the past seven years.  He was a humble man, beloved husband, father, and grandfather who loved Jesus, his family and all people.  Len was a faithful member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.

A celebration of Pastor Len’s life and home-going will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022 in the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Ronny Hatfield and Pastor David Smith officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to service time Thursday only.  Burial will be private.

Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Phyllis Sullivan of Belden; step-mother, Mary Sullivan of Tupelo; two sons, Joshua Sullivan (Tracy) of Tupelo, and Micaiah Sullivan (Melissa) of Brighton, TN; one daughter, RachelAnn Burkett (Ben) of Montgomery, AL; one brother, Dennie Sullivan (Kathleen) of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Madison Sullivan and Waylon Sullivan.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Memorials in memory of Pastor Len Sullivan may be sent to Pontotoc Extended Care, 176 S. Main Street, Pontotoc, MS, or to your local church.  Condolences to the family may be posted at  Those who cannot attend may view the service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9th, 2022, or anytime thereafter at

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June 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Holland Funeral Service (Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland, Tupelo)

Memorial Service

June 9, 2022

6:00 PM
Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel


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