Dr. James Bruce Lesley, 63, celebrated Choir master, Organist, Pianist, Vocal Teacher and all around great guy, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his Starkville home from an apparent heart attack.

A service in music and few words celebrating his life will be held at 5 PM Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Tupelo Chapel

of Holland Funeral Directors.  Visitation will be from 3 PM-service time Friday only at Holland Funeral Directors, 5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, Mississippi (662 840 5000)

For those who may be unable to attend, the service may be viewed at 5 PM Friday and anytime thereafter at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com   In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Dr. J. Bruce Lesley Music Scholarship Fund, c/o CREATE, P. O. Box 1053, Tupelo, MS. 38801 to perpetuate his music legend. It is suggested that you send your own personal memories and reflections

of what Bruce meant to you to

hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net to compile a book of memories to be housed in the MSU Mitchell Memorial Library.

Dr. James Bruce Lesley

Dr. James Bruce Lesley


Rehearsals begin

Tuesday, August 20, 2019



Trinity Presbyterian, 5301 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS

Registration at 6:15 p.m.

Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.



Call us:


Jackson Choral Society

P.O. Box 4211

Jackson, MS  39296