Leland Speed Death -Dead – Obituary – Cause of Death : Jackson businessman and leader, Leland Speed has Died .
Jackson businessman and leader, Leland Speed has died , according to the following statements posted on social media on January 27. 2020.
We do not know the cause of death at the moment.
— Gary Burton JR WJTV (@GaryB_WJTV) January 28, 2021
Gary Burton JR WJTV @GaryB_WJTV REMEMBERING LELAND SPEED: After a year-long battle with ALS, well known Jackson businessman and leader, Leland Speed has died at the age of 88. @WJTV
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Leland Speed. He & his siblings raised up money for our library building, which is named for his father. He was a long time friend of MC. You can read more about his amazing life in this 2016 Beacon article. https://t.co/9O7Z0wq2qL pic.twitter.com/y2dPTz8g6g
— MC Speed Library (@MC_SpeedLibrary) January 28, 2021
My friend Leland Speed died today. He was the consummate leader, forming successful public companies and lending his expertise to real estate developments as well as government structure and public policy. He was a voracious supporter of Mississippi and once headed the Mississippi Development Authority for $1.00 per year compensation. He was a forward thinking individual you could trust to look at any issue you faced in a calm and deliberative, intelligent manner. Many of us relied upon his expertise and vision for our State. He will be sorely missed.
I enjoyed serving with him! May his many friends & family find comfort during this time.
Brenda Davis Hawkins
An amazing man who always accentuated the positive making good things happen. We admired him and he inspired us. Praying for his loving family.
Brenda and Rusty
He was a good leader, person. Prayers for you and his family
I met him when I was working for MDRS and we had a contract with the Development Authority. At the time, I thought he was an employee. Found out later he ran the whole thing! Nice man… RIP
He was an incredible human being. He will be truly missed
Nancy Luke Carpenter
What an Amazing Man. Mississippi was fortunate indeed. Condolences to his family~
My friend and mentor. Learned so much from you. Thanks so much for always being there for me. Many wonderful memories and lessons learned. Will miss you. Praying for dear Betsy and family.