We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Tupelo Chapel
Albert Elon East, 80, passed away peacefully at NMMC Hospice Unit on July 21, 2022, at around 9 PM after battling an extended illness for the past few years. He was an absolute fighter for his life as well as his family’s. He loved fiercely and put his heart into every aspect of his life. If you knew him, you most certainly loved him. He was always happy and loved to laugh and make others laugh. Most importantly, he was a Christian and lived his life for the lord. He was a member of Chesterville Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many, many years. He was an employee of Renasant Bank for 30 years up until his retirement in 2014. He loved his job and socializing with his co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy East and Azalea Fowler East and his in-laws, Alfred P. Kelly and Wilma Hart Kelly. He was survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Kelly East, his only daughter, Michelle Bryant Otts (Jeff), his only granddaughter Kelsey Otts Berkes (Tim), and his favorite of all, his 4 year old great-grandson Hudson Tate Berkes.
A memorial service will be held at Chesterville Baptist Church on August 7th at 2 PM.