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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday September 17th, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Tony Ellison

CLEVELAND--Tony Ellison, age 45, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Graveside service will be held Sunday, September 17th at 4:00 PM in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner, MS. Rev. Robert Haney will officate the service.

Tony was born on May 2, 1972 to Steve Ellison, Sr. and Barbara(Burnside) Moore in Rosedale, MS. Tony grew up in Rosedale, MS where he attended school and graduated from Rosedale High School. After graduation, he attended Mississippi Delta Community College. Tony's first job was in the meat department at Piggly Wiggly in Rosedale. He also worked at Faurecia as a floor Supervisor. Other jobs included working at Cives Steel and working as a riverboat deck hand for Western Rivers Boat Management Inc. Tony loved installing car stereos. He loved music and working. Tony was very comical and loved to make people laugh.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents--Steve Anthony Ellison, Sr. and Barbara Ann Burnside Moore. 

Tony is survived by Son, Kylan Ellison of Cleveland, MS; Sister, Stefanie Pepper of Flowood, MS; Girlfriend, Krystal Kirkland of Jonesboro, AR; Daughter Jayden Claire Kirkland of Jonesboro, AR.

Pallbearers will be Jason Strait, Nash Burnside, Brett Burnside, Tyler Burnside, Kylan Ellison, Jeremy Dycus and Tim Herren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Quattlebaum, Melvin Jackson, Sean Baker, Thomas Perry, Chris Thompson, Ephraim Wolfe and Trey Grisham.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I didn't meet Tony until the early 2000s but we clicked and we ran in same circles , he was always quick with a laugh and always made you feel comfortable and at ease . May you RIP Steve "Tony" Ellison , your friend Deebo !

Dustin L. “Deebo” Gordon Sep 8 2021 10:47 PM

Though I know that this is a difficult time for you, my hope is that you will be comforted from God's inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21: 3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning. Under Jesus' kingdom rule we have this and much more to look forward to. Please accept my deepest condolences. For more scriptural encouragement please go to www.jw.org.

anouch Sep 20 2017 12:00 AM

Tony was a precious little child when we moved next door to him. God gave him such a sweet heart and a sweet loving spirit. I cry now because he is no longer with us here on earth. But I know that he is with the Lord and more free, more at peace, happier than he could ever dream of being in this life. I rejoice that we re-connected a year ago through Facebook and he inspired me with his love and appreciation for God's creation. Tony let it be known that he was grateful to God for life, for beauty, for friends and family. He was thankful for his job and his ability to work and share and give to others.

jan galloway Sep 15 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry, Kylan. I won't be able to be there, but you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Destin Sep 15 2017 12:00 AM

An "Eagle" flying high. Rest In Peace classmate.
Rosedale High School c/o 1990

Carolyn Tribune Sep 15 2017 12:00 AM

Tony will truly be missed. Classmate rest in peace. C/O 1990

Lisatoliver9@gmail.com Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM

May he Rest In Peace.

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