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Tony Ellison

May 2, 1972 — September 13, 2017

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

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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