Elvis R. Hester, Sr.

April 25, 1957 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 64)

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Elvis R. Hester, Sr., 64, transitioned on Sunday, April 4, 2022, Baptist East Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Mr. Elvis "Rickey" Hester  was born  April 25, 1957, to the late Mr. Leroy  and Mrs. Fannie Lou Hester in Somerville, Tennessee.

Elvis professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Spring Hill C.M.E. Church. He later  joined  Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church where he remained a faithful member.

Elvis was joined in holy matrimony to Josephine Harris on March 30, 2002. To this union one child was born.

Elvis was a devoted and loving husband, protective and gentle father, and a great friend to many.

Elvis departed this life peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Josephine Hester; three daughters, Lalaih Hester, Zalaih McAuley, and Keoshia Palmer; one son, Elvis Hester, Jr.; six grandchildren, Gregory Palmer, Trayvius Butler, Daquita Morris, Eltavius Brown, Apriana Brown, and Madison Baldwin; four brothers, Roy Hester, James Elton Hester (Addie), Timmy Hester, and Marlon Hester (Cynthia); three sisters, Cora Ward, Lorie Hester, and Mary Williamson; from marriage six brothers-in-law, Dudley Harris, Jr ., Johnny Harris (Floriene), Louis Harris (Charetta), Mckinley Harris (Mary), Albert Harris, and Antonio Harris; four sisters-in-law, Annette Harris (Robert), Christine Moore (Connie), Shirley Harris, Terri Rubin (Antonio), and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friend; he also leaves Mr. Stanley Minor, his loyal and dedicated best friend.

Elvis will be greatly missed by his beloved chihuahua, Zoe, who was by his side faithfully. 

Elvis was preceded in death by three sisters: Ms. Burnie Hester, Ms. Lillie Hester, and Ms. Anniebell Hester;   mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. Dudley and Clara Harris, Sr.; one sister-in-law Mrs Earnestine King.

Visitation will be Friday, April 15, 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home, Holly Springs, MS.

Services will be Saturday, April 16, 2022, 12:00 Noon, at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church, 3877 Cayce Road, Byhalia, MS.

Burial will take place at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, 321 West Cox Road, Byhalia, MS.

Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs, MS, is in charge of arrangements.


April 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home-Holly Springs
140 N Memphis Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Funeral Service

April 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church
3877 Cayce Road
Byhalia, MS 38611


Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church Cemetery
321 West Cox Road
Byhalia, MS 38611

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  1. Dear Hester family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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