Eloise Stark, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Rankin Merit Health in Brandon. Visitation is Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 5-6 pm at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services are 10 am Friday at the funeral home with a 3:30 pm graveside at Nance Graveyard in Ripley, MS. Dr. Keith Grubbs is officiating.
Eloise loved to play basketball in high school and this became her favorite sport. She later met Jimmy, the love of her life in Falkner, MS. They were married 72 wonderful years. While living in Memphis, Eloise worked for Kellogg’s and Sears. Upon moving to Brandon she began sewing again and making crafts. These were shared with family, friends and a local shop. Her favorite job by far was being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and loved her grandchildren very much. Eloise was an amazing cook and baker. She loved the Lord and her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her son, Rick Stark (Pam) of Canton, GA; daughter, Diane Stark of Marietta, GA; sisters, Brenda Massey and Anna Lois McQuilliams; grandchildren, Patrick Ross McClelland, Benjamin James McClelland (Renee), Bryan Ross Stark (Hollie), Richard Blake Stark (Haley) and Geoffrey Scott Campbell; great-grandchildren, Heather Ivester (Hayden), Lindsey Grace McClelland and Micah Finn Stark; sister-in-law, Dorothy Stark Presley; nephews, Michael Massey, Warren Presley, Jr. and Eddie Norden. Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Ross Stark, Sr. and parents, Ansel and Joycie Rutherford.
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