Chase Edward Paul Gillespie

Published 3:51 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

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April 19, 2000 – May 3, 2020

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Chase Edward Paul Gillespie, 20, of Monterey who died Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Natchez will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Jerry Sharp officiating. Services will be under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Gillespie was born April 19, 2000, in Natchez, MS the son of Johnathan Lee Gillespie and Kristi Deanne Handjis Gillespie.

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He loved to play soccer and baseball was his passion. He loved duck hunting, fishing and hanging out with his buddies. He was the most kind hearted, giving person who never met a stranger. He had many, many friends who he loved dearly.

Mr. Gillespie was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Paul Handjis.

Survivors include his mother, Kristi Gillespie and fiancé Blake Russell of Monterey; his father John Gillespie and wife Beth of Natchez; three sisters Ava Gillespie of Monterey, Kate Marks and Ryan Marks both of Natchez; maternal grandmother Sherry Hobbs Handjis of Vidalia; paternal grandparents Eddie and Tracey Gillespie of Vidalia; great grandparents Lee Edward Gillespie and wife Marshalene of Natchez; Dianne Canin of Vidalia; one uncle Russell Handjis and wife Lacey of Natchez; three aunts Tara Isbell and husband T.J. of Arkansas, Sydney Gillespie and Zoie Gillespie both of Shreveport; girlfriend Cassie Hernandez of Katy, Texas; and a number of cousins and special friends.

Pallbearers will be Carson Curtis, Tate Branton, Michael T. Brown, III, Lee Lancaster, Chandler Wiley, Will Windaham, Chase Bryan, Freddie Mango, Jr. and Trey Poole.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Harrison, II and Drake Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Natchez Stewpot.

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