Monroe Elery

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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May 26, 1926 – Sept. 9, 2021

NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Monroe Elery, 95, of Natchez, who died Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Natchez, will be Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at True Love Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Dunbar, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the church.  You are required to wear a mask.  The visitation at the funeral home is a walk-through visitation and we are practicing social distancing.

Monroe was born May 26, 1926 in the Natchez, the son of Sue Willie Harris Elery and Walter Elery.  He was a member of True Love Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a honorary deacon.  Mr. Elery also held memberships with the Good Samaritan Club and Linwood Society.  He enjoyed working in his yard.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, one Godson, five brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.

Monroe leaves to cherish his memories: wife Vera Lee Griffin Elery; four sons: Thomas Monroe Elery, Robert James Elery, Kenneth Dale Elery (Penelope) and Ronnie Edward Elery; three daughters: Betty Lee Jefferson, Dorothy Burrell and Fannie Lorraine McClay (Tyrone); 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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