Mark Allen Chesser

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Mark Allen Chesser, 58, died peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., January 3, 1964, to the late Dewey Allen Chesser and Minnie Katharine Baird.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate, Ann Shell Chesser; daughter, Courtney Chesser and her partner Matt Palmer; special grandchildren, Lincoln Mitchell and Lennox Mathew; son, Mark Allen Chesser II, and two special foster sons, Sean Burd and Chandler Lewis; daughters, Ashley Palmer and Jenny Glynn; sisters, Anita Fenner and Christy Thomas; lifelong best friend and brother, Sonny Miller; fur babies, Ellie and Tater; and many close cherished family members near and far.
Mark enjoyed spending time with family, eating home cooked meals, and talking to many friends in the garage listening to music, especially the Grateful Dead. He was very proud of all his children. He loved his grandsons and enjoyed them coming over to visit with Papaw. Any stray animal in the neighborhood would make its way to Mark’s ark and he would feed it and nurse it back to health and keep it. Mark cherished all the memories and good times with his family and friends. We reminisced often of past days, simpler times and when people were good to each other. Thoughts of family gathering together on Sundays and spending the afternoon eating, talking and watching kids play.
Mark is to be cremated with no formal services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to family, friends, neighbors, our work families, and the nurses with Amedisys Hospice here in Elizabethton, they are truly angels of mercy and grace. With this team of love, support, guidance, compassion and hard work we were able to keep Mark home as he wished. Fly High old man…..
“I wanna tell you how it’s gonna be
You’re gonna give your love to me
I wanna love you night and day
You know my love will not fade away
You know my love will not fade away
Not fade away”
Grateful Dead

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