Ted Avant, 79, of Corinth, MS, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Stoneridge of Farmington. He was born in Charleston, SC on April 7, 1941 to the late Lonnie Hugh Avant and Frances Avant Bradshaw. He was a member of Waldron Street Christian Church where he was the pastor for many years. Visitation is scheduled from 4-6 pm Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Waldron Street Christian Church with a memorial service to follow at 6 PM. Dr. David Eubanks, Chuck Hassell and John Wagnon will officiate. Interment will be in Salem Christian Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home - East is entrusted with the arrangements. Those left to honor Ted’s memory include his wife of 60 years, Marie Osteen Avant; his daughters, Teresa A. Wilkins and husband Keith, and Lanette Avant; his son, Teddy Avant and wife Christie; his grandchildren, Allison W. Smith (Mark), Courtney W. Cartwright, Brooke Wilbanks (Eric), Tyler Tucker, Laura Avant, Lane Avant, Emily Avant, and Katie Avant; his great grandchildren, Cooper Cartwright, Millie Marie Smith, Hallie Beth Smith, and Marley Wilbanks; his brothers, Hugh C. “Kacky” Avant and wife Joyce, and Larry Travious Avant; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Mitzi Avant. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Johnson University 7910 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998 or Waldron Street Christian Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net.