Wanstead resident Jean Medcalf passed away peacefully on 20 September.
Born in Leytonstone in 1931, the 90-year-old poet had lived in Wanstead since 1960.
A funeral service will be held at Christ Church on 15 October (for details, call 020 8530 8743).
“No flowers please, but donations can be made in church and will be used for planting flowers in Wanstead in Jean’s memory… I am also going to publish the next volume of her poems as she would have wished. Her legacy will live on in her poetry,” said her daughter Sally.