Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

November 23, 2012

Elder Willie Frank Lester, Sr.

-- — Elder Willie Frank Lester, Sr., of 403 Knob Hill Dr. and formally of 811 Bethune St., entered into eternal peace and rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:25 p.m. surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 20, 1917 in Lowndes County to Mrs. Gussie Humphrey and Mr. M.L. Lester, I. He was educated in the Lowndes County School System. He was employed at Owens Illinois Paper Mill for over 30 plus years.

Elder Lester accepted Christ at an early age while attending Silver Run Baptist Church. Later, he joined Morning Star Baptist Church. Several years later, he became a member of the Mt. Zion Tridestone Church of God Church and served as Pastor for several years. He met and later married the love of his life, the beautfiul Jessie L. Askew. She became his loyal and faithful wife for nearly 68 years and to this union five children were born.

Elder Lester was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one brother, one granddaughter, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He leaves to cherish his legacy and precious memories his wife, Mother Jessie L. Lester; seven children: Ann McCarty of Greatmills, Md., Erma L. Jenkins (Harry) of Valdosta, James Barnett (Elaine) of Augusta, Elder Willie Frank Lester, Jr. of Valdosta, Calvin Lester (Brenda) of Macon, Minister Marita L. Williams (Willie B.) and Lafayette Lester of Valdosta; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; three sister-in-laws; Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Mt. Zion/Tridestone Church of God Church family.

The home going celebration for Elder Willie Frank Lester, Sr. will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 1051 Howell Rd., Valdosta.  Dr. William C. Morgan, pastor, Elder Robert Taylor, officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Public viewing will be held today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. — Stevens Funeral Home of Valdosta

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT WillaDean Gilliard obitpic-A copy.jpg Willa Dean Gilliard

    Willa Dean Gilliard was born April 17, 1940 in Lakeland, Ga.,  to the late Theodore and Gladys Wright.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanis Roberts Sr.

    Deacon Lanis Roberts Sr. was born Aug. 28, 1932, to the late Lanis and Rosa Roberts.

    April 17, 2014

  • Corine Howard

    Funeral services for Mrs. Corine Howard, age 79 of Quitman, Ga., will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Mays, Pastor and Elder Wilma Griffin, Eulogist.

    April 17, 2014

  • Martha Ellen Sansberry

    Martha Ellen Sansberry, 82, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House after a lengthy illness.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mary Glennette Maine

    Mary Glennette Maine, 46, of Lake Park passed away at South Georgia Medical Center on April 15, 2014 after a long battle with an illness.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cheryl Gurganious Warren

    Cheryl Gurganious Warren, 62, of Nashville, died Thursday April 17, 2014 in the Langdale Hospice House.

    April 17, 2014

  • Beverly Larry

    Mrs. Beverly Larry departed this life on April 12, 2014. Funeral service will be held t 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Christian Love Bible Baptist Church.

    April 17, 2014

  • Willie Lee Cure

    Mr. Willie Lee Cure of Valdosta departed this life on April 15, 2014 at his residence.

    April 17, 2014

  • Barbara (Ullian) Lazarus

    Barbara (Ullian) Lazarus, of Lake Worth, Fla., and Chestnut Hill, Mass.,  passed away on April 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Lazarus, native of Valdosta, Ga.

    April 17, 2014

  • OBIT Sarah Grant Pic 1 copy.jpg Sarah Lee Dasher Grant

    Sarah Lee Dasher Grant, a lifetime resident of Brooks County, was born September 1, 1925, was the daughter of the late  Emanuel “Man” Dasher and Mamie Sharp Dasher.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results