Sheila Lorraine Lester

June 19, 1959April 22, 2012


Sheila Lorraine Lester age 52 of Jonesboro, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 22, 2012. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and dear friend who will be missed by many. Sheila was a well loved waitress at Ann and Bill’s in Forest Park for over 20 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Hank and Hali Lester, Jr. of Locust Grove; daughters and sons in law, Misty Lorraine and Robert Johnston of Griffin and Nikki and Shayne Swords of Macon; grandchildren, Mason Swords, Robert Johnston, Jr., Bubba Cole, Gracie Johnston and Camris Lorraine Johnston; brothers, Johnny Cunningham and Jerry Lynch; sisters, Jeanette Hendricks and Debra Coogler and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Tara Garden Chapel. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 5:00 PM until service time. Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 770-471-7171. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 26, 2012

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May 18, 2012

May your candle burn eternal, you are home now my dear, sweet friend! I will always love you and miss you!

May 18, 2012

Hank, Misty, and all were loved by your mother so much. Sheila was my forever friend and I will miss her right along with all of you. She had so much love to give and I will forever be blessed that she and I maintained a friendship for over 40 years. Jeanette, Johnny, and Junior y'all are in my prayers also. Love you all very much, Lynn Hancock Beasley

Kristi Collins

April 27, 2012

Hank, Misty & Nikki, Thank you for sharing your dear Mother with us. She was a blessing to many. What a joy to know that she will be there waiting to greet you at the gates of heaven. She will be missed. Continue to love the Lord the way she taught y'all to.
Know that we are praying and will be here if you need anything.
God Bless!

April 26, 2012

We love you Hank and Hali - thoughts and lots of prayers going up for you and your whole family. You know I love your sweet mom and learned so much about love and recovery from her. You have become the kind of son I want my son to model. God Bless - Pam Black and Tom Knight

April 26, 2012

jeanette, we all love you at waffle house and are sorry for the loss of your sister, we will be praying for you. pam and all your friends at 571

April 26, 2012

jeanette our prayers go out to you and your family.
we love you .
alicia and marty

Linda Lester

April 26, 2012

Rest, my darling girl. You will always be that 14-year old, smiling and kind. I carry you in my heart.

shannon jhonson

April 26, 2012

im sorry for your lost may god bless s

Denise Warcop

April 26, 2012

My beautiful and sweet sister in Christ! Praise God you are with the King...No more pain, but so much gain...I know it has to be so much more than we could ever even imagine...My heart cries because I am not there with you to take it all in...Such beauty peace brightness oh I bet it sounds amazing up there...I sit and sometimes I just cant help but get excited to know oneday I will be there with you...I love you Sheila....You put the REAL in the word Christian...And I Thank you for that..All the silly giggles we used to have at work will never be forgotten...I love you sweetie and like I said on those days when we that are left here are struggling can you breathe alittle Jesus to us...A deep sigh will do...Relax and enjoy his Glory!!

Audra Hall

April 26, 2012

Thinking of you and praying for you.Your mom will be missed by everyone.Love yall