OBITUARY

Betty Jean Lester

October 10, 1938July 19, 2020
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Six Mile, SC – Mrs. Betty Jean Lester, age 81, went to be with her Lord on Sunday July 19, 2020. Mrs. Lester was born in English, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Shirley Robinson and Hattie Keen Robinson. She is the loving wife of 49 years to Harold Lester.

Survivors include son Mike Lester of Simpsonville, South Carolina and brothers Stanley Robinson of Canyonville, Oregon, Dannie Addair of Ashtabula, Ohio and sisters Janice Burgoon of Jefferson, Ohio, Sandy Long of Cleveland, Ohio, Sheila Addair of Cleveland, Ohio and Marilyn Addair of Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Lester was predeceased by one son Kenneth Steele and brothers Ron Robinson, Jim Robinson, Larry Robinson and a sister Ella Mae Lester.

Mrs. Lester was proud of her Faith. She enjoyed her church and the people that she witnessed to. She loved people. Mrs. Lester was ordained as a minister and loved to preach and sing. Her current prayer chain reaches all the way across the seas to India. She was a member of Crowe Creek Church of God and loved her family there.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Lester family.

Online condolences may be sent to www.dillardfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley Robinson, Father (deceased)
  • Hattie Keen Robinson, Mother (deceased)
  • Harold Lester, Spouse
  • Mike Lester, Son
  • Kenneth Steele, Son (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Kathy Marshall

July 26, 2020

Auntie - rest now with the angels at the feet of our Lord... You were an amazing warrior - I loved hearing you boldly profess your faith and the way to salvation. You inspired many. Thank you for being such an awesome story teller - and being willing to catch me up on 50 years of stories! Although it was God's perfect timing, it feels like there was not enough time. RIP Auntie... I love you

Debbie Mauldin

July 22, 2020

Aunt Betty You Left us so quick, we were just on the phone messaging each other about my baby girl and her boy friend being I'm that terrible car accident you were so worried about them And I LOVE YOU SO MUCH for all the love you gave to us all. You Were Our strength when mom passed away and you helped us so much I'll never forget the times You Would come over when we wer all little and Pay me 1.00 to sing Delta Dawn Aunt Betty, I can see you not reunited with your son ,Kenneth that I know you missed so much Your Mom, my Mom and so many more loved ones You Will Be Missed Terribly Aunt Betty Fly High and always wear that beautiful smile you always had Love You And Will See You Again One Day❤love Debbie

Marie Keen Dreyer

July 21, 2020

My beautiful niece Betty you will be missed by all your family here on earth, but I know you are rejoicing in heaven with mom and dad, your grandparents. You have been such an encourager to me and I love stories you shared especially, holding that old cow's tail while grandma was milking her to keep it out of the milk. And how you shared you were the only one of eleven kids to have black hair and was proud to look like grandpa and what a wonderful influence he was on your life. I know you are having the best family reunion ever! This verse is for you Betty. "His master replied, well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! Love you!

Sheila Wolfe

July 21, 2020

My darlin sister Betty. How do I say goodbye to you? How do I get through life without you in it?
You have been there for this family so many times and we’ll never forget. You have been the strong one in this family that kept us going and made us better people. The one that reminded us always to have a relationship with Jesus. The one who said “ I’m coming for a visit, let’s have a family get together“. The one who loved us all unconditionally. The one who anticipated a family member or friends need and reached out the helping hand. The one whose hug meant I really really love you. You were the one who gave us a giggle when you reminded us who mom’s favorites were, (It was you,haha, no really!!).😊And Jim!!
It was you who got us all singing and helping mom remember the words, well helping all of us remember the words. It was you who would apologize first, if you thought you hurt someone’s feelings. It was you who brought lost souls to Jesus, reminded them to stay in church and then helped keep them from backsliding. It was you who wrote two books, one about our family roots in WV and one inspirational.
My darling sister, there’s so much more good I could say about you if there was enough space.
I will miss you until I see you again when the good Lord calls me home. Until then, give my love to mommy, daddy, Ella n Harry, Ron, Jim n Pat n Jenny, Larry, Sis, Robbie, Kenny Our grandparents, Uncle Jim n Aunt Mill, Aunt Mabel and uncle Arthur, your daddy and all Our other loved ones gone on before us.
Until I see you again My sweet sister Betty (Rev Betty), Please watch over us and send us a sign now and then to remind us how happy you are with Jesus and how you want us to be there With you when it’s Our turn. I pray I’m one of them. I pray I’m worthy.
I love you Sister dear.
Your Sissy Sheila

Doris Khoe

July 21, 2020

The Khoe family sends love and prayers to Brother Ed. Betty was a sweet kind person who loved the Lord with all her being. I will miss her posts on Facebook, knowing that she prayed when I made requests. I remember the effort it took for her to come to the visitation of my husband years ago when she had recently lost her son. God bless you Ed. He will keep you, I promise.

Barb Keen

July 21, 2020

We will miss you, dear cousin but look forward to our next big family reunion! In the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we won't be separated ever again. What a wonderful thought to comfort our broken hearts.
I will always remember how sweet and kind you have been to me all of my life.
I love you and I look forward to seeing you..... forever!
Barbara Gay

Bill Lester

July 21, 2020

Betty and I use to talk on the phone and she would tell me stories of her and mom growing up as kids and lots and lots of stories I will never forget and when I was down she always picked me up she was always my second mother and we was always there for each other ,I love you Betty I know your rejoicing with the lord kept Ed in your prayers plz

Phillip Roberts

July 21, 2020

Sister Betty has been a shining star to me and my small ministry! Her wisdom , anointed teachings ,all have been strength and a blessing to me! I always looked forward to her post ,they were always just what was needed ! She had been my cinfidant my adviser ,but most of all a mighty mighty prayer warrior ! I will see you soon sister Betty !!

Ken Harrell

July 21, 2020

I thank God for Sister Betty, her love for Jesus and for people was never hidden. She let her light shine for all to see and is now shining in heaven. Love and Prayers to Brother Lester and family rom the Harrell family.

Shirley Tousley

July 21, 2020

Aunt Betty was such a blessing in my life. She was always so kind to me without judgement. I will miss you Aunt Betty.

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