Due to Covid19, a private service for 25 people will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Masks are required. The Homegoing service will be available to be watched via livestream by clicking on this link at 10:00 a.m. https://youtu.be/wcj7KAlDPXQ
Frances Lee Lester (nee: Vance) was called home to be with the LORD on Saturday December 5, 2020.
Frances was born on January 31, 1941 to Prince Albert Vance Sr. and Callie Mae Vance (nee: Gilmore) in Aberdeen, MS, she was known by her family and friends as “Sis”. She was united in marriage To Mr. Eddie Lester December 23, 1964 in which they had 4 children. Mrs. Lester accepted Christ at a young age and became a member of the New Grove M. B. Church in 1952. She graduated from Shivers High School in 1960 and in 1961 she moved to Memphis to help her sister and aunt.
Frances worked for Gerber in Memphis where she met her future Mother-In-Law Mrs. Laura Lester and she asked that Frances write letters to her son who was overseas in the Army, Frances and Eddie connected via those letters and they would have celebrated their 56th year wedding Anniversary the 23rd of December. Frances worked for the Racine Unified School District at Central Office and at various schools within the district for over 37 years as an Educational Assistant, her passion was working with children in the school district as well as with her church family, Mrs. Lester had the patience of a saint, and was truly a gentile disciplinarian.
Mrs. Lester was devoted to various ministries such as the Willing Workers Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Vacation Bible School Ministry, Tot Choir Ministry, Angelic Choir Ministry, BTU Ministry, and would travel to the various Youth and Adult Conventions across the states under the leadership of the Late Rev. Mack C. Davis and the Second Missionary Baptist Church, later continuing the ministry work with the children choir at United Faith M. B. Church and New Vision Outreach Church.
Mrs. Frances Lester leaves a life of joyous memories to her beloved husband Eddie Lester, sons Wendell Vance, Roger Lester, and daughter Carolina (Reginald McClain). Grandchildren DeAndre (Kayla) Lester, Tamaria Reed, Eric Cage, Dominque (Darell) Livingston, and Breanne, and host of great grandchildren all of Racine, WI and many nieces, and nephews. In addition, she leaves her beloved sisters Annie Dora Harris, St. Louis, MO, and Ella Bell White, St. Louis, MO and special friend, Shirley Mclain, to cherish her memories.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Prince Albert Vance Sr., in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lester Sr, brother Prince Albert Vance Jr., brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephew, and recently her son Donald D. Lester.
The Lester family would like to send a special thank you for the care and support provided by the ICU, CUI2 and 2D staff at Ascension All Saints.
Due to Covid19, a private service for 25 people will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Masks are required. The Homegoing service will be available to be watched via livestream by clicking on this link at 10:00 a.m. https://youtu.be/wcj7KAlDPXQ A private interment will take place in the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Psalm 71:1 kjv