Lillian Lester
January 14, 1924
February 1, 2011
Visitation: Saturday, February 5th from 6 to 9 pm
Funeral: Sunday, February 6th at 1:00 pm
Place: Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert WV


A sweet and loving child of God, Lillian Lester, 87 of Hanover, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven, on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, from Logan Regional Medical Center.

Born on January 14, 1924 at Leatherwood, she was the daughter of the late Compton and Laura Brook Runyon Browning.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Lester; four brothers:  Landon, Leonard, Alden, and Clarence “Junior” Browning; her four sisters:  Edith Cline, Emmalene Browning, Lake Justice, and Gracie Morgan.

Lillian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a mother to many and a friend to all.  She loved working in her vegetable garden and with her flowers, and she loved animals.  She loved taking care of and doing for others.  She would welcome you into her home and she made sure that you did not go away hungry.  She was a homemaker and attended the Justice Tabernacle Church.  She had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile for everyone.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory and to mourn her passing include her two sons:  James Edward (Wilma) Lester of Baisden and Teddy (Shelia) Lester of Hanover; her two daughters:  Teresa (Tim) Hannah of Charlton Heights and Beverley McDonald of Plymouth Indiana; her ten grandchildren:  Michelle (Denny) Toler, Amanda (Dave) Copley, Jamie (Amy) Lester, Teddy “Kojak” (Melissa) Lester, Stephanie (Terry Paul) Browning, Scotty Lester, Tracy Hannah, Lacy Brooke McDonald, Charles Ivan McDonald, and Seth McDonald; her ten great-grandchildren:  Taylor, Alexis, Ashley, Casey, Dalton, Kyle, Katlyn, Chandler, Kody, and John; her brother, James A. Browning of Sophia; and a host of other dear family and friends.

A special thank you to  Teddy and his family.

Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Saturday, February 5th from 6 to 9 pm with a special service at 7 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 6th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Lester, Rev. Ronnie Lester, and Rev. Marshall Harless officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Joe Point of Hanover.

She will be carried to her final resting place by her grandsons and Michael “Red” Huff.

Honorary pallbearers are:  David Vest, Charles Justice, Franklin Lester, and Roger Lester.

She is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.

Love and miss you Mom!

Love and miss you Mom!

Miss you Mom!

Miss you Mom!

This saddens me to hear of

This saddens me to hear of this very sweet lady passing. She was a friend, and such a comfort to those who knew her. Such a beautiful soul. I pray that her family finds comfort in knowing how many loved her, and how many lives that she touched. My prayers to the family.

My mother wishes to offer her

My mother wishes to offer her sympathies for the loss of your mother and her cousin. She has very few first cousins left. She remembers your mother and her smiles fondly. If you don't mind, she has asked me to see if she could get a copy of the picture of Lillian with her brothers and sisters that you had posted on the memory board and on the CD. You could email it to me at the above address or mail one to Mom at Maxine Justice, HC 72 Box 72, Man, WV 25635. Her phone number is 304-583-9822 if you would like to talk to her. I will gladly pay for the cost of the print. My mother is blessed to have lived a long active life and we hope to enjoy her company for a few more years. Your memories of your mother are very strong, she was a loving woman, and I hope you find comfort in them.

So Sorry for your

So Sorry for your loss...Lillian was such a sweet lady. May God comfort you all during this time.

So sorry for your loss.I

So sorry for your loss.I havn't lived in wv.since 64 but I remember her as a child. She was a sweet lady. you're in my prayers.

I have know Lillian for so

I have know Lillian for so many years - all the Saturday and Sunday nights at the Tabernacle. Harold would always rub my head. She fought a long battle but she won. She leaves a wonderful family behind who will have fond memories of their years with her. Hoping this will help you get through the days ahead.

It is hard to put into words

It is hard to put into words the sorrow I feel for your loss. Lillian was a wonderful Christian woman who never faltered in her belief. She is now with Harold and Jesus and that's what she has worked for all her life-her eternal home. Each of you must hold on to God's hand and realize that a heavenly home is promised to you also. May God keep you in his care. You have always felt like family to me and you always will. I wish we could be with you but that isn't possible. Just know that our prayers are with you.

I am so sorry about your lost

I am so sorry about your lost May God Bless You You will be in my prayers Bonnie Carter Riffe

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