The funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Union Hill A.M.E. Church, 392 Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Brenda Lester was born on November 28, 1958 in Americus, Georgia to the late Amy L. Lester and the late William Roger Cottle. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Lester. At an early age she confessed Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Melvin Jones. She was educated through the public school system of Schley County where she attended the historic John Lewis Elementary School and Tri-County High School. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and in her later years she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing cards and casino games on her iPad.
She leaves to cherish her memories to three siblings, Taffie Maynard (Billy), Atlanta, Georgia, Ronnie Lester, Jonesboro, Georgia, and Kay Lynn Lester, Fayetteville, Georgia; four nephews, Jerrold Lester (Tammi), Tampa, Florida, Carlos Maynard (Avril), Decatur, Georgia, Cedric Maynard (Nidra), Atlanta, Georgia , and Theo “Teddy” Grice, III, Fayetteville, Georgia; five grand nieces, Zyriah Maynard, Atlanta, Georgia, Jeressa Lester, Tampa, Florida, Valencia Pope, Tampa, Florida, Serenity Maynard, Atlanta, Georgia, and Sa’Niyah Maynard, Atlanta, Georgia; grand nephews, Cedric Joe Maynard, Justin Dionne Maynard, both of Atlanta, Georgia; two step grand nieces; one aunt, Queen Esther Lester, Chillicothe, Ohio; a cousin reared up with her Jerome D. Lester (Charlene), Smyrna, Georgia and a host of other cousins and friends.