June 11, 1941 - December 25, 2018
Barbara Ann Lester, 77, of Barkers Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in a Charleston hospital. Born June 11, 1941 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Orpha (Prince) Blankenship. Barbara was a homemaker and was a former employee of the MOC. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In her leisure she enjoyed spending time daily with her many friends at the Council on Aging, loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, loved traveling to Tennessee, and attending Amigo Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Hillard Lester; one grandson, Brandon Lester; five sisters, Irene McKinney, Hazel Roop, Hester Lefler, Norma Fann, and Dexter Blankenship; and four brothers, Ancel Blankenship, Gaylord Blankenship, David Blankenship, and Gene Blankenship. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Shelly Sesco and her husband, Granville of Barkers Ridge; two sons, Timothy Lester and his wife, Regina of Barkers Ridge and Christopher Lester and his wife, Tammy of Barkers Ridge; eight grandchildren, Brittany Lusk and her husband, Melvin, Derek Sesco and his wife, Candice, Devin Sesco, Ronnie Stewart, Tisha Vest, Gary Church, Megan Lewis, Ashley Loggins; fourteen great grandchildren, Mackenzie Stewart, Mike Vest, Jasper Vest, Landon Vest, Liam Vest, Jaxson Lewis, Olivia Lewis, Bella Church, Eli Church, Sawyer Lusk, Wesley Lusk, Kansas Lusk, Benji Lusk, and Noah Sesco; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Sam Petsonk. Services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Amigo Missionary Baptist Church, Amigo with Pastor Curtis England officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery, Barkers Ridge. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com The family of Barbara Lester is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Barbara Ann Lester, 77, of Barkers Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in a Charleston hospital. Born June 11, 1941 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Orpha (Prince) Blankenship. Barbara was a homemaker and... View Obituary & Service Information
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