Memorial services for Barbara Jean Lester, 64 years of age, of Pauls Valley, Okla., will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Hammond Heights Church of Christ in Ada. Okla. Mr. Richard A. Martin will officiate. Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery, west of Ada.
Barbara was born October 2, 1953 in Ada to Paul Allen Black and Wilma Jean Brown Black. Mrs. Lester passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Edmond, Okla.
She married Deannie Kuren Lester on August 14, 1970 and they were affiliated with the Church of Christ. Barbara was a long time employee of the Dietary Department of Pauls Valley General Hospital. She also worked for the Presbyterian Church and until her retirement, earlier this year; she was an employee of the Pauls Valley Care Center.
Survivors include her husband, Deannie Lester, of the home; four daughters, Shalonda Garcia and husband Larry of Lubbock, Texas, Carmella Coburn and husband Dante of Bethany, Okla., Dana Lester and Janise “Mimi” Lester, both of Ada; her grandchildren, Ky Lester, Kree Lester, Gabrielle Garcia, Kayton Lester, Tralor Lester, Elijah Lester, Emira Warrior Air-eauna Warrior, Isabella Miller and Koreyion Coburn; three great-grandchildren, McKinna Reno, Né Taya Grant and Triton Lester; brothers, Dwight Black and wife Vala of Ada and Wade Wright of Pauls Valley; three sisters, Sherry Black and Bessie Osborne and her husband Harold, all of Ada, and Ann Black of Suitland, MD; and other loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Warren Black; and two sisters, Lillie Heath and Jewel Black.
Bearers will be Charles Heath, Jr., Charles Heath, Eric Black, John Black, Jared Lester, and Ky Lester.
Flower bearers will be Delana Cochran Yousuf, Miracle Black, LaRaiah Black, and Tomaro Heath.