Mrs M M Lester

Submitted by:  Joy Davis

Mrs. M.M. Lester was born March 2, 1853 being 85 years and 23 days oldwhen she
died at the home of  her daughter, Mrs. W.D. Spencer at Breckenridge, Friday,
March 25.  She was married to M.M. Lester over 60 years ago.  To this union 5
children were born 2 sons;  A.H. Lester, of Breckenridge, A.H. Lester of Kilgore;
3 daughters, Mrs. W.F. Musick of Iredell, Mrs. Homer Jordan of Meridian and Mrs
W.D. Spencer of Breckenridge.  She came with her husband & 3 children to Texas
53 years ago.  She has lived near Spring Creek and Iredell most of the time.  Since
the death of her husband 6 years ago she has made her home with one of her
daughters, Mrs. Homer Jordan near Meridian.  At the time of her death she was
visiting a son and daughter in Breckenridge.   She was converted and joined the
Baptist church in early life and lived a devoted Christian life to the end.  She was
certainly a good  woman and did a great deal of good and no doubt in the least, that
her good works do follow her.  Mrs. Lester is now at rest.  She lived an active life
for one of her age until 2 or 3 days before her death.   Every thing was done for her
that could be done.  The funeral was held at the Baptist church at Iredell, conducted
by Rev. H.D. Blair and Rev. T.C. Jordan in the presence of a host of relatives and
friends.  Both preachers gave a beautiful tribute to her memory.   The floral offerings
were large and beautiful.   Some of her granddaughters acted as flower girls & 6 of
her grandsons were pall bearers.   The remains were brought in Friday night and
taken to the home of her granddaughter Mrs. Olin Brantley. Interment was in the
Riverside cemetery beside her husband.  Besides the 25 grandchildren, 26
great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends, she leaves one sister
Mrs. John Sursa.  All of the 5 children and her sister were at the funeral.
Out-of-town relatives and friends were from Kilgore, Breckenridge, Meridian,
Hico, Vernon, Ft. Worth, Ranger, Glen Rose and Grandfield, Oklahoma.  Mrs.
Lester leaves a host of friends here who extend their sympathy to the bereaved
relatives.  She  is gone from us but not forgotten.