The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 14, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Dec. 14, 2012



Jonathan Wayne Lester

IRON STATION, N.C. — Jonathan Wayne Lester, 41, of L.R. Schronce Lane, Iron Station, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, following a long illness.

He was born on March 16, 1971 in Brenton, W.Va., he was the son of Oscar William Lester and Nettie Marie Hatfield Lester.

Jonathan was employed as a skilled track hoe operator in which he worked up until his death. He was an Adult Sunday School teacher at The Word of Hope Full Gospel Church in Mooresville, N.C., and also served the Lord as an Adult Sunday School teacher for The Old Country Church in Terrell, N.C. previously. Jonathan was a person that was loved by everyone for his kind words spoken.

He was preceded in death by his dear sister, Susan Trent in 2009.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Lori Manns Lester. They were blessed with three children; daughters, Brittany Nicole Lester and Lorissa Erin Lester and son, Baruch Nathaniel Lester whom he shared his love for hunting and fishing.

He left behind four brothers and sisters, Steve Lester of Iron Station, Kendall Joyce Morgan and spouse, Donald of Maiden, N.C., Sherry Burrell and spouse, Jeff of Oceana, W.Va., and Anthony Keith Lester and spouse, Serena of Iron Station. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will always remember Uncle John.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. at The Word of Hope Full Gospel Church located at 139 Market Road, Mooresville, with Rev. Woody Stacy and Rev. John Blankenship officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Word of Hope Church. He will be laid to rest at the Lester Family Cemetery located in Brenton.

Memorials may be made to the Lester Family.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Lester family.

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