Mary Frances (Harris) Lester

June 4, 1928 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 90)


Mary Frances Harris Lester, 90, of Dillwyn, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, surrounded by her family.  Frances was born June 4, 1928 in Buckingham County, the oldest daughter of Robert Hamilton and Therie Newton Harris.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Long and Deborah Martin; son, Robert (Bobby) Elgin; three sisters, Katie Burnette, Christine Thomas and Anita French; 11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by son, John Larry Elgin; husbands, John D. Elgin and Jud Ray Lester; five brothers, twin brothers who died in infancy, Alfred Harris, Hamilton (Bone) Harris and Ernest Harris.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Baptist Cemetery Fund.

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March 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
March 22, 2019

11:00 AM
Cedar Baptist Church
3932 Bell Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

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