Lester, Inez Burton

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Inez Burton Lester, 79 of Narrows, VA, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at her home. Inez was born in Giles Country on June 18, 1942, to the late Charles Everette Burton and the late Annie Nelson Burton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Olivia Stowers and Margaret A. Richardson.

Inez was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, aunt and friend. She was a Godfearing woman that shared the love of Jesus with those around her every time she had a chance. She will be remembered as a loving, patient, kind, generous and selfless woman.

She is survived by her husband, Gary D. Lester of Narrows, her daughter, Pamela Smith and friend, David Bowman and her one and only granddaughter, Mecalla Smith of Atlanta, GA, who she shared a special bond with. She is also survived by her siblings, Phyllis Hughes, Richard Burton, Chuck Burton and Wilma Stafford all of Narrows. She has two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Goodwin of Atlanta, GA and Janice Hammon of Vancouver, WA.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 1 pm at the French – Turner Cemetery in Narrows with Pastor Carl B. Belcher and Pastor Denise Kidd officiating. A guestbook will be available at the gravesite.

A special thanks go out to all of the beloved nieces and nephews, to Dennis Kidd & Susie and family, to Dewayne & Karen Blankenship and family, to Carl & Terry Belcher and family, to W.R. & Joy Johnston, to Randal & Teresa Westbrook and family, to Debra Bently and family and to ALL our friends and neighbors for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Hales Chapel Church in care of Teresa Westbrook, 2355 Curve Rd, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or to the Cirrhosis of the Liver Foundation or to the Carilion Hospice, 701 Randolph St., Suite 110, Radford, VA 24141.

The family is being served by Givens – Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, VA, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.