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James Lester



12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Roselawn Memorial Gardens - Murfreesboro, TN

James Lester was born on November 21, 1942 in Rutherford County to the Late George Lester, Sr. and Alberta Lester Biggers. James moved from his earthly home in Murfreesboro on February 16, 2021.

James was reared and educated in the Rutherford County School System. He is a 1961 graduate of Holloway High School. He earned a Barber's Degree in 1963 from Western Kentucky Vocational and Trade School in Paducah, Kentucky and was a Master Barber from 1964 until July 2006. James became owner/operator of Elite Barber Shop in February, 1985. James was employed at Samsonite for 18 years. He was active in the community and filled numerous roles such as Cub Scout Den Father, VP of the Murfreesboro Chapter of the NAACP, Parent Chaperone for Murfreesboro City Schools and Oakland High School, and filled a mayoral appointment on the Maney Avenue Study.

James is a member of East Castle Street Original Church of God where he faithfully served as worship leader and rendered the devotional prayer on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Many years of memory will be remembered by the family: wife of 42 years, Carolyn Sneed Lester; daughter, Raquel (Elder Coleman, Jr.) March; former wife, Delores Matthews; children, James Aundra Lester, Elder Monte Lemuel (Tamara) Lester, Tomicka Lester (Samuel) German and Antonio Stefan Lester; brother, George (Lilly) Lester, Jr.; sisters, Fannie Randolph and Marie (Vernon) Humes; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and the East Castle Street Original Church of God Family and other friends.

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