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Barbara J. Musick Lester, age 88 formerly of Bristol, VA passed away on May 1, 2017 in Roswell, NM.
She was a resident of Gary, WV and lived in Bristol for the last 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. R.M. and Fannie Ellis Musick; her husband, Willie. "Bill" Lester; brothers, Everett, Maurice and Elwood Musick; sister, Francis Musick.
She worked for 30 years as a social worker for the McDowell County, WV Board of Education. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church and a past member of the choir.
Survivors include her son, David Lester and wife, Peggy of Bristol, VA; daughter, Kathy Kump and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, David Jason Lester of Bristol, VA; Ben Lester of Raleigh, NC, Erin Dempsey of Boise, ID, Matt Kump and Jonathan Kump, both of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Ronnie Ellis; sisters, Ruth Browning, Virginia Williams and Sue Rhodes and eleven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 P.M., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathon Jonas officiating. The committal service and burial will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell, WV. The family will receive friends after the funeral service at the church.
Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com
Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Lester family.
Published on May 5, 2017
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