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Lillian May Lester

May 4, 1940 May 9, 2020
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LILLIAN MAY LESTER, 80 years of age of Big Rock, VA, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY, following an extended illness. Born in Conaway, VA, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Maudie (Skeens) Thornsbury. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker. Mrs. Lester was a former custodian at Harman Elementary School and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50-years, Tommie Lester; 1-Son: Tommy Lester Jr.; 1-Granddaughter: Britany Lester; Daughter-in-Law: Cindy; Special Friend: Ashley Stiltner; Son-in-Law: Jimmy Griffey; Sisters: Pauline Quinley and Mary Alice Justus; Brother: Joe Bob Thornsbury.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Barbara K. Griffey of Mouthcard, KY, Connie Stiltner of Morristown, TN, Teresa Ann (John L.) Dotson of Big Rock, VA, George Howard Thomas (Elizabeth) Lester of Big Rock, VA, Maudie Elizabeth Lester (Fiancé Eddie Taylor) of Mouthcard, KY, James Christopher (Sarah) Lester of Big Rock, VA, Michael Wayne (Shirley) Lester of Big Rock, VA; her sister Pauline’s Children who she loved as her own, Sherman, Troy, Larry, Randy, Ronnie, Pat, Ed, Paul, Mary Ann and Becky.

Also, survived by 20-Grandchildren, 34-Great-Grandchildren, 5-Great-Great-Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Graveside Services for LILLIAN MAY LESTER will be conducted privately for the family Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

Active Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Judy Street (FNP), Dr. Roland Benton, Nurses and Staff of Buchanan General Hospital and Pikeville Medical Center.

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of LILLIAN MAY LESTER.

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Grundy Funeral Home

22208 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 1016
Grundy, VA 24614

Grundy Funeral Home
22208 Riverside Drive Grundy 24614 VA
United States

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Mountain Valley Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Big Rock, VA

Big Rock VA
United States

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