Georgia Whitt, formerly of Hebron, died peacefully on February 25, 2014, in Columbus. She was born in Harps Creek, KY, on October 14, 1940, the eighth of 12 children born to George Washington and Mattie (Lawson) Lee. She was a nursing assistant and homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Hebron Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving family: children, Van Lester, Anthony (Barbara) Lester, Allen Lester, Starlene Kay (Dennis) VandenEynden and Yvonne (Greg) Layne; daughter-in-law, Melinda Lester; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie (Barbara) Lee, Carl (Doris) Lee, George Lee Jr., Homer Lee, Rondal Lee and Dewey (Jo) Lee; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Phillip Lester; her husband, Henry Calvin Lester; and five brothers, Walter, Benjamin, Fred, L.N. and Henry J. Lee.
Friends may call on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St., in Kirkersville, where funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, with Joe Crowe as the officiant. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown.
Donations in her memory may be directed to the family in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 57, Kirkersville, OH 43033.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Whitt family. www.hoskinsonfuneral.com