Eva Brandon Lester, a former resident of Newton County, succumbed to cancer Aug. 4, 2019 after a short stay in the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Age 92, she was born Nov. 10, 1926 to Ed and Bessie Iva Upchurch Brandon of Coffeeville, Mississippi.
A graduate of the Grenada (Mississippi) Nursing School, Eva was a Registered Nurse in the employment of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi for 40 years before retiring.
She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ernest Ray (Buck) Lester of Jackson, Mississippi; her son, Morris Erving Lester; siblings, Sudie Brandon and Carl Brandon.
Eva is survived by Morris’s wife, Linda Lee Funderburk Lester formerly of Grenada, Mississippi; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many Brandon family nephews and nieces; many Baker family nephews, nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and the children thereof across the State of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Baldwin-Lee is in charge of services with interment in Cedarlawn Cemetery beside her husband, Buck and her son, Morris.