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Jessie Lee Kesterson

Jessie Lee Kesterson, age 86, formerly of Cove, went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2021 in Hope, Arkansas. She was born to the late Hester Devine on February 14, 1935 in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Jessie went to school in Hatfield where she enjoyed playing basketball. She liked to sew and quilt. Jessie enjoyed working in her garden and painting ceramics. She loved to go camping and fishing. Jessie loved to spend time with her beloved husband Wayne, traveling and seeing new places together. Above all else, Jessie loved the Lord and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hope.

She is survived by her sons, Keith Kesterson, and Bob Kesterson and wife Doris; grandchildren, William Kesterson, Chad Lawrence, Jennifer Roberts, and Kitina Kesterson; great grandchildren, Madeline Kesterson, Hannah Kesterson, Jacob Lawrence, Brody Lawrence, and J.D. Kesterson; brother, Henry McCauley and wife Thena; sister, Mary Lou Smith; aunt, Marie Hastings; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Jessie is preceded in death by her mother; husband, Wayne Kesterson; daughter, Carolyn Sue Lawrence; son, Donald Lee Kesterson; brother, Kenneth McCauley; grandparents, Jess and Emma McCauley.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Beasley Wood Chapel with Pastor Daniel Bramlett officiating. Interment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Beasley Wood Chapel with the service to follow.

Pallbearers will be Chad Lawrence, Jacob Lawrence, Willie Kesterson, Ted McCauley, Joe Hammonds, Kevin Kesterson, and Tad Kesterson.

Memorial donations made be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,, or to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery c/o Sharon Ricks, 160 E. Barton Ave, Cove, AR 71937.

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