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James Lester

February 17, 1952 — July 7, 2022

James H. Lester Was born February 17, 1952, to L.C. Mcrae and Flossie Slaughter.

He was a wonderful Grandfather and Great grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. In his younger years, his favorite hobby was boxing, and then in his later years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his grandson Montez. They were inseparable. He was truly an outdoorsman.

Also, one of his favorite past times was sitting and drinking coffee and talking with his best friend, his wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn.

Even though he loved his children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of his life. He lived a life full of laughter, song, and smiles. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife Gwendolyn Gulley Lester of Eldorado, Arkansas;

One son, John Gulley of Chidester, AR, One daughter Joyce (Yaphett) Peterson of Eldorado, Arkansas; three grandchildren; Montez Woods of El Dorado, Arkansas, Briel Williams of El Dorado, Arkansas, Secmarion Gulley of Chidester, Arkansas, two great-grandchildren; Leia Woods of Camden, Arkansas, Camiel Grant of Eldorado, Arkansas.

Five Brothers; Donald ( Thelma) Mcrae Of Camden, Arkansas; George Lester of Fairview Heights, Illinois; Alex (Mildred)Lester of Detroit, Michigan; Charles (Diane) Lester of Maryville, Illinois; Herbert Lester of East St. Louis, Illinois, three sisters; Joyce Lester of St. Louis Missouri, and he was Proceeded in death by two of his sisters Virginia Lester and Willie Mae Lemp.

A special niece Stephanie Leaks, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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