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Obituary for Patricia Justus (Lester)

Patricia Lester Justus, age 50 of Hurley, Virginia passed way on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee, following a years, long battle against complications of diabetes.

Born July 28, 1967, at Grundy, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Sanford and Geraldine Blankenship Lester. Patricia was known among friends as a caring , always jovial Companion. She was able, even in the bleakest circumstances to find humor and to share it with those close to her. Her quick laugh and often self deprecating wit brought smiles to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Although the defining feature of Patricia’s last months were her failing health, she faced each day with optimism and held on to her Joie de vivre, until she closed her eyes in death. During this time, she was particularly fond of recalling beautiful moments shared with family and friends. Throughout her life, of which there were many, her measured optimism, her humor, and her contagious laughter will keep Patricia’s memory alive in our hearts for years to come.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Vickie Lester, Pamela Lester-Dotson, Crystal Lester, and 1 brother, Christopher Lester.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Her son
Joshua Heath Justus
Her brother and sister by affection
Danny Cooper Justus and Karen Justus of Hurley, Virginia
Sisters
Sandra Lester of Hurley, Virginia
Glenda LaFrance and husband of Gilbert of Kiln, MS
Connie Church and husband David of Grundy, Virginia
Wanda Holiman and husband Joe of Kiln, MS
Debbie McClanahan of Charlotte, NC
One Brother
Steven Lester and wife Sue of Hurley, Virginia
Also surviving are 3 nephews and 3 nieces.

Graveside services for Patricia Lester Justus will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Virginia, with Elders of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will follow at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Virginia Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1111, Grundy, Virginia to help with the funeral expenses.

Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
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