Rita Lemoine Estess
1931 - 2021
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Rita Lemoine Estess stepped into the light of God's loving presence on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She loved our Lord with a pure and beautiful faith. She trusted Him completely. She was an amazing example of His love and grace. She exemplified His kindness, forgiveness, peace and compassion. Born August 4, 1931 to Oscar Joseph and Eunice Hymel Lemoine, Rita grew up in a large, close family with five brothers and four sisters in Port Allen. In 1953, she married the man God had chosen for her, Carl "BoBo" Estess. She adored him. Together they had a precious family. Their life story is beautiful and has served as a testimony and inspiration to those who knew and loved them. Rita devoted her life to God, BoBo, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a long time resident of Baker and faithfully worshipped at Bethany World Prayer Center. It was a great joy for her to serve as a greeter each Sunday for many years and she cherished her friends there. Rita is survived by her children, Carl "Den" Estess and wife Patricia, Michael Estess, Rodney Estess, Elizabeth Sue Young and husband John; grandchildren: Kristen Gundling (Ryan), Kayla Silvio, Christopher "Denny" Estess (Jamie), Rachel Estess, Jamie Estess, Rebecca Estess, Ryan Estess (Faith), Joey Estess, Treston "Trey" Estess (Kailey), Daniel Estess, and Lydia Estess; nine great-grandchildren, and one brother, Steve Lemoine. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Eunice Lemoine; her husband, Carl "BoBo" Estess; a son, Gary James Estess; a grandson, Trenton Harris Estess, and siblings, Oscar, Alvin, Roland, Verna, Ruby, Vera, Robert, and Betty. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Patsy Thomas for her friendship, dedication & excellent care of their mom. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6 from 9 until 11 AM at Bethany World Prayer Center with Memorial Services beginning at 11 AM conducted by Pastor Wayne Brown. Burial will immediately follow at the Bethany Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
Bethany World Prayer Center
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Memorial service
11:00 AM
Bethany World Prayer Center
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April 7, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I am so sorry to hear this news. She was a wonderful Mother in law and she had so much love for her family. I pray that her precious memories help comfort you in the days ahead. Heaven truly gained an angel.

Kathy Lunsford Chatelain
Kathy Lunsford Chatelain
April 5, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sorry I will not be attending the services, due to a prior commitment. Rita Doucet
Rita Doucet
April 1, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Savitri Norman
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