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  • Monday, January 05, 2015
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Mr. Phillip Henry Hester
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Services for Mr. Phillip Henry Hester were held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Durant M. B. Church in Durant, MS.

Mr. Phillip Henry Hester

Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and they staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

A Time To Be Born…
Phillip Henry Hester was born July 26, 1946 in Holmes County, MS to the late Phillip and Sarah Silas Hester. He was the fourth child of eight.
A Time To Worship…
Phillip accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at a young age at Franklin Methodist Church where he remained faithful and very active until he relocated to Chicago, IL. He united with the Durant M. B. Church in Durant, MS in 2001.
A Time To Learn…
Phillip attended Gages Springs Elementary School, Holmes County Training School and he graduated from Lexington Attendance Center in 1964.
A Time To Serve…
Phillip moved to Chicago, IL where he found employment until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1969. He actively served his country during the Vietnam War and he was honorably discharged from active duty in 1971. He returned to Chicago where he continued his employment at Sears. He retired from Sears after twenty-five years of exemplary service. After retirement, he moved back to his beloved home state of Mississippi in 2001.
A Time To Mourn…
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, his sister; Clara Perkins, and one nephew; Varrick Hester.
A Time To Love…
Phillip leaves to cherish his lasting memories, one son; Anthony (Tonia) Hester of Orlando, FL, four sisters; Annie (William) Palmer of Durant, MS, Eva Newell of Country Club Hills, IL, Mary (Frank) Kimes of Lexington, MS, and Cozell Gibson of Harvey, IL, two brothers; Cleo (Martha) Hester of Durant, MS and Rozell Hester of Lexington, MS, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends