Rita Lemoine Estess stepped into the light of God's loving presence
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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
Memorial donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or St.
Jude's Children's Research Hospital.