Esther Johnston Ross

Published 7:15 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017

Esther Johnston Ross passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.  She was 87 years old.

She was born in Louise on June 8, 1930, to the late Robert B. Johnston Sr. and the late Evelyn Tavenner Johnston.

She had four sisters, Marie Waller Clayton, deceased, Lorene Nichols Craft, deceased, Katie Johnston and Hannie Wade House. She had two brothers, Robert (Bobby) Johnston (Johnie) and Wm. E. (Billy) Johnston (Viola).

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She lived in Glen Allan in Washington County the early years of her life. She moved to Vicksburg in 1966.

She was employed with Guerdon Industries for many years and retired from Cappaert Housing. Esther and her late husband, Roy, enjoyed their retirement years at Eagle Lake.

She is survived by her son, Sonny Edwards of Edwards; her daughter, Mae Hardy (Jim) of Madison; and her daughter, Brenda Giles of Madison. 

She is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Chris Dill of Clinton, Michael Edwards of Vicksburg, Toni Dearman of Madison, Robert Edwards of Brandon, Linda Hardy of Brandon, and Lee Hardy of Flora.  Her great-grandchildren are Peyton Edwards, Wyatt Dill, Meagan Edwards, Bentley Dearman, Liam Dearman, Rylee Hardy and Tynlee Hardy. 

The family wishes to express its appreciation to those who unselfishly gave her their love and time throughout a long illness. She loved her nieces, nephews, caregivers and extended family. May God bless you.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Ron Birch officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Pallbears are Michael Edwards, Robert Edwards, Chris Dill, Michael Willoughby, Ty Wilson and Lee Hardy.