Jonathan F. Esters Sr.

Born: Mon., Apr. 24, 1950
Died: Fri., May 12, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Alford's Mortuary Chapel

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11:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Alford's Mortuary Chapel

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Mr. Jonathan Floyd Esters Sr., 67, of South Bend, Indiana, passed at 11:10 p.m., on Friday, May 12, 2017. Jonathan was born to Jack Floyd and Dorothy Louise (Anderson) Esters on April 24, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana, who both preceded him in death along with a son Wayland Perkins, a brother, Frederick Julian Esters, his father and mother in law, Wesley Gavin and Lorraine Perkins.

Jonathan a lifetime resident graduated from Washington High School. He married Beverly Perkins on March 22, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. He worked for AM General as an assembler, Continental Bus Co., as a mechanic and he also was a self-employed auto mechanic. His hobbies were music, fishing and walking.

Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife, Beverly Esters of South Bend, Indiana; two daughters: Elquita Terry of Flint, Michigan, and Lorraine Perkins of South Bend, Indiana; two sons: Jonathan Floyd Esters Jr., and Shawn Ivory both of South Bend, Indiana: nine grandchildren which included four special grandchildren: Tashiana, Taji, Alford and DeVontae: five great grandchildren; five sisters: Kathy Lott of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jacquelyn Smith and Patricia Slater, both of South Bend, Indiana, Judith Welch (Frank) Smith of Decatur, Georgia, and Etta (Andrew) Palmer of Rowlett, Texas; three brothers: Donald (Clara) Anderson of Penn, Michigan, Dennis (Donna) Rickman of Oliver, Michigan, and Charles (Sundra) Esters of Mesquite, Texas; cousins: John Anderson and James Wheeler Jr., both of South Bend, Indiana; two sisters-in-law: Delores (Ravertis) Spencer of Missouri and Anna Gavins of Chicago, Illinois; a brother-in-law, Ricky Perkins of Chicago, Illinois; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

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April Lott
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
To my dearest friend Beverly that I have known ever since I started at Notre Dame. I am so sorry for your loss stay strong my dearest friend. I know it will not be easy, but you are a strong women. Father God I ask that you touch my dearest friend, and her family in there time of tears. Father we know that you are the only one who can heal her hurt that she is feeling right now. Father God I ask that you send the prince of peace, and keep your angels around to comfort her, and her family in there time of pain. In the mighty name of Jesus I so humbly pray... Amen

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