Jonathan F. Esters Sr.April 24, 1950 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 67)
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.