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Elmer "Doug" Douglas Lester May 2, 1948 - January 10, 2023

Born: Sunday May 2, 1948

Died: Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

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Elmer “Doug” Douglas Lester age 74 of Eden, NC passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2023 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday, January 13th, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 1 – 2 pm. Family meeting at other times at the home of Leslie Ramey, 181 Shannon Court, Ridgeway, VA. 

Doug was born May 2, 1948 in Leaksville, NC to the late Elmer J. Lester and Doris Nance Lester.  Doug was a member of the Temple of Faith Church in Ridgeway, Va. He was a self-employed construction worker. Doug enjoyed playing golf, playing bingo, working puzzles and watching wrestling when it was on. 

He is survived by daughters, Leslie Ramey (Rick) of Ridgeway, Va., Angie Morton and Amy Garland (James) of Eden, Jackie Manuel (Daniel) of Madison and April Frazee (Jeff) of Mayodan; step-son, Jimmy Perez of Stoneville, NC ; 10 grandchildren, Megan Gregory, Paige Rea, Cody Martin, Justin Garland, Dustin Morton, Devin Morton, Amber Lester, Tabiyis Graham, Aiden Manuel and Skyler Perez; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan Rigney, Jean Robertson and sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Lester all of Eden, Sandra Harris of Stoneville; brother, Paul Lester of Eden; several nieces and nephews which he held close to his heart.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joel Lester.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Temple of Faith Church in Ridgeway, Va.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at
My Dear Sweet Uncle,
You will be great missed by us all with your craziness and goofy grin. You will be forever in our hearts. 
Lesle, Angie, Amy, Jackie and April in the days to come always know we are all here to help you through. We love you all and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 
Wayne and Terry Handy
AMY  so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family.
ronnie ramsey
Dougie u was a wonderful  son ,brother, father, and grandfather and a wonderful  uncle  u always made me laugh when  I saw u u will dearly  be missed I love uncle  dougie and miss u with all my heart ♥  love your niece tosha Lynn  Fuqua 
Tosha Fuqua
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!
Beverly France
So sorry for yalls lost I knew Doug from where I worked at people's store him and his friend would come in alot and eat
Debra Roberts
Leslie and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie E. Martin
debra thompson
To all the Lester family and Sandra Harris, The Cressell Family of Charles, Mary Ruth, Kim and Robin would like to send our sincere condolences to you all. Doug and fanily were dear to us while our children were growing up with all his family in our small neighborhood. We have so many sweet memories of this kind, sweet man. May the Lord comfort you all in your time of grief.
Mary and Charles cressell
Went to school with Doug, then had him as a customer at Jerry's Restaurant. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you the strength and comfort that you need. Linda Dalton East.
Linda East
Sorry for loss thought a lot of dougie remember seeing him and Bobby Lawson at builder's mart praying for y'all Jason walker
Jason walker
I'm sorry to hear Doug has passed away, he was a good friend and a kind man. He did a lot of work for us and always did a great job. We sure are going to miss him. Prayers for family! 🙏💐
Linda Land
looks like youve finished ur race my friend,gonna missed you my friend
Bruce Walker
Doug was a long time friend. Charles and Doug grew up together I met him when I was 15 threw Charles. He was a good Christian man. I can remember he came to mow when Charles was in Iraq he just wanted to help. We had spent all these years together in church and he was always the same. He loved his family dearly and prayed for all of them. I will miss you Doug. You and Charles behave we will see each other again. Love Tammi
Tammi Massey
Doug was a great guy, & a great carpenter with a great sense of humor. I am very sad to learn of his passing. He will surely be missed. My prayers are with his family.
Tim Handy
So sorry, Doug did a lot of remodeling of our home with Bobby at times, he always did good work and was a extremely nice guy, we all will miss him. Prayers for all of the family.
Thurman Land
Thurman land
My prayers and thoughts go out to ALL this family.  We have know Douglas was very small.  Had gone to church and our families attended church services together.  Sorry I did not know of this until Sun m night.  Praying for you all!  Carolyn Mabe Lumsden.
Carolyn M Lumsden
Sandra I am so very sorry for your loss I ask the Lord for comfort strength and grace in Jesus name amen 
Ellen Harris

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