Wayne Allen Bester
…They shall mount up with wings as eagles… Isaiah 40:31
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ, Elder David Simmons is Pastor and Pastor Joey Marks will be officiating.
Wayne Allen Bester was born April 16, 1958, in Poplarville, MS, to the late Lee Andrew and Bertha Alford Bester. Wayne was a graduate of Poplarville High School, Class of 1977, and after graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Army with high rank as an E-4. Wayne Allen Bester united in matrimony to the love of his life, Cynthia Eugenia McGill Bester.
Wayne accepted Christ at a young age under the leadership of Reverend MJ Galloway at New Welcome Baptist Church in Poplarville, MS. In 2003, he joined New Beginning Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Joey Mark in Picayune, MS. Wayne was an active member of the Senior and Male choirs. He was employed by the Halter Marine Shipyard but later took ownership of his late father self-employment business that built fences in the local community. He was a proud father of four who admired his children, grandchildren and had a special relationship with his siblings.
On October 31, 2014, God called Wayne home; he was surrounded by his loving family at the Highland Community Hospital.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee Andrew and Bertha M. Bester; two brothers, Louis Edward Bester and Alvin Ray Bester.
Wayne leaves to cherish precious memories a loving and devoted wife, Cynthia Bester; three daughters, Casey (Robert) Smith of Mobile, AL, Sharhonda Bester, and Destiny Bester; one son, DeWayne Bester all of Picayune, MS; two sisters, Barbara (Jay) Reaves of Huntsville, AL, Michelle (Barney) Jones of League City, TX; two brothers, Ron (Theresa) Bester of Poplarville, MS, Roderick (Miacona) Bester of Texas City, TX; six grandchildren, Haley, Devion, Cameron, Kyla, Karmen and Kyren; one godchild, Tanner MaGee; three brother in laws, Charles (Barbara) McGill, Albert (Mary Alice), McGill, and Ike Stewart; six sister in laws, Betty Marks, Ruby Jean Walker, Linda McGill, Mary Frances ( Thomas) Blanks, Daisy (Matthew)Evans, Kathleen Rawls and Belinda McGill; two special friends, Slyvester Travis and Benton Gray; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be at the Picayune Cemetery with Military Honors.
Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home (601) 798-4469