James “Pap” Bester

Published 7:00 am Friday, June 26, 2020

June 17, 2020

LET not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at New Palestine Cemetery. A walk-through will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Brown’s Funeral Home. Rev. Joey Mark will officiate at the services.

James Charles Bester was born January 21, 1948 to the late Jesse and Lucille Bester. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Shelby.

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Fondly known to many as “Pap,” he was an avid fisherman. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 he ended his earthly journey to enter into his heavenly home.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Lucille Bester; three sisters, Vernell Napier, Gerry Bester and Emily Bester; one niece, Keishia Taylor.

He leaves to cherish his life, one daughter, Adrian (Sirjoseph) Davis of Gulfport, MS; two grandchildren, Tekatelyn and Tekelixx Davis; two brothers, Fred Jackson Jr. and Bernard Bester; five sisters, Helen B. Ross, Mattie (Samuel) Nichols, Beverly (Rufus) Davidson, Cynthia B. Merritt and Carrie (Kenneth) Nunn; a special friend, Earline Rodgers; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.