Lesli Vester

Lesli Sue Vester (Hawthorne)

Friday, November 21st, 1975 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Lesli Sue (Hawthorne) Vester, 44 years old, of Milton, Florida, passed away the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Lesli was the oldest of three sisters. She was a graduate of Milton High School and the University of West Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and ESE; dedicating more than 18 years throughout Florida. She and her family attended Pine Terrace Baptist Church, where she trusted the Lord as her Savior at 12 years old.

Lesli is survived by her husband of 17 years, Richard Vester, Jr.; two sons Jaydon Vester (13) and Braydon Vester (11); a stepdaughter, Hannah Vester (24); her loving parents, Harry and Sue Hawthorne; two sisters, Lori Kirchharr (Keith Kirchharr) and Lyndi Hardy (Robbi Hardy); four nephews and two nieces; and many cousins.

Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Pine Terrace Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Pine Terrace Baptist Church, with Dr. Mike Wiggins officiating and assisted by Pastor Corey Cheramie of Jonesville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery, with Lewis Funeral Home of Milton directing.

The family wishes to thank everyone in the community for their endless prayers for Lesli’s healing, as well as peace and healing for the family following this truly tragic loss.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pine Terrace Baptist Church
    6212 Pine Blossom Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Pine Terrace Baptist Church
    6212 Pine Blossom Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Michelle Cuevas

Posted at 09:35pm
From what I remember of Lesli was her kind heart and soul. The sweetest amd gracious person that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Rest well in the arms of Gods Angels.

The McKenzie family

Posted at 10:32am
With loving memories of "Lesli Vester",
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Bridgett Hubbs Evans

Posted at 06:30am
Lori Hawthorn and family- You are in our thoughts and prayers in this hard time. Love Bridgett Hubbs Evans and family.
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jane cormier

Posted at 09:32pm
Thinking of all of you and knowing God will carry you through your sadness and grief for your beautiful and loving Lesli. Sending love to all of you from all of us.. Jane Cormier

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Posted at 07:30pm
I hope it brings you comfort to know that I am celebrating the life that Mama Leslie lived and am thankful for her impact on my life.
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