June 8, 1930 - December 6, 2017
Esther Johnston Ross passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was 87 years old.
She was born in Louise, Mississippi on June 8, 1930 to the late Robert B. Johnston Sr. and the late Evelyn Tavenner Johnston.
She had four sisters Marie Waller Clayton deceased, Lorene Nichols Craft deceased, Katie Johnston and Hannie Wade House. She had two brothers Robert (Bobby) Johnston (Johnie) and Wm. E. (Billy) Johnston (Viola).
She lived in Glen Allen, Washintgon County, Mississippi the early years of her life. She moved to Vicksburg in 1966. She was employed with Guerdon Industries for many years and retired from Cappaert Housing. Esther and her late husband Roy enjoyed their retirement years at Eagle Lake.
She is survived by her son Sonny Edwards of Edwards, MS, her daughter Mae Hardy (Jim) of Madison, MS and her daughter Brenda Giles of Madison, MS. She is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Chris Dill of Clinton, Michael Edwards of Vicksburg, Toni Dearman of Madison, Robert Edwards of Brandon, Linda Hardy of Brandon, and Lee Hardy of Flora. Her great grandchildren are Peyton Edwards, Wyatt Dill, Meagan Edwards, Bentley Dearman, Liam Dearman, Rylee Hardy and Tynlee Hardy.
The family wishes to express its appreciation to those who unselfishly gave her their love and time throughout a long illness. She loved her nieces, nephews, caregivers and extended family. May God bless you.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with Reverend Ron Birch officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Pallbearers are Michael Edwards, Robert Edwards, Chris Dill, Michael Willoughby, Ty Wilson and Lee Hardy.