Esther Nettles Obituary, Death – On the Sunday of Easter in 1939, Esther was born in Delhi, Louisiana. The date was April 9. She received her diploma from Fayette High School in the year 1957. She thoroughly appreciated her time spent instructing students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Trinity Episcopal School, and Franklin County Elementary School over the course of more than 30 years. It brought her a great deal of happiness whenever she ran across one of her previous students and they got to catch up.
She was a devoted member of the Oldenburg Presbyterian Church as well as the Franklin County Women’s Club, and she played an important role in the maintenance and care of the South McNair Cemetery. Esther received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and also attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She took great pleasure in imparting her love of storytelling to her friends and family, who come from a long line of brilliant storytellers in the Hadskey family. Esther was known for always saying what was on her mind, making people laugh, and stating the truth in an unfiltered manner.
Esther had a strong sense of responsibility toward her family. Spending time with her grandkids and great grandchildren, who affectionately nicknamed her Mimi, was one of the things that brought her the greatest delight. She cherished the opportunity to show children her childhood home in McNair, where they could go fishing, name the cows in the meadow, gather pecans, and take in the fresh air on the front porch.
It was common knowledge that anyone trying to talk to Esther during her daily Jeopardy viewing should have known better. She was also known for her extremely competitive play at board games and for being the most entertaining Rummikub opponent in the area. Esther had a selfless affection for her family and friends, and she was really interested in knowing everything there was to know about their lives.