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Ms. Estella Walton-Whitehead passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Chicago, IL. Arrangements are incomplete but will be publicized at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
I met Estella while attending Cross Road. Estella was a beautiful person and filled with the Spirit of God. She always met you with a smile. Although I have not seen her in some years, I can still see that smile on her face. She will be miss by the family.
Carolyn Frazier
June 28, 2020
Stella sang Amazing Grace the first time I went to the Crossroads Church. Her voice created in my memory a vision of angels in heaven worshipping our Father. Every time I think of her, remember the feelings of love and family from my time in Gainesville or sing Amazing Grace...I am reminded how much she loved and was loved. I am so sorry for your loss but deeply deeply grateful for her legacy.
Jayne Passmore West
June 27, 2020
God used Stellas singing to change my life!
Keith Eest
June 27, 2020
What an incredible life she lived for the glory of God! Estell and Erica sang at my wedding together for the first time! Prayers for all of her family!❤
Karen Schmidt
June 27, 2020
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Corey Hines
June 27, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Stel but the one that I cherish the most happened during our Crossroads Singers tours. (And this happened all the time, not just once). We would stop at a rest stop to use the facilities and she would be talking with the women in the bathroom, as if they were long time friends. I wondered how she knew so many people and then I realized she just treated everyone like friends, even though she had just met them. She had such a warm and generous spirit!
Marilyn McCall
June 27, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Joyce Kendrick
June 27, 2020
She used to sing I have a Father and now she is in his presence. God gifted her a beautiful voice she used for His Glory! Very special sister in Christ and Mom to her children.
Ed & Elaine Koschik
June 25, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Priscilla Monroe
June 25, 2020
I will always remember your beautiful voice as you sing the verses to "Amazing Grace"
Maxine McPherson
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