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Carrie Lakes Chester

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Carrie Lakes Chester Obituary
Carrie Lakes
April 27, 1941-
September 13, 2018
Columbus, GA- Mrs. Carrie Lakes Chester passed away peacefully Thursday morning at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center. She was 77 years of age.
A daughter of the late James J., Jr. and Arvella Parham Lakes, and the late Mrs. Flora Smith Lakes, Mrs. Chester was born in Columbus, GA and was a graduate of William H. Spencer High School. She was a member of St. James CME Church where she served diligently with the Choir, Missionary, and as a Church Steward. She retired with 20 years of service from the Muscogee County School System. Blanchard Elementary School. Mrs. Chester was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Chester and five brothers, Willie Gates, James Lakes III, Irvin Lakes and Edward Lakes and James Smith, Jr.
Surviving are her loving children, Darrell Lakes(Betina) and Deborah Lakes Allen(Gregory); a grandson, Anthony L, Lakes; a granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson (Jeffery) and her three children, Kalea, Jordyn and Ke'Lani; four sisters, Ernestine McBride, Florine Lakes, Judy Lakes and Alveta Upshaw; three sisters-in-law, Mable Lakes, Gail Lakes and Mattie Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Chester will be conducted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James C.M.E. Church. Pastor Lavisha Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, 2:00 til 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be expressed at progressivefuneralhome.com
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Sept. 16, 2018
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