Hester B. (Jefferson) Craine

September 8, 1937 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 82)

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Mrs. Hester Craine, 82, transitioned on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS.

Mrs. Hester B. Jefferson Craine was born  to the union of the late Robert (Bob) Jefferson and Sallie Withers Jefferson  on September 8, 1937, in Holly Springs,  Mississippi.

She was united in holy matrimony to John Craine. In her younger years, Hester moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked as a domestic worker, after she retired,  she moved back home to Holly Springs.  She departed this life on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Baptist Memorial  Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi

“Bea" is what she was affectionately called by everyone that knew her.  With a big smile on her face and pep in her step, Bea was always dressed to the tee from head to toe, whenever she left her home, and she would literally give you the clothes off her back.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Bob) Jefferson and Sallie Withers Jefferson,  two sisters, Ruthie J. Rucker, Catherine  Jefferson Sea, four brothers, Ellis Jefferson, Earnest Jefferson, Curtis Jefferson and Harold Jefferson, brother-in-law, J.D. Rucker, Sr., and one grandson, Antonio Marion.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Sally (John) Marion of Holly Springs, Mississippi,  two grandsons, Demetrius (Patricia) Marion of Olive Branch, Mississippi, John Marion, Jr., of Holly Springs,  Mississippi,  eight great-grandchildren,   five great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Linda Ann Jefferson of Chicago, Illinois, two brothers, Eddie Lee  (Delois) Jefferson of South Fort Worth, Texas,  Louis “Billy”  Jefferson of Holly Springs,  Mississippi,  a sister-in-law, Catherine Davis Jefferson of Holly Springs, Mississippi, a host of nieces,  nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside Service will take place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 4-6p.m. at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs.


August 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home
140 N Memphis Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Graveside Service

August 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Hillcrest Cemetery
199 South Market Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

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