Mother Estelle Legette was 82, and departed this life on Wednesday June 17, 2020 in New Bern, North Carolina. She was the mother of Tony Legette, Calvin Legette, Renee Dodds, Shelia Davis, Audrey Legette, Jennifer Croner, Shawn Croner.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel on Friday June 26, 2020 at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at the Red Hill Cemetery, Gapway Community. The family will provide a guest life of 50 or less people. Services will be live stream on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
Mother Estelle Legette-Croner was 82, and departed this life on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in New Bern, North Carolina. She was the mother of Tony Legette, Calvin Legette, Renee Legette-Dodds, Shelia Davis, Audrey Legette-Gakou, Jennifer Croner and Shawn Croner. Born January 09, 1938 in Marion, SC, was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mirah Legette. She attended the Marion school system; left Marion in 1959 and moved to the Bronx, NY where she met and married her deceased husband, Walter Croner. She worked a variety of different jobs, but her most enjoyable job was a “stay at home mom” to care for her seven children. Estelle was a friendly, thoughtful loving mother and grandmother and a good friend to many. She loved to be with her family and enjoyed talking on the phone for many hours with family and friends when she didn’t get to see them. She had a big heart always concerned about everyone's well-being. She loved everyone that she met. She enjoyed watching sports especially football and basketball. Her favorite basketball team was the "Lakers"; she loved Lebron James. She was a member of the Fellowship Covenant church until she became stricken with arthritis which made it exceedingly difficult for her to attend church. A couple of years ago, she moved back down south with her daughter Audrey and good family friend Otis who took care of her until she peacefully passed away to be with the lord on June 17th. She loved the lord and loved listening to gospel music. She always kept her faith and spirit in the lord. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her and to all those whose lives she touched. Someday we will be united again in Heaven where every tear will be wiped away, and we will enjoy the company of each other in the Presence of God forever and ever. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Please don’t cry for me. Be good until we meet again.
Estelle leaves to cherish her sons; Tony Legette, Marion, SC, Calvin Legette, Bronx, NY, Shawn Croner (Jennifer R.), New Windsor, NY. daughters; Renee Legette-Dodds (Clyde), Tobyhanna, PA, Sheila Davis (Robert), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Audrey Legette-Gakou (Otis), Vanceboro, North Carolina, Jennifer Croner (Alvin Lewis Sr.),Brooklyn, NY, grandsons; Lemarr Nared (Deanna) and Alvin Lewis Jr. grand-daughters; Kayla A. Gakou, Kameila J. Croner (Edwin), Sherica Fearrington (Jason), Risheca Fearrington, Simone Allen and Chanel Legette, great-granddaughters; Savannah Fearrington and Evelyn P. Williams and great-grandsons; Karter Wilson, Ethan M. Williams and Elijah M. Williams, special nieces, Zena Gill and Rochelle Legette; special nephews; John Gill, Anthony Gill and Kato Singleton, great-niece; Nachea Hill, great-nephew; Charles Hill; best friends for over 50 years; Hattie and Lester Davis, Anna Mae Dixon, Betty Hazel, Roselee Ray, Barbara Smith, Margaret and many more relatives and faithful friends who will miss her dearly.
The family of Mother Estelle Legette, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Legette family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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