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Obituary for Patricia "Gayle" Lester (Harris)

Patricia Gayle Lester, of Cookeville Tennessee, went to her heavenly home to join her husband and daughter suddenly at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on March 23, 2023, at the age of 78.

She was born on August 31, 1944, in Granville Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late Floyd B. Sr, and Reba Harris.

Mrs. Lester served her community in more ways than one. She was a respected beautician for many years, a dedicated and long-standing member of First United Methodist Church of Cookeville Tennessee, and she was also undeniably devoted to those she loved, family and friends alike. Her presence on this Earth was true and genuine, impacting every life she touched.

Mrs. Lester is survived by, Granddaughter, Oliva Monroe; Step-Daughter, Kimberly Pedigo and her husband Mark; Granddaughter, Jess Crouch-Ward and her husband Scott; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Eli, and Addison Crouch; She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lester was preceded in death by, Husband, Retired Captain Billy J. Lester; Brother, Floyd Harris, Jr., and Daughter, Billie Diane Monroe.

Funeral Service for Patricia Gayle Lester will be held Monday, March 27, 2023, at 3:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Kevin Conrad officiating. Entombment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery - Mausoleums.

Visitation with the family will be held Monday, March 27, 2023, from 11:00 am until the time of service at 3:00 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations or contributions be made to The Lupus Foundation of America at

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Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.