Ms. Billie "Missie" Chester, age 73, went into eternal rest Wednesday night at her residence while surrounded by loved ones. Ms. Chester was a native of Bulloch County and worked with Cooper Wiss for twenty years before retiring. She worked with her sister-in-law, Gayle Chester as an assistant hairdresser and devoted her last several years caring for many individuals during their last years. Ms. Chester was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris R. Chester, her parents, Erbin and Ruby Lanier, her brothers, Bobby Lanier and Swanson Lanier, her sisters, Arlene Kirkland, Betty Bowler, and Joe Wilhite.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jerry Weaver; her son, Robert Chester, all of Statesboro; two brothers, Ray Lanier of Mineral Bluff, GA, Don (Dale) Lanier of Auburn, AL; one sister, Peggy Olliff of Mineral Bluff, GA; one granddaughter, and her fiancé, Tiffany McKenzie and Dustin Holyoak; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ramona (Huston) Costlow, Morgan (Gayle) Chester, all of Statesboro, LaFaye (Tony) Allen of Portal; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Interment will follow in church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund or to Odyssey Hospice of Savannah.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.