Margaret Virginia Stokes Perry Lester


(June 24, 1935 – August 19, 2020)

Margaret Virginia Stokes Perry Lester, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, in Brownwood, Texas.

She was born on June 24, 1935, in Gorman, Texas, to William Dale and Beatrice (Wiley) Stokes. On September 10, 1955, she was united in marriage to Garland Yuvonne Perry in Duster, Texas. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1979. She married LCMDR William E. Lester in Duster, on February 20, 1983. He preceded her in death June 19, 1997.

Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. For fourteen years she worked for Higginbotham Bros. in De Leon. She was an excellent homemaker, baker and seamstress, and loved creating a welcoming atmosphere in her home for family and friends. Margaret loved to travel whenever the opportunity arose. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Comanche.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Lynn Blagg of Brownwood; grandchildren, Lezleigh Seerey and husband John of Fulshear, and Perry Wayne Blagg of Austin; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Seerey, Brinley Seerey, and Beau Seerey; a beloved sister-in-law and “Sister”, Jean Stokes of Stephenville and youngest sister Mary Stokes Daniel and husband David of Carrollton and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Dale and Beatrice Stokes; sister, Ruth Ell Price; brothers, Garnet Stokes and Floyd Stokes; and son-in-law, Lanny May.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joy Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church of Comanche, 407 N. Houston Street, Comanche, Texas 76442.

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