Margaret Bailey Lester

August 20, 1931 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Margaret Lester Obituary

H. Margaret Webb Bailey Lester died at home on Monday, February 5th, 2024, after 92 years of life.

Margaret was born in 1931 to the late Don Webb and Norma Cook. She was a born-at-home native of Peachtree WV in the Marsh Fork District - now Naoma - a descendant of the earliest Cook (Cooke) settlers of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1962, she and her first husband - the late Coy Bailey - moved to Kopperston to raise a family.

Margaret and Coy moved to Beckley in 1978 as their family grew to include their daughter-in-law Lillian Ann Agee (m. Guy Bailey) of Oceana. and in 1979 a grandson, Joshua. After the death of her husband Coy, she remarried the late Perry Lester - himself a widower - and together they spent many happy years.

Margaret was a lifelong Christian, and she and her two husbands attended many of the area's churches. She deeply enjoyed attending church, reading her Bible, cooking, and watching the Gameshow Network.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Theodore "Ted" Webb, her son Coy "Cricket" Jr., and her two husbands. Remaining to cherish her memory are her son Guy (Sandra Lusk), her grandson Joshua (Erica Steffensen), her beloved great-grandson Rowan, and a very special friend Oma Bolon. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

The family thanks her neighbors Richard and Dreama Rhodes, and Bob and Terri Schuetz for their support, encouragement, and friendship; and also thanks the staff at Melton Mortuary.

Services will be at 2:00pm at the Melton Mortuary chapel on Sunday, February 11th, with visitation from 1:00pm until time of service. Following the service, she will be taken home to Peachtree and laid to rest at the U.S. Cook Family Cemetery, Naoma, WV. Her special nephew, Pastor William Cook - as she fondly referred to as "Little William" - will conduct the service. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

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February 11, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV

February 11, 2024

2:00 PM to TBD
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV

February 11, 2024

4:00 PM
US Cook Cemetery

Naoma, WV


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