Esther Catherine Padgett 80 of Jacksonville died Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.
Ms. Padgett was born in Jacksonville to the late Luke and Rosetta Padgett and was preceded in death by her four brothers; Lorimer C. Padgett, Hillary Padgett, Harold Padgett, Gesler Padgett and her 2 sisters, Beatrice Murray and Doris Leary.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Interment will follow at Ida Padgett Family Cemetery, Maple Hill.
Surviving one daughter, Bobbie Catherine Cave of Stafford, VA, two sons Walt Gregory “Butch” Rhodes and Eric Keith Rhodes both of Jacksonville, two sisters, Minnie Ann Heath and Janice Brown both of Jacksonville, two brothers, Elvin Padgett and Preston Padgett both of Jacksonville, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
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