Mrs. Queen Esther Jett passed Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Funeral service will be Monday, October 24, 2022 at 11:30 AM at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Florence National Cemetery. Public Viewing will be on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington is in charge of arrangements.
TIME TO BE BORN: Queen Esther Lewis Jett was born to the late Rev. Jessie and Jettie Washington Lewis in the year of our Lord 1928 on July 18.
TIME TO LOVE: Queen was united in matrimony to the late Albert Jett. To this union they were blessed with five children.
TIME TO GROW: Queen received her formal education in the public schools of Darlington County. After graduating from Mayo High School, she attended Benedict College in Columbia SC, majoring in English. Later she entered a training program for nursing and became an LPN in 1971.
TIME TO WORK: Her employment history consist part-time for the late Dr. Monague Brantley, full time at the Coleman and Aimar Hospital-Darlington Hospital, Care South in Society Hills, SC with Dr. Barker starting the Baby-Net in the rural areas and the Sickle Cell Foundation in Florence, SC.
TIME TO WORSHIP AND SERVE: At an early age she joined Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church and later became an active member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member.
Under the direction of the late Dr. C. L. Bowens, she was instrumental in helping to establish the Good Samaritan Club. She was a volunteer at the Darlington Free Clinic, a lifetime member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Vice President of the Pee Dee District Deaconesses Department 2001-2005 and President of the Pee Dee District Deaconesses Department 2005-2008.
TIME TO DIE: On October 19, 2022, at McLeod Hospice Hospital in Florence, South Carolina angels took Queen by the hands and escorted her to her new home.
TIME TO MOURN: She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters Lavonnie (Sam) Jackson of Florence SC, Yolanda (James) Jackson of Darlington, SC; two sons Gregory (Michele) Jett of Riverdale, GA, Gerald (Sonya) Herbert of Charlotte, NC; a daughter-in-law Jacqueline Jett of Society Hill, SC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; one God-daughter Mildred Stuckey Davis of Darlington, SC; three sisters-in-law Castener (Willie) McDaniel of Florence, SC, Alice Jett of Florence, SC, and Evelyn (Sylvester) Jett Cole of Darlington, SC; one son-in-law Lonnie (Annie) Jett of Jamaica, NY; a host of family and friends; and a very special care-giver Lena McKithen.
She was preceded in death by one son, Albert Jett, Jr. and two sibling Jessie Lewis Jr. and Ecclesiastes Lewis Pinckney.
Queen spent her last years at Oakhaven Nursing Facility in Darlington, SC where she developed a loving bond with the staff. Thank you Lance Broach for your care and love.
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