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Marie Hester Narron

October 22, 1929 August 4, 2019
Marie Hester Narron
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Mrs. Marie Hester Narron, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

The funeral service is on Friday, August 9, at 11:00 AM at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Greenville NC, with Dr. Keith Gardner and Rev. Ronnie Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in Homestead Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Narron was born on October 22, 1929, the daughter of Jim and Molly Hester in Bladenboro, NC. She married Rev. John (JB) Narron on May 17, 1953. Marie and husband JB’s early years together were spent serving several churches in eastern North Carolina. Beginning in 1957, her husband’s 28 year service with the USAF Chaplaincy afforded her and JB the opportunity to live and travel extensively in Europe, the Philippines and several installations across the US. They retired to Greenville in 1985. She was a devoted wife and wonderful mother. Our fondest memories are of her enjoying her card games and singing hymns.

Mrs. Narron was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, her sister, Allie, her brothers, Elery, Ferris, Warren, Clyde, and Miles and two infant siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Amy B. Barber and husband, Daryl, and Ruth M. Hicks and husband, Russ, all of Greenville; son, John Mark Narron and wife, Bonnie of Bonaire, GA; three grandchildren, Susan, Sara, and Heather; adopted granddaughter, Lenni; three step-grandchildren, Frankie, Brittain, and Josh; three great grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and brother, Rev. James Hester and wife, Cile of Conway, NC.

The family extends special thanks to Celeste Villafana Zorrilla for answering God’s call to not only care for our mother but love her like her own for the last three years of our mother’s life.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 8, from 6 to 8 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at her home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: John B. and Marie Hester Narron Endowed Ministerial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365; Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 ( or charity of your choice.

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11:00 AM 8/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Free Will Baptist Church

2426 Charles Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858

Burial to follow in Homestead Memorial Gardens.

First Free Will Baptist Church
2426 Charles Blvd. Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Homestead Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

4251 E. 10th Street
Greenville, NC 27858

4251 E. 10th Street Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's of North Carolina, Eastern Chapter

5171 Glenwood Ave
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612

John B. and Marie Hester Narron Endowed Ministerial Scholarship Fund - Mount Olive College

634 Henderson Street
Mount Olive, NC 28365

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