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James Steven Ester

August 2, 1977 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 40)

             James Steven Ester, age 40, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at home.

            Steven was born on August 2, 1977 in Alexander County and baptized on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church.

            Steven had worked as a Supervisor for Craftmaster Furniture. Although, he didn’t get to travel a lot, he thoroughly enjoyed taking trips. One of the big items on his bucket list was to attend a New England Patriot’s football game in Foxboro, MA. On October 22, 2017, he, Katie and his dad traveled to Boston to attend a rematch of the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons game. It was one of the many highlights in his life. However, there was one trip for which he was most excited for ~ a trip to Heaven. He is now pain free, he is reuniting with his grandparents, friends and other family members. He is experiencing sights, sounds, colors and smells beyond our earthly comprehension. He is home and he is safe in the arms of God.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vern and Jessie Ester, Bea and James Pennell, Mable and Sherman Bumgarner and uncle, Eric Pennell.

            Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Jennifer and daughter, Katie of the home; his father, Dennis Ester and wife, Karen, of Catawba; his mother, Teresa Bumgarner and husband, Randy, of Hiddenite; brothers, Matthew D. Ester of Hickory, Jason and Darren Bumgarner of Taylorsville; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

            A service to celebrate Steven’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 550 5th Ave. SW, Taylorsville, NC. Rev. Steven Dagenhart will officiate. At the request of Steven, he will be laid to rest beside his grandmother, Jessie Lee Ester at Taylorsville Wesleyan Church in Taylorsville in a private service for immediate family.

            The family will receive friends from 1- 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Pallbearers include: Matthew Ester, Mike White, Fred Brock, Ian Taffe, Darren Bumgarner and Jason Bumgarner. Honorary pallbearer: Corey Bentley.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Taylorsville Wesleyan Church, C/O Aaron Taylor, 104 Second Street SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Ester Family.

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