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Jonathan Fontain Hester (3-19-15)

Visitation for Jonathan Fountain Hester was held at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in Meridian, Mississippi, from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.
Mr. Hester, 56, died in Gautier, Mississippi, on Thursday March 19, surrounded by his family while under hospice care.
Jonathan was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on Jan. 11, 1959, to Elizabeth and Leo Hester.
 Jonathan was raised in the Clarkdale community south of Meridian, and attended Clarkdale School where he graduated from high school.  He attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Jon was devoted to his family and friends but especially to his wife, Melissa and daughters, Chasitie and Memori.  He found great joy and comfort in being with them and just enjoying their presence.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth F. Hester of Biloxi, Mississippi; wife, Melissa Hester of Verbena, Alabama; daughters, Chasitie Hester of Charlotte, North Carolina and Memori Hester of Verbena, Alabama; sister, Marian Trigg (Don Trigg) of Gautier, Mississippi; brother, David Hester (Helen Hester) of Billings, Montana; niece, Donna Worsham of Gautier, Mississippi; nephew, Troy Trigg (Lindsey Trigg) of Gautier, Mississippi; niece, Dr. Maria Hester Jones (Jake Jones) of Little Rock, Arkansas; nephew, Jonathan Hester of Little Rock, Arkansas; and several grandnieces and grandnephews and many cousins.
He was preceded  in death by his father, Leo M. Hester.
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