Esthelee Pirtle (3-11-21) service 3-14-21
Esthelee Marie Pirtle, of Savannah, was born on March 16, 1993, in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of Greg Paul Wright and Leslie Alison Martin Niukkanen.
On Oct. 22, 2017, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Michael Neal Pirtle. Their family included two fur babies, Gracie and Moose, who had a special place in their hearts.
Esthelee worked at Hardin County Bank in Savannah. She was a member of Adamsville First Baptist Church. Esthelee touched many lives. Her light was seen through her contagious smile and infectious laugh in every room she entered. She was beautiful, strong, loyal, kind, determined, protective, selfless, funny and so very loved. What brought Esthelee an incredible amount of joy was sitting by the ocean, going on adventures with her husband and being with her family (cousins nights).
The love she had for her husband and best friend, Michael, is beyond words. He was her ultimate rock and the love of her life.
Esthelee’s strong positive outlook on her journey changed the hearts of many and will continue to impact lives in this world. There is no doubt Esthelee is in Heaven jumping with victory shouting “I am healed.”
Esthelee departed this life on Thursday, March 11, in Savannah, at the age of 27 years, 11 months and 23 days.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Pirtle of Savannah; mother, Leslie (Michael) Niukkanen of Morris Chapel; father, Greg Wright of Adamsville; sister, Olivia Dallas Wright of Murfreesboro; grandparents, Alice Martin of Stantonville, Jerry and Nancy Wright of Selmer; loving in-laws David and Donna Pirtle of Counce; sister-in-law, Angel Pirtle of Counce; brothers-in law, Nathan (Lauren) Pirtle and their children Ella Mae, Grady, and Darcie of Benton, Kentucky and Jonathan Pirtle of Counce. There were also special cousins, Andrea Martin, Kelsey Martin, Jordan Martin, Vivian Martin, Mary Alice Martin, Austin Martin, Shaw Martin, Abbi Wright, Nolan Wright and Kelsi Wright.
Preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Hugh Martin; and two cousins, Easton Martin and Payton Martin.
Services were held on March 14, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Darren Martin and Chad Ball officiating. Burial followed in Martin Cemetery at Stantonville.
Serving as pallbearers, Gary Wright, Todd Wright, Brent Martin, Noel Martin, Shaw Martin and Austin Martin; honorary pallbearers, Dath Martin and Larry Higgins.