Funeral services for Esther M. Gay will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Beech Springs Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Ronnie Whitlock. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Esther was born Oct. 24, 1924 in Leton and entered into rest March 28, 2013 in Homer. She was Louisiana para-optometric of the year in 1989 and retired after 35 years of service with Dr. Carter Norman and Dr. Edwin Moss.
Her parents, Jim and Stella Parker; daughter, Rethea Ann Whitlock; grandson, Kent Whitlock; great-grandson, Jacob Whitlock; and siblings, A.J. Parker, Odessa Herman and Joe Wesley Parker preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Reginald L. Gay of Minden; son, Kenneth Gay and wife, Cyndy of Minden; daughter, Judy Gay Walsh and husband, Jim of West Plains, Missouri; sister, Loretta Adams and husband, Robin of Lompoc, California; brother, Ralph Parker and wife, Doris of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.