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1947 Brady 2023

Brady "Big Brady" Ester

October 1, 1947 — September 17, 2023

 

Life’s Journey

Brady James Ester, Sr.

“Big Brady”

 

To plant a seed in one’s heart…to root it in love…

To nourish it with time spent together…

Yields a blossom that will flourish forever.

 

Brady James Ester, Sr. affectionately called “Big Brady” by family and friends was born on October 1, 1947, in Wooster, Arkansas to his parents, McKinley Ester, Jr. and Freddie B. Woodard Ester.  He was raised surrounded by his brothers, Robert, Jerry; and his sisters, Brenda, Evon, and Carolyn.  As a child, he was obedient and listened to the instructions of his parents.  Growing up in the country, he enjoyed the time spent with his uncles. 

 

Brady graduated from Anna Strong High School, located in Marianna, Arkansas.  On May 31, 1966, Brady enlisted in the United States Army.  While serving his country, he earned a National Defense Service Medal; a Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star; a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and a Expert Rifle ribbon.  He served with honor and distinction and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant (E6)

 

In 1972, Brady wed Deloris Flako in Conway, Arkansas.  To this union, Brady, Jr was born.  He later met, Gloria Marshall. To this union, Chevonne was born.  He later met, Terrie Lewis and to this union, Terren and Airiel were born. He was a loving father, who took great pride in the care and nurture of his family.  Brady was blessed with ten grandchildren, Armani, Makhi. Aliah, Nevaeh, Elijah, Ezekiel, Elias, A’layjan, and A’montae; and four great grandchildren, who were an additional source of joy and pride in his life.

 

By profession, Brady was employed by the United States Postal Service as a Supervisor and also American Airlines as a Tour Superintendent.  He was hard working, dedicated, and performed all his assigned duties with a spirit of excellence. 

 

A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Brady was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, located in Marianne, Arkansas. He believed in the power of prayer and having a relationship with the Lord.

 

Brady was a fun-loving man, who enjoyed life and those he encircled.  In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.  His generosity and love will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful man.  To know “Big Brady” was to love him.

 

Brady James Ester, Sr. departed this life on September 17, 2023, in Aurora, Colorado.  Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include, 2 sons, Brady J. Ester (Melanie Jackson) of Little Rock, Arkansas, Terren M. Ester; 2 daughters, Chevonne R. Marshall and Airiel C. Ester all of Denver, Colorado; 1 brother, Jerry Ester of Little Rock, Arkansas; 3 sisters, Evon Robinson, Brenda Lane both of Marianne, Arkansas, and Carolyn (Cecil) Coleman of West Memphis, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

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