Esther Raye Kourtney Hemmenway, 75, a lifelong resident of Oretta, LA passed on to her eternal reward on October 14, 2019 in the comfort of her home.
Esther will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a Godly woman and an active member of the Church of the Remnant. Esther possessed a strong will and an unwavering faith in her Lord and Savior. She was very well known in the community for feeding anyone that came by and handing out Dr. Peppers. In her younger years, she loved quilting, cooking, and loving on her grandchildren. Mrs. Esther will be remembered for her unique sense of humor, a fervent prayer warrior, and her friendly and generous nature.
Mrs. Hemmenway is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Rosie Sanders Kourtney; husband, Arthur O. Hemmenway, siblings: James Kourtney, Dolly Maddox, Cella Rose Foster, Margie Foster, Mary Lorenze, Stella Bumgarden and Audrey Wallace, and grandson, Arthur Allen Hemmenway, Jr.
Mrs. Hemmenway leaves to cherish her memory her two children, Theresa Gail Hemmenway and husband Eddy Spears and Pastor Artur Allen Hemmenway and wife Mickey, grandchildren: Kelli Byrd, Amanda Nugiba, Hevyn Hemmenway, Tiffany Perkins, Cameron Johnson, Nicholas Hemmenway, A.J. Hemmenway, and Geneva Hemmenway, eight great grandchildren, and a brother, “Sambo” Kourtney.
Esther’s visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the sanctuary of the Church of the Remnant. Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM until time of service. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM. Her son, Pastor Arthur Hemmenway will officiate. Burial will follow alongside her husband in Oretta Cemetery.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com