Sterling Dominique Lester was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 1, 1989 to Rudolph Lester, Jr., and LaTonya P. Story and was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. Sterling attended Indian River High School and was a graduate of Commonwealth Challenge, Class 25 of 2006.
He played football and basketball growing up from a young age, but his passion was basketball. He was employed as a subcontractor for BAE Systems.
Sterling is survived by his loving parents Rudolph Lester, Jr., of Chesapeake, VA and LaTonya P. Story of Atlanta, GA; three devoted siblings Felicia Lester, Los Angeles, CA; Dionna Atkins, Smithfield, VA and Xavier Story, Bushnell, FL; his only nephew Jette Atkins whom he loved dearly; paternal grandmother Helen Lester; maternal grandparents Deryl Witten, Sr., and Robin Witten; aunts Sabrina Harvin, Yvonne Lester, Yvette Lester, Danielle Witten, Elizabeth
Reed and uncles Deryl Witten, Jr., and Lemar Loving; ahost of great aunts and uncles and cousins. He impacted many lives in his community including his neighbors and friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Wendell Haynes and grandmother Margaret Loving.
Sterling’s faith in God was manifested through baptism. He will forever be missed and we are thankful to God for the 30 years we had with him. May he rest in eternal paradise. We love you.