Sterling D. Lester

Sunrise: September 1, 1989

Sunset: December 23, 2019

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.

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    April D. Taylor says

    My Friend, You’ll Find
    By Michele Meleen

    My friend, you’ll find
    in this dark time
    lights that flicker
    and sometimes shine.

    My friend, you’ll find
    your baby’s smile
    to light your way
    every once in a while.

    My friend, you’ll find
    through tear-streaked eyes
    a blur of light
    that shines in mine.

    My friend, you’ll find
    this life without your child
    harder than I can know.
    But in the dark,
    my friend, you’ll find
    lights surrounding you aglow.
    And should you need
    to bask in light
    reach out your hand
    and I’ll make you bright
    even if it’s only for a moment
    my light will help you orient.

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      Marcus K Cureton says

      Our Condolences to you and the Family During this trying time
      May you Find Peace in time to Heal Your Broken Heart My Brother.

      The Cureton Family

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    Armecia Duckett says

    Many blessings and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of grief. Be reminded to celebrate his life and cherish all the great things he accomplished in life. Love you all!

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    Yvonne T. Lester says

    Sterling Lester you will be so missed. By so many people friends and family. R.I.P NEPHEW. LOVE YOU

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    Mary Lee & The Entire Porter/Lee Family says

    To my little sis/niece, & Rudolph- My heart aches for you the parents, as well as, the precious sibling of Sterling. I pray your good time memories will help to relieve your indescribable pain. Love & Prayers.

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    Michele Green says

    My heart hurts for you right now! I pray God will cover you and your family and know that He is with you and will never leave you.
    Praying for Comfort,
    Love Michele Green and Bryant McKinnie.

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    John Lambert says

    I am so sorry to hear about Stetling’s transition. I desired to be there to support you and our family. Circumstances wouldn’t allow me to be there, but I send my prayers. Though I cannot be there physically, my heart and spirit will be there with you all in this most difficult time. Keep singing and keep looking up.
    Love you,
    Cousin “Uncle” John Lambert

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    Wanda Simmons says

    Lester, I am so sorry when I heard the sad news of your son passing want to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers

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    Tanya says

    My Condolences and Prayers of comfort to the family. Sterling you were such a joy to be around you were always so Wise beyond your years You always knew how to get me excited listening to your dreams and business ideas you had a smile Th st would light up a room I Love you and will Miss you our relationship bond we had will alway live in my Heart ❤ R.I.H Sterling

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    Tonya Yvette McClarty says

    My deepest condolences to the family – I’m so sorry for your loss – 🙁

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    Butter, my heart goes out to you n your family…You all will forever be in my thoughts n prayers ❤

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    Tomeka L. Forbes says


    My sincere condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all.

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