​Esther M. Battista – Wake Forest Obituary

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​Esther M. Battista

Sep 15, 1934 – Jan 4, 2017

Esther M. Battista, 82, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017. She was born September 15, 1934 in Franklin County to the late Herbert and Rosa Green Moore. She worked at Eckerd Drugs for many years. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Battista brothers, Richard, Howard, Wilbert, Clarence and C.A. Moore, and a sister, Pauline Jones

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 10th, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Rev. Robert Faile will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

She is survived by; her former husband, Jimmie Kearney, Sr. of Franklinton; four sons, Curtis O’Neal and wife, Suzy of Youngsville, Jimmie Kearney, Jr. and wife, Debra of Castalia, Ricky Kearney of Raleigh, Ronald Kearney of Garner; five grandchildren, Chris, Jennifer, Brian, Tiffany and Jacob; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Bruce Moore and wife, Cleona of Sanford.

The family will be present 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday, January 10th at Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC, 27587. (919-556-5811)


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