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Esther Moak Pope

Esther Moak Pope, 84, of Byram, Mississippi, and formerly of Summit, Mississippi, passed away on May 6, 2019, at her Byram residence.

Visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Montgomery Baptist Church in Summit with visitation again on Saturday, May 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Carl Prewitt and Bro. Steve Sasser will officiate and burial will follow at Montgomery Cemetery. Hartman Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther was born on May 14, 1934, in Summit, Mississippi, to the late Mr. Kennie Lee and Clara Reeves Moak.

Esther was a telephone operator with Bellsouth for 30 years as well as the pianist at Montgomery Baptist Church during her youth. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Byram. She had a love for music and flowers and was a member of the Bellsouth Pioneers. Esther was greatly loved and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, William Jack Pope.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth “Ken” Pope (Evonne) of Clinton; two daughters, Jackie Griffin (Kevin) of Byram and Tammy Pope of Byram; three sisters, Barbara Moak Wallace (Henry H. Sr.) of Brookhaven, Glenda Moak McKean (James) of Greensburg, Louisiana, and Martha Moak Martin of Madison; two grandsons, Garret Pope (Jessi) and Cody Griffin (Kasi); two granddaughters, Stephanie Pope and Colleen Catchings (Keith); and three great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Garret Pope, Cody Griffin, Orian Williams II, Kevin Griffin, Kevin Mercier and Keith Catchings.