Juanita Deloris "Nita" Lester, 2:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018

14-Jan-2018

 

Juanita Deloris “Nita” Lester, of Norman, OK, passed away January 12, 2018, at the age of 80. She was born August 13, 1937, in Mobile, AL, to Gregorio & Maria Rafaela (Gonzales) Sangilan.

Juanita was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Nita enjoyed shopping, listening to music and dancing. She also enjoyed family get-togethers. Nita enjoyed football and she was a Green Bay Packers fan. She enjoyed watching “The Price is Right,” and her all-time favorite was watching “The Tonight Show.” Nita grew up in Mobile, Alabama and then the family moved to Illinois in 1956, and then in 1976, the family moved to Oklahoma. Nita was a homemaker and she was also employed at Western Electric which became AT&T where she worked on computer boards and retired in 1990. Nita was a feisty, strong-willed and a hard-working lady. One of Nita’s qualities was you always knew where she stood on issues. She was straight forward and there was no second guessing. Nita had a witty personality and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Her first love was her Lord and Savior and spending time with her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nita is survived by her daughter, Mona Putt & husband, David, of Oklahoma City; son, Steve Lester & wife, Tamie, of Oklahoma City; 1 brother, George Sangilan, of Theodore, AL; 2 sisters, Carmen Daws, of Sun City, AZ and Nina Ward, of Mobile, AL; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio & Rafaela Sangilan.

Funeral Services for Juanita will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018, in the chapel of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home.


 

 
 

Diana commented on 16-Jan-2018 04:43 PM
On behalf of the Telecom Thunderbird Pioneers, we express our deepest sympathy upon hearing of the loss of Deloris.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Terri Putt commented on 16-Jan-2018 07:43 PM
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Terri Putt
Brenda Fleming commented on 17-Jan-2018 06:55 PM
Prayers of love and understanding at this time for the family.
Christy Miller commented on 18-Jan-2018 02:19 AM
Mona, I’m so sorry for your loss! However, is a beautiful obituary. I feel like I knew her from reading it and feel like I would have loved her! Strong willed and speaking her mind.....yes please! I know you find comfort in knowing she is now with her savior! However, I’ll pray for you and your family during this time as it stinks for us stuck here without her. Love you!!
Christy Miller commented on 18-Jan-2018 02:20 AM
Mona, I’m so sorry for your loss! However, is a beautiful obituary. I feel like I knew her from reading it and feel like I would have loved her! Strong willed and speaking her mind.....yes please! I know you find comfort in knowing she is now with her savior! However, I’ll pray for you and your family during this time as it stinks for us stuck here without her. Love you!!
Christy Miller commented on 18-Jan-2018 02:20 AM
Mona, I’m so sorry for your loss! However, is a beautiful obituary. I feel like I knew her from reading it and feel like I would have loved her! Strong willed and speaking her mind.....yes please! I know you find comfort in knowing she is now with her savior! However, I’ll pray for you and your family during this time as it stinks for us stuck here without her. Love you!!
Rita Jones commented on 14-Feb-2018 01:29 AM
Mona and family, so very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed visiting with Nita when I visited my Mom. Nita was always friendly, complimentary, laughing, in a great mood and of course (as you told me the story of when you were a child) always had her make up on! Nita was a beautiful lady that was loved by all and will truly be missed. My Mom made her trip to heaven shortly after Nita. Heaven won't be the same! They were both fiesty and spoke their minds. I know you miss your Mom terribly as I also miss my Mom. Many prayers and thoughts for you and all the family during this difficult transition.


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