Estelle B. Culpepper
Estelle B. Culpepper
July 15, 1932 - June 18, 2014
Estelle Bates Culpepper, age 81, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Helena, Alabama and was a long time resident of Bessemer, Alabama. She leaves behind her devoted husband of sixty years, Jesse Edgar Culpepper; her daughters Donna C. Burgess and Kim C. Shubert and her husband Jacky Shubert. Granddaughters Erin B. Parker and her husband Matthew Parker; Ashley B. Bryant and her husband Ralph Bryant Jr. and Jordyn Shubert, as well as five Great Grandchildren who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her brother Houston Bates, sister Loretta B. Ortuzar and sister-in-law Marjorie C. Johnson. She retired from Pullman Standard after thirty-one years. She loved the Lord and her life was a reflection of her relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a member of Crossway Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama. She was selfless, kindhearted, genuine and compassionate and she always put others before herself. Her family would like to pay respects and give special blessings to her devoted husband who cared for her daily. Visitation will be on Friday, June 20, 2014 starting at 1:00 P.M. with funeral to follow at 2:00 P.M. at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home in Pleasant Grove. Interment at Highland Memorial. Rev. Sims Officiating.
I love you Aunt Estelle and Uncle Edgar. Many wonderful childhood memories are in my heart. I'll see you in heaven, sweet angel.
Betty Wallace Miller
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Estelle was a beloved aunt and a wonderful sister to my mother. She was a precious inspiration her whole life.
Sorry for your loss. Mrs Culpepper was a wonder person, who will be missed by all who knew her.
While grief at the loss of a loved one is great, joy at receiving back a loved one in the resurrection will be greater. (Mark 5:42) God’s Word promises: “Your dead ones will live. (Isaiah 26:19; Acts 24:15) How wonderful that time will be! How satisfying it will be at that time to live in a world where there is no suffering! I am very sorry for your loss. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so very sorry for your loss. The Bible makes this comforting promise: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) It also assures us: "Throw your burden on Jehovah, and he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall." (Psalm 55:22) May these thoughts bring you a measure of comfort at this difficult time.