In Memory

Donna Estes

Donna Estes

A memorial service for Donna "Red" Estes, 54, of Nacogdoches will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, with Steve Petty and Pastor Stan King officiating at Laird Funeral Home. Ms. Estes left this earth and entered into heaven April 7, 2012, in Nacogdoches. She was born July 20, 1957, in Texarkana, Arkansas, to James Odell Estes and Lovella Hughes Meyer. Donna graduated from Nacogdoches High School. She worked as a clerk at KJ's Convenience store for many years. She was a hard worker and known for her bubbly personality and smile. Donna was friendly, kind-hearted and never met a stranger. She was a loving mom, sister and friend. She was a free spirit who loved the outdoors, mountains, gardening and her feline friends. Donna will be missed by many whose hearts she touched. But we can rejoice knowing she is no longer in pain and has received the eternal healing from Our Savior. She is preceded in death by her father, James Odell Estes; and mother, Lovella Hughes Meyer; as well as maternal and paternal grandparents. She is survived by three sons, Jacob Odell Randall of Nacogdoches, Texas, Joshua Delmar Randall of Monroe, Washington, and Forrest Kenneth Randall of Nacogdoches, Texas; her stepfather, Ernest E. Meyer of Broaddus, Texas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Charlet Meyer of Newton, Texas, Timothy Estes of Waianae, Hawaii, and James and Tiffany Estes of Lafayette, Louisiana; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta Cree of Texarkana, Texas, Rose and Ricky Sonnier of Port Neches, Texas, Darlene Estes of Nacogdoches and Stephanie Harrison of Texarkana, Texas; her best friend, P.J. Shipp of Nacogdoches, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.