December 23, 1942 - May 28, 2020
Esther Marie McDougall, 77, fell asleep in death on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Portland, Maine in December of 1942, She was the daughter of the late, Linwood and Anita Knowles. Years ago at a sock hop a handsome sailor spotted Esther across the room. He was 18 and she was 17, it was love at first site. The next day he took her on their first date to Portland Head Light Lighthouse. The rest was history. A year later in Bingham, Maine Esther married her sailor, best friend and soul mate Reginald McDougall. Esther was a devoted wife and mother. Through the years Reginald would sing to her as he planted and maintained beautiful flowers and shrubs in their yard for her pleasure. Esther loved eating fresh Maine lobster. She loved nature, enjoyed travel, and appreciated the beauty of creation in Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, Connecticut, the Bahamas and many other places throughout the US. Esther’s primary calling in life was her dedication to Jehovah. She was passionate about talking to people to help them understand the bible. Esther was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Yankee Stadium in July of 1971 and served Jehovah faithfully for over 48 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Linwood and Anita (Lebrasseur) Knowles; two sons Gary McDougall and Timothy McDougall; daughter in law Cindy McDougall and her only brother Linwood Knowles Jr. Esther leaves behind the love of her life and husband of 59 years Reginald McDougall of Piggott, Arkansas; one son David (Emma) McDougall of Little Rock, Arkansas; one daughter in law Rhonda Panasenko of Bismarck, Arkansas; five grandchildren David McDougall of Collinsville, Connecticut, Chelsea Thomas of Bismarck, Arkansas, Bristol McDougall, Parker McDougall, and Ella McDougall all of Little Rock, Arkansas; one great grandchild Lillie Thomas; and many special friends. Family and friends are invited to attend her online Zoom Memorial Service Saturday May 30 at 3:30 pm. The conference will open at 3 to allow everyone time to get on. The link and dial in numbers are below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85986237448?pwd=bXRyMnlBTHFmU005c0xoRTJGdkpOUT09 Meeting ID: 859 8623 7448 Password: 170414 "The society of women is the element of good manners." - Goethe Esther is always soft spoken and never forgets her lovely manners. Everyone should follow Esther's example, because her many friends have been made by her gracious ways. Tri-City LLC Crematory Funeral Home is honored and privileged to serve the McDougall family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Tri-CityLLC.com .
Esther Marie McDougall, 77, fell asleep in death on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Portland, Maine in December of 1942, She was the daughter of the late, Linwood and Anita Knowles. Years ago... View Obituary & Service Information
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