Obituary of Estella Gaiter
Estella Gaiter was born December 20, 1923, in Lee County to Lena Mitchell and Allen Parks, better known as “Baby”, “Honey Bump”, “Granny”, “Mother” & “Mama” to some.
She attended Moab Community School where she graduated. She then confessed at an early age; Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior at Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Lexington, Texas in a little country town better known as Moab. She was also part of the inception committee that started the “Association of Moab Community.”
She later moved to Fort Worth, Texas and became a member of what is now the Historic Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. She devoted herself to being a faithful member of the Allen Chapel Usher Board where she served until her health began to fail.
Her motto was:
“For a day in the court is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness” -Psalm 84:10.
She also served as a member of Women Missionary Society at Allen Chapel Church and Daughters of Allen.
She met and married Bobby Lee Gaier, Sr. To their union eight children were born. She continued her education at Dunbar High School Adult Education where she learned to sew, macrame, and make pottery.
On January 29, 2022, her Heavenly Father called her home at the age of 98.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what was planted” -Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Estella was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Gaiter, Sr.; children, Bobby Lee Gaiter, Jr., Evelyn LaVerne Manning Crump, Gerald Vaughn Gaiter, Clifford Anthony Gaiter, Sr., and Baby Gaiter. She was also preceded in death by mother, Lena Mitchell Brown; father, Allen Parks; stepfather Henry Brown, Sr., and sister Allene Jones.
She leaves to cherish her memory, Sons Donald Gaiter, Douglas Gaiter; daughter Lorna Geter (Charles) and a special son/grandson Darrell Manning, Sr. (Rochelle) who she raised; and brother Henry Brown, Jr., (Olivia).
She also leaves to cherish her memories, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”