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Miranda  Hope Lester Houghton
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Obituary for Miranda Hope Lester Houghton

Miranda Hope Lester Houghton 31 years of age of Tazewell, VA, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY. Born November 24, 1985 in Bethesda, MD she was the daughter of Johnny Mack Lester of Grundy, VA and the late Connie Lester Rowe.

Miranda was an avid artist, loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed music. Loving daughter, wife, mother and sister.

In addition to her father Johnny Mack Lester of Grundy, VA she is survived by her step-father Junior Rowe of Paynesville, WV; husband of seven years William Crockett Houghton of Tazewell, VA; children Jesse Lester and Acacia Lester of Tazewell, VA; sisters Rachel Lester of Bluefield, WV and Allison Rowe of Paynesville, WV; maternal grandmother Frances Lester of Paynesville, WV.

She was also survived by special cousins; Crystal Addair, Frances (Pie) Addair, Pam Vance, K.C. Payne, Michelle Lester, Jordan Lester, Eddie Lester, Samantha Lynn, Anthony Lester, Benny Lester and Matt Lester all of Paynesville, WV; special aunt Debbie (BO) Lester and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services for Miranda Hope Lester Houghton will be conducted Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Grundy, VA with Evg Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Rowe Family Cemetery, Paynesville, WV.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, evening service will be held at 7:00 p.m..

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

Memorial condolences may be viewed at

The family of Miranda Hope Lester Houghton have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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12:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Cemetery Details


Lester Rowe Cemetery

Rt 83
Paymesville, WV 24873


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