Deborah Estes Tester
February 5, 1951 ~ January 16, 2017
Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN
Deborah Estes Tester, 65, of Johnson City, passed Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. She was a native of Johnson City, daughter of the late Jack and Frances Beatrice Estes. She was a loving wife, mother, nonna, sister, and aunt ?mother", spiritual guide, confidant, and moral compass to many. Matriarch to an extended family. Deborah was a registered nurse, and her final spiritual calling was as parish nurse for St. Mary?s Catholic Church. She was also a life long member of St. Mary?s Catholic Church. Survivors include: her husband, Reed Tester of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Reed ?Bodie" Tester II and Kala of Johnson City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Matt Bradford of Knoxville, Sara and Randy Hart of Johnson City; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Tony Estes, Travis Estes, Jeff and Patty Estes all of Johnson City, George and Kathy Estes of Knoxville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary ?Cookie" Saylor and Jan and Doug Tittle all of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Keller and Lily Bradford and Madelyn Hart; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Mary?s Catholic Church from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. A funeral mass will follow at 4:00pm under the direction of Father Peter Iorio. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: St. Jude Children?s Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary?s Church Fund, 2211 East Lakeview Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601.