Ocean City Today

M. Catherine “Kay” Jester

May 03, 2018
M. Catherine “Kay” Jester

printed 05/04/2018


M. Catherine “Kay” Jester passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Olevia E. Mitchell Wilkins.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd E. “Eddie” Jester, Jr.; children, Theresa Burbage and her husband, Danny, of Berlin, Sue Gates of Berlin and Stacey Jester also of Berlin; step-daughters, Dana Gravenor of Georgetown, Delaware, and Tammi Jester of Novato, California; and step-son, James “Jay” Jester of Ocean City.

There are five grandchildren, Alan Stewart and Aaron Stewart, step-grandson, Paul Starkey, and step-granddaughters, Kylie Clark and Jenna Clark.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Adkins, and a brother, Terry Wilkins.

Also surviving, are numerous great-grandchildren and her “brothers and sisters” at Lighthouse Church of God.

Kay had been a homemaker but also owner/operator of King’s Castle Bookstore in Ocean City. She also worked in the office alongside her husband, Eddie, at the family-owned Sportland Arcade on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. She enjoyed cooking, canning and traveling.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Revs. Ron and Nancy Soulsman and Rev. Theo Hobbs officiated. Interment followed in Buckingham Cemetery.

A donation in her memory may be made to: Lighthouse Church of God, 11742 Sinepuxent Rd., Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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