Mrs. Robin Lester Askew was born on February 1, 1933, in Houston County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Lucious Lester and Odessa Sparks Lester.
She departed this life on Monday, November 22, 2021, in Perry, Georgia.
She attended Houston County Schools and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Henderson, Georgia. She was a Dietician for the Houston County Board of Education for 20 years. On April 4, 1954, Robin Lester united in Holy Matrimony to the late Sherman Askew, Sr. To this union, seven children were born. One preceded in death, Mr. Lucious C. Askew.
She leaves to mourn five daughters: Myrtice Askew (David) Brown of Lithonia, Georgia, Shirlene Beasley of Warner Robins, Georgia, Jeanette Askew Williams of Warner Robins, Georgia, Sheena Askew of Kathleen, Georgia and Amanda Askew (Adrian) Green of Perry, Georgia; one son, Sherman (Tammy) Askew, Jr. of Perry, Georgia; seven sisters: Clementine (Edra) Buckles of Henderson, Georgia, Cora McGhee of Bonaire, Georgia, Essie Anderson of Perry, Georgia, Mable Lester of Byron, Georgia, Dessatine Young of Dallas, Texas, Helen Davis of Jacksonville, Florida and Lorene Davis of Macon, Georgia; five brothers: Robert “Stone” Lester of Kissimmee, Florida, Oscar “Jack” (Margaret) Lester of Henderson, Georgia, Billy Lester of Henderson, Georgia, Plenty Lester of Detroit Michigan, and Randy Lester of Hawkinsville, Georgia; nine grandchildren: LaToshia Askew, Telethia Johnson, Nicall Askew, Tavaris Askew, Teca Askew McCants, Chasity Thomas, Amandria Ragin, Tamar Askew, and Cheteila Huff; twelve great grandchildren: Zacchaeus Hill, Zacchaeu Hill, Christopher Porter, Collin Forehand, Olivia Forehand, Tachyra Askew, Tionna Askew, August Herring, Xavier Thomas, Zhi Pearl Thomas, Treasure Miller, and Cash Carter; God grandchildren: LaNiKeia Watkins, Markese Watkins, Madison Watkins, Demetria Woodard, Yolanda Thomas, and Kojak Woodard; two god great grandchildren: Makayla Gilmore and Xavier Gilmore; two Goddaughters: Cheryl (Paul) Watkins and Marlene (Sylvester) Turner; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends.
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