Estelletta M. Cameron
May 03, 1924 ‒ August 27, 2014
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio
Estelletta Mae Cameron, age 90, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Columbus, was gathered to the Lord Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Autumn Health Care in Mount Vernon. Although she was a good woman, she entered into her eternal rest not because of her many good deeds, but because of her faith in Jesus her Savior.
She was born in Pittsburgh on May 3, 1924 to the late Wilford and Ruth (Bellville) Smith and was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-one years, Raymond H. Cameron and three siblings, Sherman Smith, Clifford Smith, and Virginia Miracle.
Her surviving siblings are Mary Teresa Smith, Mrs. Hazel Banker, and Dr. Lester (Maxine) Smith. She and her husband raised two sons, Ronald (Virginia) Cameron of Mount Vernon and Robert (Hannah) Cameron of Decatur, Alabama. Also sharing this family legacy are five grandchildren: Kirk (Amanda) Cameron of Kenton, Matthew (Brooke) Cameron of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Cara (Craig) Chappell of Tuscarawas, Zachary Cameron of Decatur, Alabama, and Scott (Amber) Cameron of Marion.
Esta had eight great grandchildren: Brady, Macie, Bethany, Georgia, Caroline, Meredith, Andrew and Benjamin Cameron.
Esta first gave her heart to Jesus as a young girl in Park City, Kentucky. When her family later moved to Columbus in 1937, she attended Linden Church of the Nazarene (which later became New Albany Church of the Nazarene) for 57 years and worked in many volunteer capacities including choir member, nursery worker, and Sunday School teacher. She graduated from Mifflin High School in 1942 and worked at Curtis Wright factory during WWII while her husband served in the Army in Europe. She worked for the Columbus City Schools as a library aide at Lincoln Park School and also at Nu Look Industries. Ray and Esta moved to Mount Vernon in 1994 and were members at Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.
Esta will be remembered for her positive outlook and for her kind spirit which easily flowed from her heart and hands. She earned a reputation as a tireless worker and a woman of independent spirit and resilience.
Friends may call on Friday August 29, 2014 at Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16000 Glen Rd., Mount Vernon from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday August 30, 2014 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a funeral service officiated by Rev. Scott Sharpes will follow. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Esta’ name may be made to Gideon’s International or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Estelletta Mae Cameron.