Esther Bristow

Born: Thu., Oct. 12, 1961
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: Hawhammock Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Esther Bristow, age 57 of Kite, GA, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at her Residence.

Memorial Services will be Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Hawhammock Baptist Church with Rev. Cail Pressey officiating.

Honorary Escorts will be Hawhammock Ladies Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Bristow was born October 12, 1961 in Augusta, Richmond County, GA to the late Scott Schmid and Mrs. Helen Brett Schmid. She was a 1979 graduate of Swainsboro High School and was a member of the Swainsboro High School Marching Band.  Mrs. Bristow was an RN and previously employed by the Emanuel Medical Center and Eastside Medical Regional Center.  She was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and was a member of the Hawhammock Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 20 years: Tommy Bristow of Kite, Ga

Her Mother:  Helen Brett Schmid of Kite, GA

Three Daughters: Bailey Bristow of Kite, GA, Carla Bristow and Traci Nelson (Chris) all of Madison, GA

Three Sons: Nicholas Dominguez of Tucson, AZ, Clayton Williams of Miami, FL and Stein Bristow (Tazmyra) of Lawton, OK

Two Brothers: Stewart Watson (Evelyn) of Charlotte, NC and Andy Schmidt of Wellsville, NY.

Thirteen Grandchildren: Nathaniel Dominguez, Charlotte Nelson, Copeland Nelson, Keegan Walker, Dailey Byrd, Georgia Byrd, Stein Norman Bristow, Westin Bristow, Braxton Bristow, Hudson Bristow, Sadie Bristow, Gage Michael Bristow, Grayson Mueller, nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Cyndy Powell
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
May the Lord bless each of you with peace and comfort.

Ashley Riner
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ester and I went to school together, played in the band together, and worked together at Emanuel Medical Center for many years. She will be missed.

Alan and Beth Stokes
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Beth and I are both heartboke for you and your family. Wa are here for you if you need us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We love you.

Ramona Snedeker (Bishop)
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Ms.Helen and Andy I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord above wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you at the sad time. Sending prayers to you and the family.

Janice Spence Raymond
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Esther was a classmate of mine from Swainsboro High as well as in home room with me there. Please know that her infectious laugh always made me smile. All of you will be in my thoughts as you mourn her absence in your life. Peace to all. Janice Spence Raymond

Saundra Brett Cranfill
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Ms. Helen,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re family is in our prayers.

Mike & Ellen Rowland
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, GOD bless!
Mike & Ellen Rowland
Swainsboro, GA

Mike and Danielle McHan
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Condolences to the family of Ester Bristow. May God be with you.

Sandra D.Dawson LPN
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
My condolences to the family, may God bless and strengthen the family in their time of bereavement; keeping the family in my prayers.

Ashley Stockelman
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Ashley, Megan, and Teresa .

Sending love and prayers your way, Carla and family! So sorry for your huge loss! We love you, Ashley, Megan, and Teresa

Cris Brock,LPN
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
My prayers go out to Esther's family. I had the pleasure of working with her at The Heritage Center in Snellville. She loved working with the patients with her big smile and heart.

Monica Kaye Harris
   Posted Mon April 22, 2019
My dear sweet friend, we called each other “Pookie “. I sure am going to miss those kisses, hugs and talks. We know that God has a time for each of us. He needed you to take your eternal place with Him. Your work here was finished and when I see you again I will rush to you for one of those kisses. I loved you and your presence and memories will forever be felt in my heart. My condolences to Tommy and all of your beautiful children and grandchildren. May God comfort you during this time.

Melanie Hollifield
   Posted Thu June 20, 2019
I just learned of Esther's passing. I worked with her at Eastside back in 2005-2006 time frame. She shared many stories of her Bailey with me as I was pregnant with my first daughter. We enjoyed many a lunch together. She was a bright personality full of love and energy. I am so sorry for your loss.