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Esther Parker Meiggs, 72, of Hampstead, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at her residence.

Esther Parker Meiggs
                 Esther Parker Meiggs

She was born Jan. 18, 1944, in New Bern, N.C., to the late John Milton Parker and Rubie Provost Parker.

Esther was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, David Bertrand Meiggs of Hampstead, N.C.; children, Kimberly Meiggs Moore of Statesville, N.C., Ginger Meiggs Hewitt (Allen) of Wilmington, N.C., and David Benjamin Meiggs of Hampstead; grandchildren, Matthew Inman, Kara Rutherford, Mary-Katherine Moore, Shianne Harlan, Connor Meiggs, Gabriella Moore, Kathryn Hewitt and Allen Jason Hewitt; and great-grandchildren, Angelica Rutherford, Christian Rutherford and Abigail Lynch.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel, 17730 Highway 17N, Hampstead, N.C.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sea Lawn Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank the staff and owners at Sawmill Restaurant of Hampstead and the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their dedication and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.