Omeala Estelle Hester was born to Hurman Perry and Jennie Sowell on June 19, 1935. She was a graduate of Merrick Moore School in Durham, NC.
Omeala went on to have six children. She was a dedicated worker and worked much of her life in the hotel industry.
Omeala was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles Hester III; and grandson, Walter Brewer.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Charles Brewer and Arthur Pettus; four daughters, Carolyn Brewer (Leo Mackey "Whiteboy"), Evelyn Brewer, Geneva Hester, and Tawanda Hester; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends