Estelle Collie Royster, age 90 of Drakes Branch, VA passed away Friday March 4, 2022.
She was the daughter of the late Elijah Thomas and Inez Collie.
Estelle was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Bernard Royster, four brothers Fletcher, Thomas, Harold and Clarence Collie; three sisters Cecil Collier, Annie Belle Nichols, and Lucille Crowder and grandson, Josh Royster.
She is survived by her three children, Ronnie Ray Royster (Ellen), Bernard Lynn Royster (Janet), and daughter Jewell Harris; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, March 7, 2022, at Lebanon Church with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at Estelle’s home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lebanon Church Cemetery (P.O. Box 7 Drakes Branch, VA 23937).
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is respectfully serving the Royster family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Ricky and Judy Yates

    05 March 2022 9 months ago

    She was a friend and a mother to the neighborhood and she will be greatly missed.

  2. Jane Wilmouth Hayes

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  3. Jean D Crews

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    So sorry for y’alls loss. Prayers for all her family & friends.

  4. Jill and Danny Duncan

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the family – so very sorry to hear about your loss. She was one very special lady.

  5. Wayne Adams

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    She was such a good neighbor and friend to everyone in the Sunny Side community.
    Fly High, “Ma E”.

  6. Ann Marie Newcomb

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for all the family!!

  7. Jacqueline Tatum

    06 March 2022 9 months ago

    On behalf of the Tatum family, we send our heartfelt sympathy to the family, Mrs. Estelle was a wonderful lady and a great neighbor and she will truly be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

  8. Wayne Adams

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    She was always a special neighbor to everyone in the Sunny Side community.
    Fly High, “Ma E”.

  9. Deborah Berkley

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    Ronnie, Lynn, and Jewel,
    I have such wonderful memories of your lovely mom. She was a devoted wife, a mother who loved her children unconditionally, and one who was unfailingly kind to all she met. The Lebanon Community has endured yet another loss, while all of Heaven is rejoicing at a life well lived.

  10. Dale Lindsey

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    Prayers and thoughts with you during this time of grief. May God be with you.

  11. Betty Crews

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give peace and comfort to all the family.

  12. Janice Noblin

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    John Henry and I are so sad of hearing of the passing of your mother may God be with you and your family through this difficult time

  13. Wanda Barksdale

    07 March 2022 9 months ago

    My deepest sympathy to the Royster family.

  14. MARK FEARS

    08 March 2022 9 months ago

    PRAYERS

  15. Gary & Kemberly Wattd

    09 March 2022 9 months ago

    Our condolences to the family and loved ones. Prayers lifted for comfort and peace during this time.

  16. Jimmie Dix

    22 March 2022 8 months ago

    I’m sincerely sorry for your families loss! Praying for God to be with you all from this day forward even more. May God bless you all.

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