Esther M. Tackett, 84, of Kennett Square died at her home on Friday, Sept. 5.She was the wife of the late James E. Tackett, who died in 1996 and the companion of Valentine DeJesus, who died in 2005.

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Richard B. and Anna Mary Stafford Carter.

Mrs. Tackett was a self-employed housekeeper for the past 56 years.

She served in the U.S. Army "W.A.C.S". during World War II.

She was a member of the Bethel AME Church in Kennett Square, and the East Linden Street project H.E.L.P

She enjoyed gardening, and being a mother to everyone.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Tackett of Reading, James Tackett and his wife, Shirley, of Kennett Square, Richard Tackett and his wife, Vanessa, of Kennett Square, and William Tackett and his wife, Alice, of Oxford; five daughters, Alethea Taggart and her husband, William, of Newark, Del., Betty Jean Tackett of West Chester, Diane Michael of Linwood, Linda Miller of West Grove and Michele Huggins and her significant other, Marvin Wilson, of Oxford; two brothers, Lewis Carter and Thomas Carter, both of Kennett Square; two sisters, Hilda Martin of West Grove and Eunice Carter of Kennett Square; 25 grandchildren; and many great-and great-great grandchildren.

She predeceased by one son, Larry Tackett, and one daughter, Melissa Tackett Bowers.

Family and friends are invited to visit with Esther's family on Thursday morning, Sept. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bethel AME Church, 300 E. Linden St., Kennett Square. Her service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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