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Fidie Estes

May 21, 1938 February 9, 2021
Fidie Estes
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Fidie Rudd Estes was born on May 21, 1938 to the late Ollie and Rosa Rudd in Wake County, North Carolina. She departed this earthly life after a lengthy illness on February 9, 2021 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Fidie was a graduate of J. W. Ligon Jr. Sr. High School and Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her career working and retiring from the Federal Government. She was a secretary at J. W. Ligon Jr. Sr. High School, secretary for the late Reverend Dr. W. B. Lewis and The Reverend Dr. Dorwin L. Howard, Sr. pastors of First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church.

Fidie joined church at an early age and became a member of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church (now First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church). She was a faithful member until her declining health. Fidie served as a Deaconess, First Cosmopolitan Day Care personnel, member of the W. B. Lewis Gospel Choir and other areas of the church.

Fidie was a member of The Golden Oaks and The Raleigh Chapter of Delicados, Inc. organizations.

Fidie was united in holy matrimony on October 18, 1975 to Clarence Coolidge Estes and were married for 46 years. As a family, they raised five children.

Fidie is survived by her husband, Clarence; four daughters, Marlyn Banks (John), Charlotte Brickle Ann Estes Cooper (Fredereca) and Linda Estes; one son, Clarence Estes, Jr. (Wanda); two nephews, Michael Adams and Wayne Rudd; one niece, Sharon Rudd; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Monday

15

Feb

4:00 PM 2/15/2021 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/15/2021 6:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Please practice social distancing and a face mask is required.

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

16

Feb

12:00 PM 2/16/2021 12:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Please practice social distancing and a face mask is required.

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Carolina Biblical Gardens Final Resting Place

1530 Creech Road
Garner, NC 27529

1530 Creech Road Garner 27529 NC
United States
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