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September 11, 1958 - December 9, 2017

Burial Date December 18, 2017

Funeral Home Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

Place of Service Mercadante Chapel

Section Garden of Serenity Lot Number: 83Grave Number: A

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     Estella Mae (Bush) Speight, 59, of Worcester passed away peacefully at home in her husband’s arms Saturday, December 9, 2017 after a battle with cancer.

Estella was born and raised in Noxubee County, Mississippi, one of eight children of Roosevelt Bush Sr. and Nina (Robinson) Bush.  She married Auguster Speight Jr. in 1973 and together moved to Worcester in 1974.  Estella was employed as a Quality Control inspector for the Spectrum Company, now ADI in Marlboro for the past 31 years.

Estella is survived by her husband, partner and best friend of the past 44 years Auguster Speight Jr.; her four children, Remond Speight, Auguster Speight III and his fiancée Jill Panarelli all of Worcester, Shanee Moore and her husband Samuel of Macomb, Michigan, Sydrick Speight and his wife Angela of Millbury; 19 grandchildren, Remond Speight, Jr., Akeyla, Tristchion, Brianna, Dayja, Jaiden, Camren, Jaxson, and  Auguster  Speight V, Alana, Deyvn, and Trey Moore, Sinclair Rodriguez, Destinee Lucier, Zackery King, Chelsea Madera, Ariana Oskirko, and Dekedras Wright, Jr.;  three great grandchildren and seven siblings. Helen Coates and her husband Kenneth,   Linda Thomas and her husband Toriano, Patricia Glass and husband Rufus and Betty Dixon, and Brother in law Oscar Whitefield , all of Illinois, Juanita Houston and her husband Billy of Mississippi and  Roosevelt Bush Jr. of Worcester MA. As well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Her son, Eugene Speight , grandson, Auguster  IV , sister, Rose Whitefield and brother in law, Dan Dixon all pre deceased her.

Estella was the matriarch and backbone of her family. She truly believed that her family came first and made sure she put their needs ahead of her own. Having her children and grandchildren around put a smile on her face. Estella loved to cook, travel to Martha’s Vineyard on the Cape, dancing, gardening, and having her husband by her side all the time.  They were inseparable and happiest together surrounded by family. Her life’s inspiration was the Sunday dinners with her family and she never missed a family reunion. Her unwavering faith kept her grounded and helped her through life’s challenges. Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts but her loving and caring soul will never be forgotten.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Sunday, December 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St.   Her funeral service will take place Monday, December 18th at 11:00 am in the funeral home.   Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.   In lieu of flowers memorial remembrances in her name can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.