LaVada (Lester) Bentley

July 26, 1949 ~ February 14, 2018 (age 68)

LaVada “Lester” Bentley, 68, of Dorton, KY, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home.  She was born July 26, 1949 in Phelps, KY a daughter to the late Emzy Scott Lester & Angeline Blankenship Lester-Layne.  In addition to her parents, LaVada was preceded in death by eleven older brothers of the Phelps area. 

LaVada was a retired call trainer for Sykes of Wise, Va.  She loved doing housework & enjoyed spending her time with her husband, family, grandchildren, & great-grandchildren.   She gave birth to four children but raised many more who she claimed as her own.  Anyone who came through her door, she treated as family and she always had a smile for everyone.   She endured a lot of trials, but she backed down from nothing & nobody.   LaVada was of the Pentecostal Faith.  She had a God-given strength and a strong faith in God.  

LaVada is survived by her husband: Kenny Lee Bentley;  three sons: Buddy (Christi) Harris of Millbrook, AL,  Jamie (Jessica) Mitchell of Maysville, KY,  Cody Mitchell-Bentley of Dorton, KY; two daughters: Donica (Robby) Childers of Harrodsburg, KY, Amanda Osborne of Dorton, KY; nine grandchildren:, Brandon, Taylor, Richard, Alexandria, Andrew, Jason, Mya, Corey, Audrey, & Nora; six great grandchildren; as well as a host of friends and family to mourn her passing.  

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M.  Sunday, February 18th at the Cornerstone Apostolic Church at Jamboree, KY with Rev. Richard McKinney officiating.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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