Queen Esther Hafford (Hafford)
A Homegoing Service for Ms. Queen Esther Hafford, 65, of Fort Worth, Texas will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Friday, December 31, 2021 at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral Church, 4650 Campus Dr., Fort Worth, Texas with Reverend Rodrick L. Woodson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas.
A wake will be held from 6-8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne and a viewing from 12-1:00 P.M., Friday, prior to the service, at the church.
Ms. Queen Esther Hafford was born January 11, 1956, in Cleburne, Texas to the late Willie Hafford and Johnnie Ruth Hafford. She was the second child born to this union. She attended elementary and middle school in Cleburne, TX. The family later relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1974. She was a graduate of Harris School of Nursing, and had a career in nursing for over 35 years. Prior to her retirement, she specialized in geriatric nursing. On July 7, 1978 she became the proud mother of Jonathan O’Bryant Byner, her only child.
As a small child, she attended Saint Paul CME Church in Cleburne, Texas. In 1995, she was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the holy ghost at Good Shepard Apostolic Church, Fort Worth, Texas, where she served. In 1998, she became a member of Greater Deliverance Church of the Apostolic Faith, where she served for over 13 years. She served in the capacity of choir director, where she was able to implement and impart her lifelong love of music. She also served on the evangelism committee, and whatever her hands found to do. She became a great soul winner and was instrumental in leading many to Christ. After the closing of Greater Deliverance Church of the Apostolic Faith, she became a faithful member of Open Arms of Love Apostolic Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Where she served as Chairperson of Hospitality, worked in the area of Evangelism, and was the Church Mother. She continued to reside and serve at Open Arms of Love Apostolic Church until the Lord called her home. Her favorite congregation song was “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”, and her favorite scripture was Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
The greatest legacy she left behind was her love for God, family, encouragement to others, and the life that she lived for Christ. Her desire was to see her family and friends saved.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Willie Hafford and Johnnie Ruth Hafford and brothers: Willie Ray Hafford and Hershel Hafford.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Son, Jonathan O’Bryant Byner, Grandchildren: Jackryie Byner, Jaila Byner, Siblings: Evelyn (Virgil) Palmer, Wade (Evelora) Hafford, Teresa (John) Woods, Joe (Angelica) Hafford, Felicia Hafford, Rhonda Hafford, Juanita (Anthony) Holbert, Kevin Hafford, Xavier Hafford, Ulanda (Damon) Hafford-Robinson, Willie L. Hafford, Iman Wallace Hafford, Janae Hafford, Nieces and Nephews: Julie F. Palmer, Virgil L. Palmer, Wade (Emila) Love, Calvin (Shadavia) Palmer, Marquita Hafford, Willie Hafford, Brittany (Andrew) Boston, Nicole Hafford, Isaiah Hafford, Emmanuel Hafford, and a host of beloved Great Nieces and Nephews, relatives and friends.