Queen Esther Lula Mae Roebuck Pounds
Sunrise March 27, 1932
Sunset August 7, 2021
Esther was born to Walter and Edith Recalia Davis in Detroit Michigan. She was the oldest of seven. She married Boyd Roebuck and had five children, Jonathan Laron Roebuck, Anthony David Roebuck,Nancy (Letha) Alexandria Roebuck, Robbie Rebecca Roebuck and Crystal Late’ Roebuck. Esther and Boyd relocated to Seattle Washington in 1962.
Esther worked in the Pediatric ward at HarborView Medical Hospital, and then went on to acquire a floor Position at Frederick and Nelson’s , in the scarves and accessories department until she resigned. Esther was one of the first Black women to work in that capacity at this major department store. Unable to obtain a buyer position/title due to her race, she resigned. Esther went on to raise her children and pursue her dream of modeling In between jobs. She modeled for a number of fashion shows throughout the region, she was the most beautiful, most talented and graceful of any team she worked with.
Esther finally landed a job as property manager with William Pounds. Together they managed several housing development projects throughout the city. Esther reacquainted herself with her spirituality and love for the Lord, as she joined the Womans Of Glow fellowship group.
Esther was a loving caring person. She personified this in her management position, where as she would use her influence to make sure young financially challenged mothers had a place to stay, she would also guide them in the right direction to move forward. She was the epitome of the Village Mother. Esther was truly: The best (most beautiful) mother in the world.
Love you GRANDMA: Janee, David, Laron, Shavonne, Anthony, Nelson, Cherelle, Rio,Tyrone, Which all gave her Great-grandchildren
Memorial Service: Sept 4th
Viewing will be at 10:30 AM
Services at 12:00 PM
Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98133