Rickey Kingston

East Alton | Friday, June 27 2014

Rickey Kingston, 60, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at her residence.

Born April 27, 1954, in Wood River, the daughter of Harley E. and Ruth K. (Haenni) Essary.

She married James Michael Kingston of East Alton.

She was a homemaker and worked as a Wal Mart Associate for Wal Mart in Wood River for over 20 years of service. She was a member of Rosewood Heights 1st General Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Gilbert and her husband, Chad of Wood River, and Michelle Kingston and her spouse,Bonita Bartels of Jacksonville; one son, Matthew Kingston and his wife, Stephanie of Barnhart, Mo.; four grandchildren, Tyler, Joshua, Adam, Blake; mother-in-law, Shirley Kingston of Wood River.

Preceded in death by parents; and a brother, Robert Essary.

Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Gray Funeral Home in Wood River.

Funeral services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Rosewood Heights 1st General Baptist Church, with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial:  Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or Shriners Children's Hospital.Condolences at

Obit Provided By:
Gray Funeral Home

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