Esther Lee Nelligan


Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016. Born in Cheshire, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and Lois Davenport.

Mrs. Nelligan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jaimie and Peter Hardin of Marietta, Georgia; her granddaughter, Jennie Hardin of Brookline, Massachusetts; her granddaughter’s fiancé, Patrick Nevins of Kingston, Massachusetts; her brother and sister-in-law, Winfred “Tuffy” and Mary Jo Davenport of Delaware, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Nelligan was a long-time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach prior to her move to Marietta in 2014. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for B.B. McCormick and Sons Construction Co. and retired from Arvida Corp. in 1991 to dedicate time to her family and to helping take care of her granddaughter. In the later years of her retirement, she worked at Parents’ Morning Out at Christ Church in Ponte Vedra.

Mrs. Nelligan was a devoted mother and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11 am in the chapel at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Moving in the Spirit in Atlanta or to the Christ Church Preschool in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, (770) 886-9899.