1st Sgt U.V. Estelle, Jr. was born August 5, 1949 in Talladega County, Alabama to U.V. Estelle, Sr and Precious F. Estelle. He was married in Holy Matrimony to Patricia McKinney Estelle for 42 years. In addition to this union, they raised a son, Darryl Chatman.
U.V. confessed his life to Christ at an early age and united with Africa Missionary Baptist Church. He received his education in the Talladega County School System. After high school, he was drafted to the military where he proudly served in the United States Army for 24 years before retiring. After retiring from the military, he worked at Avondale Mills for 6 years and Honda Manufacturing of Alabama for 10 years and retired again to enjoy life with his beautiful wife.
On March 28, U.V. was called to his eternal rest at Citizen’s Baptist Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters,Colleen Parker and Eva Ruth Jackson; and five brothers, Rex Leonard Estelle, William Olive Estelle, Willie James Estelle, Fletcher Estelle and Buford Estelle.
He leaves to mourn a loving, devoted wife, Patricia Estelle, Talladega, his son, Darryl Chatman, of Duluth, Ga.; three sisters, Doris Banks, of Detroit, Mich., Vivian (Marshall) Sims, of Eagan, Minn. and Lavonne Morris, of Alpine; one brother, Alfonza (Lucinda) Estelle, of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Mary Estelle and Lois Estelle; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Jackson and Darryl Parker Sr.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.