December 19, 1927 ~ May 5, 2020

Born in: Georgetown, Guyana
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Esther Ariel Carrington, 92, of Brooklyn, NY, by way of Guyana, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Georgia. Esther was a honored retiree from Kings County Hospital in BK, NY. She was also a proud member at the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew in BK, NY. She is preceded in death by her father Henry Carrington Sr., her brothers : Henry Jr., Edmond MacQuarrie, and Herman Gomes. She is survived by her beloved son, Michael H. Gillett, daughter- in- law, Sandra Gillett and granddaughter, Janacia Gillett. As well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and dear family and friends. Her funeral services will be handled by Wages & Sons, Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046, (770)277-4550. Online Condolences are welcomed and may be expressed at

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  1. CandleImageMa Esther, I am so grateful that I had you for a mother-in-law. You showed me so much love from the very first time we met. I took care of you when you could not take care of yourself for as long as I could. I will always remember you laughing, dressing up to go to Walmart (lol), Keeping your makeup on point and letting your granddaughter play school with you everyday after she came home from elementary school. I am certain you are at rest now. You are at peace and in heaven. Thank you for loving me and for giving me Mike. I will take care of him and Janacia as we continue to mourn you and get them through this. Love Always, Sandy

  2. CandleImageTo my Dearest Mom I want to first thank you for everything you showed me from dealing with people and treating them right, always offer a helping hand to those in need. You reminded me to pick up my Bible so I can have that balance in life that to this day I see is so vital to ones peace. The loving and nurturing care you’ve given me I cannot express my gratitude enough. Thank you for being the loving Mom you are, thank you for all the talks and help you provided to us, we greatly appreciated it. But I must admit to missing our talks, your smile and laughter when we joke around and work each others nerves. Please continue to watch over us and wrap your loving arms around us. Loved you then, now and forever.

  3. Mike & Family, please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Aunt Esther. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in the memories she left you. Cherish the time you had her and how much she influenced your lives. I know she is always remembered by me and my siblings. Much love from Vie & Family.

  4. Jennifer Leach-Bowen
    Aunty Esther was my maternal grandmother’s youngest sister. My first memories of her are in Georgetown always wearing the latest styles and fashions. She was the pinnacle of beauty and elegance. In New York, Aunty Esther’s style continued even through her busy days at the hospital. She was dedicated and hard working . The family will miss her. R.I.P.

  5. CandleImageMike and Family,

    My heart is with you all. I pray her memory brings you comfort and peace of mind. Deepest sympathy.

  6. CandleImageHey Big Mike sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family God bless Homie!!

  7. One thing about my Aunt is she knew how to dress. She was always so sweet and nice. I’m sending love to my fam Mike and Sandra during this time. I love y’all ! From Nika & the fam

  8. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to the family. I pray the Lords peace and healing to you all. Wearing may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Be blessed

  9. CandleImageMy Aunt was always sweet and nice. She knew how to dress too! Sending love to my fam! Love y’all! From Nika and the fam

  10. CandleImageTo my dear grandma Esther, you were a great, loving, beautiful, and funny grandma. You lived as long as you could for us. We miss you very much and we love you very much. Even though I’m crying while I’m typing this because I wish I could see you, I know you’re an angel who is looking out for me. And thank you for always being there for us. I will always remember the times when we played silly games, like school, princess, reading, watching our old shows together and all the other things we did together. I will also never forget how well you watched over me when my parents were away making sure I’m safe. I know you’re still looking out for everyone especially me. I will always remember you. I love you! ; )

  11. CandleImageMy condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace. She’s a very nice lady. I remember she always open the door downstairs and let me in. I guess she never trust you to do it cause you never come down to open the door. Your mom will be missed.

  12. CandleImageI extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family my brother Mike. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

  13. My condolences to Mike and family aunt Ester was the sweetest person I’ve ever know with her soft voice she definitely got her point across she will truly be missed by many love you mike

  14. CandleImageMy most sincere and deepest condolences to the family. May god comfort the family at this time. May her SIP 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤

  15. CandleImageA mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory. I admire the way your mom lived her life and the light she bought to others. She was a very special woman and I’m very sorry for your loss. I pray to God to give you strength to deal with this situation. Please know that we share in your grief.

  16. CandleImageMy most sincere and deepest condolences to my elementary school friend
    and your family. My god comfort you and your family at this time. May mom SIP

  17. CandleImageMa Ester
    From the first I met you I just fell in love with your spirit. I miss setting with you and talking with you and of course laughing with you. Every time you and I sat together, you remind me of you younger years and how you look ” beautiful ” of course. I remember you telling me about how fancy you always dressed. Every time I came to the house I looked forward to talking with you. I will never forget you Ma. You will always have a special place in my heart.
    To my family, Mike, Sandy, and JJ
    My God be with you. I love you all…Caleb

  18. CandleImageSending you my condolences on behalf of my mother and myself. We pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you need during this time. Mike, Sandy and Janacia I love y’all 💖
    S.I.P. Aunt Esther 💖

  19. CandleImageSending you my condolences on behalf of my mother and myself. We pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you need during this time. Mike, Sandy and Janacia I love y’all 💖
    S.I.P. Aunt Esther 💖

  20. CandleImageMichael, Our condolences to you and your loving family. May the Good Lord give you peace at this time of sorrow, your mom was so beautiful and loving ❤️

  21. I have such fond memories of my beloved, sweet , generous, soft spoken and gentle Aunty Esther, youngest sister of my father, Hermon Gomes who pre-deceased her. She is now resting in peace with her mother and father and 5 siblings, Aunt Mimi Parkinson, Edmund Macquarie, Hermon Gomes, George Gomes and Henry Williams. As a young girl, I always looked forward to her frequent visits to our home in McDoom, Guyana. She would always tease me about her favorite memory of me fussing with my clothes in my chest of drawers and asking her, ” Aunty Esther, how de ole man?” In other words, “How is your father?” And she would crack up with her signature infectious laugh which me and my brother Paul used to love to imitate. When we came to New York to live, I used to look forward to her visits with my young cousin Mike, whom I fondly remember playing games with and hanging out on Uncle Mac’s stoop in Crown Heights. Aunt Esther was hard working and fiercely independent. She was utterly devoted to Mike and was so proud of him and his family. I’m so glad she got to spend her twilight years in the loving embrace of Mike, Sondra and her beloved granddaughter. Rest in Peace dear Aunty 🙏. You have indeed fought a good fight. Love always. Jenny, Neil and family.

  22. CandleImageTo My Loving Son,
    If God didn’t want us to imagine what heaven will be like, He wouldn’t have told us as much as He has. Our parting is not the end of our relationship only an interruption of our love one now experiencing the joy of Christ. To look into God’s eyes will be to see what we’ve always longed to see- the Creator who made us. Ms. Carrington is/was the most wonderful person you could ever meet. And my son-in-love is a great example that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And I’m so proud of Mike, my baby Sandra and my granddaughter Janacia as to how you loved and cared for her. So know it’s so long for now and one day we will meet her again in that magnificent reunion.
    Love Always,
    Mom Delores

  23. CandleImageTo My Beloved Aunt,
    I love you very much and thank you for always remembering me. I have such great memories of you that will never leave me and i will pass on the love that you have always given me to other children.
    Love you, Elizabeth N.

  24. CandleImageDearest Mike, My heart goes out to you and your family. I will always remember Aunt Esther’s peaceful spirit, quick smile and lyrical voice. I often enjoyed her stories. I am wishing you the blessing of memories and the comfort of God’s love. May His love envelop you and carry you at this time. Yvonne Macquarrie-Blackmon

  25. CandleImageSending my sincere condolences to Mike and your entire family. I know how much you love and cherished your Mom. As you walk through this difficult time of sadness I pray that God holds you close and sends you loving memories of your mom that will bring you comfort and peace.

  26. Our deepest condolences to Michael and your family. I knew my cousin Esther all my life until she left Guyana as she lived next door to me at 27 John Street, Georgetown, Guyana. I was in my late twenties when she left. I am told by my older siblings that she piggybacked me on the streets of Guyana going home when I was a tired toddler. I could still remember her laughter growing up in John street. Whenever she visited us in Canada, she always insisted on taking pictures of us. That’s one way she showed her love to her family. I have very fond memories Esther my cousin. Our greatest desire is for Almighty God our Creator to receive her spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

  27. Its impossible to have competed with Aunty Ester’s aura of kindness. As a young boy in the early 70’s, we would head down to Brooklyn every summer from Montreal by car to visit our family there and stay with my Uncle Carls’. Once Aunty Ester got wind of our visit(s) she would always make sure she made came to see us (with Mikey in tow of course). It was impressive that she never missed a visit and even if the weather was bad or our stay was extra short. Her disposition impacted us all and as we got older and became adults she was always there for us even at a distance. I’m very thankful to have made strong bonds with Aunty Ester and believe that a piece of her was gifted to each of us. Rest in perpetual peace Aunty Ester. I’ve always missed you and you remain within my heart.

  28. CandleImageEsther my dear cousin. I have great memories of us together in Guyana. You were always a very happy person. Those were the best days back home. Rest in peace, god bless. My love to Mike, Sandra and Janacia.

  29. CandleImageRhona Carrington and her son David send loving condolences to Mike, Sandra, and Janacia in the passing of dear sweet Esther.
    “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” Psalms 62:1

  30. CandleImageRhona Carrington and her son David send sincere condolences to Mike, Sandra, and Janacia in the passing of dear sweet Esther.
    “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” Psalms 62:1

  31. CandleImageDear Michael, Sandra, and Janacia,
    I was so saddened to hear of Auntie Esther’s passing. Her soft-spoken demeanor belied a woman who faced the many challenges of the metropolis that is New York City.
    Born the same year as my father Desmond, I feel it only fitting to share with you a quote from one of his favorite poets Kahlil Gibran: “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
    May God’s peace be with you.
    With love, Laura

  32. CandleImageAs I was growing up, our holidays were always spent around our dining table with Aunty Esther and Mikey. May you rest in peace. Your loving legacy lives on.

    My deepest sympathies…Vanessa

  33. CandleImageDeepest Sympathy.I am the daughter of Muriel Parkinson.she is my Mother’s youngest sister.Hope she rests in peace.Michael please keep in touch.

    Ena Godette
    Niece of Esther.

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