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Ernest Lee Earley

Ernest Lee Earley died on Tuesday July 30, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.” – Rev. 2:10

Ernest Lee Earley was born October 18, 1959 in Baltimore City, Maryland. Ernest was the son of the late Joe Louis Earley and the late Mary Ruth Earley. He entered into eternal rest on July 30, 2019. 

Ernest accepted Christ as his personal savior as a young boy, and lived his life accordingly.

Ernest received his education through Norfolk Public Schools. He was a graduate from Norview High School in 1978. Ernest enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1978 and served proudly until 1983. After being discharged from the Army,he enrolled in Automotive Training Institute to become an Automotive Technician. Following his training, he spent 29 years in the automotive industry holding a variety of positions, such as Transmission Technician, Automotive Technician, and Team Leader.

Ernest met Nancy (Nan), the love of his life, and they were joined in holy matrimony September 10, 1994. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Ernest took pleasure in spending time with his family. Ernest and Nan often hosted fun filled weekends for the younger family members to expose them to a variety of life experiences. 

Ernest was a big sports fan and a die-hard Redskins fan. Ernest enjoyed grilling, fishing, horseshoes, festivals, and exploring new foods.

Ernest leaves to cherish his memories: devoted wife Nan, his son, Nathaniel Haynes, and five siblings: DinitaJackson (Everett), Adriene White, Reginald Earley(Janice), Jacqueline Brown (DuShawn), and Joseph Earley (Marilynn). Sister in love: Gwen (Sean). Nieces and nephews include Chantè, Kierra, Mario, Ayana, Marquetta, LeKiaite, Terrell, Michel’le, Deontà, Sadequa, Alana (predeceased), Mekenna, Jayla, Jennifer and Jessica. Additionally, two godchildren include Nicholas and Keymora, along with a host of aunts, uncles, great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ernest touched the lives of many and he will forever be in our hearts.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Earley

Linda D. Parker, (Williams), Chicago, IL Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

A Mountain Meadow Pedestal Arrangement was ordered on August 7, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

Family and my Best Sister Friend my love, prayers and the most deepest sympathies are extended to you all. I know your pain and I hurt with you at this time and in the coming days, weeks, month and hours. Just know that God has Kept Us thus far and He surely will keep us thru this Beautiful Homecoming Celebration. My brother Ernest is going on to a place that we desire one day to join him. Oh what a celebration that will Be! I wish I couldve been there to see when he entered thru the Pearly gates and my Big Brother a Eagle fan met his sister other brother a Redskin fan... Glory!!!!! They have some trash talking to do Love you Bro gonna miss you radiant smile

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Debra Knox Birts Aug 6 2019 12:00 AM

When we leave this Earth, the love that We're given and received remains behind to light the lives of those we touched- each memory a candle burning bright .: Wishing you comfort in knowing how brightly love shines on .I always remember when you where born , because it's my birth month . Love Aunt Daisy ,The Richardson , Gasque Family

D. Richardson Aug 6 2019 12:00 AM

I cant believe your gone bro. My heart is so heavy and you are missed more than you know. You were such a good brother and friend. I feel so blessed that I was able to have you on my life for the past 11 years. Love you bro and Ill see you again one day, but you will forever be on my spirit. Love you bro...

Sean McMillian Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

Ernest Lee Earley...,I will miss your crazy laugh and the way you use to lift that eyebrow..Rest in Paradise my friend. Your life hasnt ended it has actually just begun. Tell Mary Earley to save me some of those gigantic pancakes.

Lisa Marie Haynes Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent on August 4, 2019

Deepest sympathy and our condolences to the family. Prayers to you all. Carolyn Brian & Holly

Expression of Sympathy Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

Ernest was my other brother during our youth--I loved him like a brother. We all grew up in the same neighborhood. As a matter of fact his family lived a couple houses down from us. His mother was like a daughter to my mother and father. We all went to church together. Ernest and I were close in age--born in the same year. We played and fought like siblings, but never got mad with the other. I remember many days playing kick ball, hopscotch, and eye-spy in their back yard. Wow! This is a shock! To his wife and son and his siblings my condolences to you. Know that you are in my prayers. Love to you all.

Natalie Terrell Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest condolences. We continue to lift you up in prayer and trust that God will bring you comfort, peace, love, and understanding.

Craig & Latosha Burch and Family

Craig & Latosha Burch Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Earley

The E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment Family Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

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