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1 of 15 | Posted by: Shavale Conley Cornett - LA

“As a former coach at PHS, I'll always appreciate Ms Barbara's dedication to our teams(especially at basketball season). This kind lady NEVER had a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Brian Harper - Hammond, LA

“Our prayers are with you Tashia & your family during this difficult time. Barbara was a wonderful and sweet Mother that we know will be missed by...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret & Frank Relan - Harvey, LA

“I remember Ms Barbara so vividly from the time I was a little girl attending St. Joseph's School with her daughter, Thasia. Ms Barbara had the best...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Camp Ribera - Warwick, RI

“To Barbara's family & friends- such a loving, caring person with the most beautiful smile. Always around at PHS, at every graduation ceremony,...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Vega - Ponchatoula, LA

“Ms. Barbara will surely be missed. She was such an important part of PHS...especially the sport's program. I remember her taking tickets at...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Strader Cieutat - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mrs. Barbara Ernest was a dedicated genealogist. She was a regular patron and good friend to us in the genealogy department. Miss Barbara was always...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Dorman - Hamond, LA - Friend

“I officiated high school basketball for a number of years and have fond memories of her dedicated service to PHS as scorekeeper. She always had a...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Harold Rogers - NATALBANY, LA

“Such a sweet lady. I don't get to see many childhood friends and people I grew up with, but one memory I have of Ms. Barbara was popcorn balls at...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Tracie Crain schillace - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“I officiated high school basketball for a number of years and have fond memories of her dedicated service to PHS as scorekeeper. She always had a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Harold Rogers - NATALBANY, LA

“Ms. Barbara will truly be missed. I have known her for a long time, but recently worked with her selling football tickets and helping at PHS. She...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Rachael Stromeyer - Ponchatoula, LA

“What a tremendous loss! Barbara has spent a lifetime doing for others and will never be forgotten. Missed, but never forgotten. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kathryn Martin - Ponchatoula, LA

“I am heart broken by hearing the news on her passing. She was a great lady for sure. I have so many great memories with her & the family. She treated...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Stacie Crain - Ponchatoula, LA

“In Paula and my prayers and thoughts...always at 5:30 Mass on Saturday with cousin Shirley...brings back all good memories with Zil, Connie and Ms...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Wilson - Ponchatoula, LA

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Barbara Ann Ernest passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 69. She was born to to the late Zilda Marie Duplessis and the late Oscar Alex Ernest. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. She was retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School System.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Thasia Domiano and her husband Jay; Ellis Ernest, brother; sister, Glenda Dufreche and her husband Billy; and sister-in-law, Elna Bowman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Alex Ernest; mother, Zilda Marie Duplessis; and brother, "Ottie" Ernest, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.

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