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“Linda I am so sorry about Ernest. We did not know of his passing until it was too late. He was very special to us, I loved singing with him when we...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Donna McDanell - West Monroe, LA

“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss! I would have been there if I had known! You know I enjoyed running into Ernest at Walmart! We would just visit...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Carolyn Dear - Rayville, LA

“As a 2nd cousin of Ernest, I have very fond memories of Ernest in the late 50's. He had a beautiful smile that was infectious! Wish we could have...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Marcia Leleux

“So sorry to hear of his passing...we have fond memories of Ernest and Start Baptist Church choir...y'all will be in our prayers. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Les and Darlene Siscoe - TN


Funeral services for Ernest Brinfield Wilson, 71, of Start, LA were held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Start Baptist Church with Bro. Jeffery Thomas and Bro. Joel Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Start Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mr. Ernest was born October 26, 1943 in Columbia, LA and passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Start, LA.

Mr. Ernest was a member of the Start Baptist Church. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Onita Wilson.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Linda Wilson of Start; children, Mark Tatum of Shreveport, Jodie Tatum and wife, Becky of Moscow Mills, MO, and Tammy Wilson of Hot Springs, AR; 10-grandchildren and 12-great grandchildren; brothers, David Wilson, Mike Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and J.D. Wilson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry Smith and wife, Beanie and Terry Smith and wife, Beverly; aunt, Lillie Dale Sauter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Delbert Crow, Ricky Mulhearn, Brandon Mulhearn, Ron Mason, Berry Collins, Charles Hogan, Rocky Cain, and Mike Garland.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Senior Adult Sunday School at Start Baptist Church.

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