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A funeral service for Ernestine Evonne Lavender, age 77, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Rev. Larry Barker will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Ernestine passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. She was born March 26, 1940 in Jacksonville to Willie and Molissa Sanders. Ernestine was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Mrs. Lavender was a factory supervisor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Ray Lavender; brother, Earl Sanders and sisters, Eloise Klement, Evelyn Clark and Ethel Pigg.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Pam Sexton; granddaughter, Christi Harris and husband Zachary; sisters, Eva Dell Green, Becky White, VeNita Blair and husband Waymon; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jon Hudman, Ricky White, Deryl Christie, Richard Johnson, Derrell Dement and Tim Buckley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Waymon Blair, Hunter Johnson, Deacons and men of Cornerstone Baptist Church and members of the Joyous Willing Workers Sunday School class.
A visitation will begin on Tuesday July 11, 2017. You are invited to visit with Ernestine's family from 6-8pm Tuesday at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on July 10, 2017
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