Dec. 28, 1948 – June 20, 2020
A graveside service for Ernest Everett Pope, 71, of Tylertown, was June 29, 2020, at Oral Cemetery with Rev. David Watson officiating.
Pope died at Sonny Montgomery V. A. Center in Jackson June 20, 2020. He was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Bogalusa to Frankie and Rev. J. W. Pope. He was preceded in death by his father Rev. J. W. Pope, and son Chris Pope.
Ernie attended Union Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force and also served in the Company A 1/155th Infantry of the National Guard in Tylertown . He worked many years as a security guard until his retirement. Bible study was one of his favorite pastimes.
Survivors include mother Frankie Pope; daughter Shenna (Jairo) Machado; son Kenny Pope; three grandchildren Selena, Haydee, and Noah; sisters Linda (Edward) Hughes, Laura Lee, Susan (Bill) Garman; brothers Joseph (Connie) Pope and Richard David Pope.
Pallbearers were Patrick Harvey, William Garman, Kenneth Seal, Jairo Machado, Grave Bentley, and Skye Stampper.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com