Ernest Smith Jr.

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Ernest Burris Smith Jr., 79, a resident of Angie, passed away at Slidell Memorial Hospital on June 17, 2022. Ernest was born in Bogalusa on Feb. 15, 1943, and was a member of Highland Baptist Church, where he served faithfully for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Smith; his children, Allison (Hubert) Smith Walters, Kristy (Frank) Smith Scroggs and Ernest “Scott” (Charmaine) Smith; his grandchildren, Joanna Marie Touchstone, Franklin Christopher Scroggs, Andrew Burris Johnson Walters, Clint Wayne Johnson Walters, Lorin Rebekkah Bernice Scroggs Raines and Alexander Hudson Smith; his great-grandchildren, Addi, Aiden, Adam, Elliot June, Payton, Paysley, Presleigh and Cheyann; a sister, Sylvia Smith Ellis; and his brothers, Harold E. Smith and Larry Smith; very special life-long friends, Daniel and Glenda Keaton; as well as his beloved nieces and nephews and his Highland Baptist Church family.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Burris Smith Sr. and Bernice Bennet Smith; and his sister, Jimmie Nell Smith Page.

Services to celebrate Mr. Ernest’s life were held Monday, June 20, with the visitation starting at 9 a.m. and the funeral service starting at 10 a.m. at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Allen officiated and interment followed at Seal Cemetery in Varnado.