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J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel (Smith Funeral Home)
Tuesday July 19th, 2022

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Florence National Cemetery
Tuesday July 19th, 2022

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Ernest Brunson

Mr. Ernest B. Brunson, son of the late Lee Ernest Brunson and Mertha Mae Canty Brunson was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina on October 5, 1946. He passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

The Brunson family relocated to Miami, Florida where Ernest attended Dade County Public School Systems and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.

After graduation, Ernest enlisted in the United States Army and at the conclusion of his service to our country, he received an honorable discharge.

Ernest was later employed with Metro Dade County Transit Line for 32 years.

Ernest was married to Alice “Tippy” Edwards Brunson and this union was blessed with one son, Lenny.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Ernest Brunson and Mertha Mae Canty Brunson; two brothers, Carmen Brunson and Ronald Brunson; and two sisters, Tangilyn Brunson and Janice Brunson.

Ernest leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Alice “Tippy” Edwards Brunson of 53 years; a son, Lenny Bernard Brunson. three brothers, Lester Brunson, Eddie (Roslyn) Brunson, and David Brunson all of Miami, Florida; eight sisters, Mary Mellerson and Sonya Lake both of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Margaret Brown of Lauderhill, Florida, Dethera Ward of Hollywood, Florida, and Ageria Brunson of North Miami, Florida; six aunts, Mary (Joe) Spriggs of Washington, District of Columbia, Beatrice (Richard) Harrison and Joyce (Vince) Boone both of Clinton, Maryland; Maggie McAllister of Effngham, South Carolina, Juanita Brunson of Miami, Florida and his favorite aunt, Phyllis Walker of Summerton, South Carolina; five sisters-in-law, Shirley Stanley, Grace Weeks, Catherine Johnson, Coretha (Elder Edward) Brown all of Miami, Florida; two special cousins-in-law, Rosetta (Manning) Joe of Effngham, South Carolina and Richard (Cynitha) Daniels of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends

Please keep the family of Ernest B. Brunson in your thoughts and prayers.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Brunson

Tina Reardon Jul 19 2022 1:37 PM

My prayer is that God will strengthen the family in this most difficult time. May he continue to keep you covered with his blood and grace in the days to come.

Franklin Cockfield and family Jul 18 2022 3:29 PM

Sending My Most Deepest & Sincere Sympathy To The Family!!! Mrs. Alice, Lenny & I Use To Attend The Same Church Antioch Fellowship Here In Florence & We're Also Residents On The Same Street!!! May God Comfort You All Like Only He Can!!! Love You Mrs. Alice & Lenny!!!

Wilma & Ernest Scott Jul 18 2022 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Brunson

Carrie Walker (Cousin Rain & Family) Jul 17 2022 9:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Brunson

Joyce Simmons Jul 16 2022 12:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Brunson

Nikki Cooper Jul 15 2022 12:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Brunson

LaWanda McAllister Jul 14 2022 6:41 PM