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Ernest Brunson

d. July 13, 2022

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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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel (Smith Funeral Home)

307 S. Johns Street , Florence, SC 29506

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Florence National Cemetery

1001 Stockade Dr., Florence , SC 29505

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