"Ernest Watson, 72, of St. Louis, MO was called to heaven on 1/22/2023.
Ernest was born May 10, 1950. Ernest was the 4th child born to Frank Watson Sr and Viola Watson.
Ernest enjoyed watching movies, taking pictures, fixing cars, watching sports and traveling.
Ernest accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at the age of 12 at Leonard Missionary Baptist Church by Reverend W.E.W Brown.
Ernest attended Cole Elementary School and graduated from Vashon High School in St. Louis Missouri in 1968.
Ernest married Janice. L. Owens and gave birth to 3 daughters Ericka Watson, Tina Watson- Brown and Antoinette Watson- Hunter.
Ernest Watson is preceded in death by parents, Frank Watson Sr and Viola Watson. Siblings: Angela Watson, Michael Watson, Herman Gene Watson and Phyllis Watson Cherry.
Ernest Watson is survived by Children: Ericka Watson, Tina (Watson) Brown, (Steven Brown), Antoinette (Watson) Hunter and (Daylon Hunter).
Siblings: Frank Watson Jr, Patricia Henderson, Timothy Watson, Raymond Watson and Charlotte Watson.
Grandchildren: Aviance McMiller, Veronica (Watson) Boudreaux, Karissma Watson, Portia Watson, Bridget Johnson, Brianna Johnson. Honorary Grandchildren: DeAndre McMiller and DeAndrea McMiller.
Great-Grandchildren, Jason Watson, Tristan Watson, Ian Boudreaux, Lana Boudreaux, Caleb Boudreaux, Alina Grace Boudreaux, and DeMarcus Duplichien. Honorary Great-Granchildren: Marty Robinson III and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial services will be held at: The Overland Lions Club
Location: 2358 Lackland Rd, Overland Missouri
Date: February 11, 2023
Footprints in the sand Poem:
One night I had a dream, As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of foot prints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. Lord, You said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
My precious child, I love you and I will never leave you, Never, ever, during your trials and testing. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions; If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
- John 14:1
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Rest In Heaven Ernest "Ernie" Watson "
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