Ernestine Grant
Ernestine Grant

Obituary of Ernestine J. Grant

AUBURNDALE - Mother Ernestine J. Grant, 65, of Auburndale, FL died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Winter Haven Hospital due to heart failure. Born September 29, 1946 to the late Collie James and Emma Rea James in Springfield, SC, Ernestin was a faithful member of the Trinity "Spiritual" Baptist Church of Winter Haven, under the leadership of Bishop John W. Smith. Ernestine was a dedicated employee of the Holiday Inn in Kissinnee from 1970 until 1998. Following that she became a caregiver for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She touched many hearts on her journey. Ernestine was preceded in death by: her parents, Collie and Emma Rea James; and a daughter, Shelia Elaine Davis. Also Preceding in death was a special friend, Myrtis Houston. She is survived by: two daughters, LaTonya Emmanuel (Phanuel) of Orlando, FL and Natosha Whitaker of Winter Haven; a son, Edgar Spann, Jr. of Auburndale, FL; three sisters, Daisy McCloud of Dundee, FL Erma Boothe of Winter Haven, FL and Judy Correlien (Andzil) of Lake Alfred, FL; three brothers, Willie Moore of Haines City, FL, Ken Moore of Winter Haven, FL, and David James of Baltimore, MD; fifteen grandchildren, Edward, Eric, Darrick, Delashanti, Terrance, Timothy, Seker, Damian, Tavaris, Xavier, Keashley, Mercedes, Abershay, Tedarious, and Nezerio; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Friday, March 9, 2012 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 Havendale Boulevard, NW, Winter Haven. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am, Saturday, march 10, 2012 at the Haitian Baptist Church, 2401 34th Street, Winter Haven, FL. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Winter Haven. Condolences may be sent at
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