The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Earnestine Heard, 83, of Orange will be Tuesday at noon at the Starlight Church of God In Christ. Supt. Ernest B. Lindsey is the pastor. Elder Mark Sanders will officiate. The Rev. J.C. Collins, pastor of the Williams Memorial Church of God In Christ in Beaumont, will deliver the Celebration Message.

Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the church.

She died Tuesday at her residence.

A native of Minden, LA, she resided in Orange since 1940.

A member of the Starlight Church of God In Christ for more than 50 years, she was employed by the Seafood Tower and the Sunset Grove Country Club for a number of years.

She is survived by sons, Perry Lee Heard of Orange and David Jack Heard, Jr. of Houston,; daughter, Carol Diane Cook of Orange; brother, Balim Mitchell of Jamestown, TX,; sister, Mary Cobb of Houston, 22 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.