Ernest Eugene McDonald, Jr., a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle will be laid to rest forever next to his dear mother on Tuesday, June 21.

Ernest is a 1972 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School and served proudly and honorably in the United States Air Force.

Ernest Jr. passed from this life on June 16, and was preceded in death by his mother, Earsie Bell McDonald; son Terrill Griffin; and great-niece Toni Camille Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his father Ernest,Sr., sisters Patsy Kemp (George) of Beaumont and Brenda Gilmore of Atlanta, GA.; his children, Tramena McDonald-Horn (Alton) of Jasper, Ernest, III (Caleb) of Beaumont, Terri Gerard (Shannon) of Houston, Treveth Jeroy Quinn (Lillie) of Beaumont; grandchildren, Shenicqual, Alton Trae, Kendrix, Christian, Chelsea, Trevon and Legend.

He also leaves the joys of his life, great-granddaughters Brooke Elise and Bailey Camille.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 21 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in Orange.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Coleman’s Mortuary in Jasper.