April 6, 1982 ~ May 20, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Ernestine Annette Williams was born on April 6, 1982 in Denver Colorado to Phyllis Ann Williams. Lovingly known as Ernie, she was raised by her maternal grandmother, Ernestine P. Williams (Granny) along with her siblings in Denver, Colorado. Ernie attended McGlone Elementary, Martin Luther King Middle School, Montbello High School and briefly attended Emily Griffin Opportunity School.

Ernie was very talented and loved to sing and dance. She enjoyed singing in church choirs, and was a member of the Angelic Voices of Faith choir, under the leadership of Pastor Yvonne McCoy. Ernie had a strong soprano voice that would win talent shows! One her winning songs was “Wave It Away” by John P. Kee. She was a part of the Montbello High School Pep Club, and the Montbello Recreation under the leadership of Mr. Shannon. Ernie would watch music videos and learn the choreography of various artists, such as TLC, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, Aaliyah! She helped choreograph a dance for the Word Up Christian Center dance team.

Ernestine was blessed and proud to be the mother of five beautiful children:
Trinity Selaine Smith (age 17), Sinai Lynette Williams (age 16), Taliyah Williams (age 12), Sincere Williams (age 9), and Tylin Keyaun Amari Williams (age 7). Ernie was very close to Trinity & Sinai’s grandmother Ms Cheryl Wallace, who loved Ernie as a daughter. Ernie worked various jobs throughout her life, she loved braiding hair, but mostly she was a caregiver to her children

She kept an immaculate home. If there was a call from the children’s school, Ernie was there! She did everything she could to provide for her children.
Her children remember her as being funny, with an amazing personality; a loner, who stayed home a lot. Ernie enjoyed pizza, Chinese food, 3 Musketeers and watching Law & Order on television.

Ernie had a big heart of compassion for her family. She would literally fight for those that she loved 🙂 Ernie would loan money to members of the family, and allow family members to stay in her home. However, she would not let anyone push her around, or disrespect her. Ernie knew how to advocate for herself. She never bit her tongue. If she thought something was out of order, she would call you out on it. Ernestine Annette Williams departed from this life on May 20, 2019 at St Joseph’s hospital in Denver, Colorado. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Phyllis Ann Jackson, grandmother, Ernestine P Williams, her five beautiful children, Trinity, Sinai, Taliyah, Sincere, and Tylin all of Denver, siblings, Kenya, Barbara, Richard, Quincy, Joshua, Marlon, Alecia, LaNiece, Robert, Solitaire, Brandon, Brittney, Brianna,and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Ernestine Meaning:
Serious and determined, earnest, pledge, surety, sincere, efficient, capable, strength, solidity, humor, steady, intense, passionate.

Annette Meaning: Grace and favor.


Celebration of Life: May 30, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: May 30, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. I will miss fam we had alot of fun over the last 20 plus years. Rest easy and we will meet again love you

  2. Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of Ernestine. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

  3. Ernestine…..you was my heart in school and we formed a special bond. I saw you become a mother to your first two girls and they were your mini me’s. It pains me to know you are gone far to soon from us, but it was the right time for God. You will be missed so very much, especially by your children, but you will live on through them. I love you baby girl and you will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. Officer Agee

  4. I’m still trying to ask God why you why my Ernie I keep looking at your pictures sis I’m so sorry I wish I could have did more to help you Ernie I love you and I see you later 😩💜💜💜

  5. I just don’t understand why you I never question God but this is just so unreal to me I love you Ernie you will always remain close to my heart 💜

  6. My sweet baby sister….they say that God makes no mistakes but I’m gonna beg to differ on this one..there are no word’s that can express the pain my heart fills.
    I love you then now and forever…when you died apart of me died with you…I will keep all my promises to you and continue to make you proud…I love you Angel💜💜💜

  7. Damn this is something I never thought I would have to do Say goodbye to my ace, my nigga, my sister My E 🌟. This is a different kind of hurt. We was supposed to grow old together and go fuck up the streets of Vegas. I’m sorry I didn’t come and get you when you asked me to. You never altered who you were for no one. You kept it 💯 with every breath. We been through so much together we’ve watched each other grow. You taught me so much and I always made sure to say my I love you while you were alive. I gave you your flowers while you were able to enjoy them. My soul is hurt like a part of me is gone. This is still a dream to me. I refuse to believe that I can never call you and vent about this bs state I’m in. Or to ask for advice on what I should do with Quincy. This shit hurts E🌟. I know you’re in a better place and it was Gods will to call you home. Your nephew said you are up there being the Ernie that I will forever love and represent. I know when you got your wings you was being picky like naw those ain’t fresh enough let me get those🥰! I love you E 🌟and I’m glad that you knew it. I got the babies. I’ve been there from the beginning of their lives. I taught Sinai how to walk! You named Qu’Niyah! We been rocking since Montbello the Crossings T22! I can go on and on but there is not enough space for all of that. I know you like come on cuz stop with the soft shit ol sensitive ass. Lol! People will never understand our relationship but this is who we are! 1317 Mariposa!!! I love you E🌟

  8. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  9. MOMMMMMMMA 😭. i miss you my sweetness , UGH i miss you so so much . why my mommmy 💔!! why ? I love youuu moree den you will ever kno . Thank youu mommma , for being the best mom you could possibly be . YOU have always made me happy and kept a smile on my face ☺️. I am so so sorry for all of my ways towards youu , I really wish I didn’t wait so late to tell you I am sorry . YOU will forever be missed mommy . I promise you , i will not let anything happen to your babies , as long as I am alive all of your kids are going to be good . you did such and amazinng job , and youu left this earth so peacefully 😘!! happy to say youu not in anymore pain , just peace . watch over us mommmy 💖 & protect us from everything mom . This ainn over mommmy 🤞🏽. Everything i do is for youuuu . Rest In Peace beautiful and until we meet again 🥺.

    • That was so sweet niece 🙏🏾 I got all y’all as well and never forget that no matter what it is you know I’m a phone call away I’m so sorry you all/us are going through this but the good is she’s not suffering anymore no pain she’s peace now!!! R. I .P Ernestine we all love you dearly 😭😇

  10. Just thinking about you right now. I remember you saw me at the park and ran up and hugged me. Your beautiful children were with you and you seemed so happy. The next time I saw you in the store late at night you looked so sad, but you hugged me tight and I could see remnants of Ernie with all the energy. I wanted to take away the pain I saw in your eyes, and I learned a short time later that the pain was the sickness in your body. You are gone now, and the sickness is gone from you as well. You are in your prime in that grand palace called heaven. Your Granny brought you up in the Lord and so I know you are resting peacefully with Him. We are without you here on earth, but your residence is now 777 Heavenly Drive. Wow! You are where we should all hope to be one day, with Our Heavenly Father, The Greatest of All Dads. You are where there are no more tears, no more darkness, no more hate, no more sin, and no more suffering. I get there is a space left here that you once occupied but your space now is MAGNIFICENT! God Bless your family, God Bless your BEAUTIFUL children, God Bless your numerous friends, and God Bless Granny, Kenya, Richard, Quincy, and Josh…..those who surrounded you when we first met and I came over to get to know you and your family better. I miss you Ernie……we had our ups and downs, but I know we had much love for one another.

    Shine On Baby Girl….

  11. I send my love and condolences to the Williams family Ernestine was my home girl since Middle School Much love family be strong love Saul

  12. Dear Ernie,
    We as cousins express our sympathy and condolences to the family. We were shocked and so sorry to hear of your death. One thing about it, just like I’ll always say, we find consolation in knowing, ” to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” No more heartache, no more suffering and no more pain. Love you, RIP Cuz .

  13. My prayers to your family. Ever since I know you, you always had a smile on your face to enlightened other that didn’t… You will truly be missed

  14. I’m lost for words! It’s been years since I have spoke to my friend. I wish I could go back when people were telling me you wanted me to call and I never did. If I would of known I would never be able to talk to you again I would of stayed on the phone for hours with you. This is a different kind of hurt!

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones who have passed away. This beautiful hope can sustain us during times of grief. Please accept my condolences.

  16. Princess is always what you used to call me ,every time I seen you and i will always be your princess and your princess only and you will always be mine
    I have been thing about what to say for so long now. I could say everything about you,
    I just feel so mad, sad and disappointed in myself, because I could have and should have been there for u when ever
    I cry about you every day. you are the most beautiful person I know you have the biggest heart
    R.I.P Princess
    You will never be forgotten
    Until I see you again i love you very much.
    I know your watching over me

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