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.
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