May 1, 1934 – December 4, 2020
Ernie Herron was born on May 01, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the first born of Norman H. Herron and Vinnie L. Herron, who preceded him in death. Ernie experienced declining health and transitioned to be with the Lord on December 04, 2020.
Ernie attended Gillespie grammar school and graduated with honors; he was the recipient of the American Legion Award for outstanding students. After graduating he attended Fenger High School and upon graduation he enrolled in Wilson Junior College. He completed courses in architectural engineering and was a member of the track team.
Ernie was drafted in the United States Army in 1956. After serving two years, including a tour of duty in Korea, he was honorably discharged. After service Ernie continued his education and started his career at Skidmore, Owens and Merrill, one of the most influential architecture planning firms in the world. He had the opportunity to design and engineer the plumbing for several of the skyscrapers in Chicago, IL. Ernie's career spanned several companies until his retirement.
Ernie met Barbara Langston and they remained married until his death. Ernie and Barbara were very devoted to each other and shared many delightful memories.
In their later years Ernie and Barbara divided their time between Chicago, IL and Kissimmee, Fl. They moved to Solivita and as part of the community they became members of the African Heritage Cultural Club and participated in many of the activities while spending the winter in Florida.
Ernie leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Barbara Herron; one brother, Norman Herron (Shirley); three sisters Barbara Bedford, Audrey Bellamy, Norma J. Miller; and a special nephew Frederick Douglas Bellamy (Diane), and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Ernie's Service will be live streamed on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 https://asimplestreaming.com/herron
December 23, 2020
I met Ernie and Barbara through the Park Forest Christian Science Society, It was always a great pleasure to spend time with Ernie . With me being the soloist at the church, he could tell me with a smile or a nod, that he was enjoying the music and I was glad that we could bring some joy into his life though music. He brought joy into my life by his presence. Barbara, my deepest prayers to you and your family.
Norma Herron Miller
December 20, 2020
Ernie, you are my loved oldest brother, more like a second father to me. I was always very proud of you. You are safe now in God's hands.
Barbara, know that you are in my thoughts...
December 19, 2020
For the last several years Ernie and Barbara would occasionally attend church services where I attended. (The Park Forest Christian Science Society.) I always made sure to speak with them afterwards. Such sweet, gentle people, they always expressed the pleasantness of those simple conversations. Ernie will be missed.
Barbara, dear one, know that "the everlasting arms of love are beneath, around, above." (Christian Science Hymnal 53)