Earnest Livingston

October 23, 1941April 3, 2021

Earnest Livingston, 79, entered eternal rest on April 3, 2021. He was born October 23, 1941 in Houston, Texas.

Earnest grew up in the Northeast Houston Community of Trinity Gardens where he attended Sanderson Elementary School. He graduated from Kashmere Gardens High School and went on to attend Texas Southern University. Earnest served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 achieving the rank of Sergeant and fighting in the Vietnam War. While serving in the military, he also received the National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle M-14), Marksman Badge (Rifle M-16), and 1st Cl Gunner Badge (Machine-Gun M-60). After leaving the military, Earnest worked at the United States Postal Service for 45 years as a mail carrier. Through hard work and dedication, Earnest had the distinct honor of working every scheduled shift without taking a day of sick leave. The post office presented an award to Earnest to recognize his level of commitment. After retiring from the post office, Earnest worked as a crossing guard for the Houston Independent School District. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He loved to watch football, basketball, and keeping up with track and field. Earnest would attend the City of Refuge Church until his health began to decline.

Earnest will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents: Guy & Velma Mae Barnett; brother: Henry L. Barnett; sister: Velma Livingston Bigsby. Left to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 53 years: Diane Livingston; sons: Chris Livingston (Toni); Jason Livingston; daughter: Valerie D. Livingston; grandson: David Johnson; brother: Newman Livingston, Jr.; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Houston Hospice and Westchase Health & Rehab Center.


  • Efrem Prejean, Active
  • Dennis Prejean, Active
  • Donald Foster, Active
  • Derek Kizzee, Active
  • Keith Walker, Active
  • Brian Barrett
  • Mark Foster, Honorary
  • Jason Livingston, Honorary
  • Milton Prejean, Honorary
  • Reginald Bell, Honorary
  • Broderick Gillum, Honorary
  • David Johnson, Honorary
  • Chris Livingston, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


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Royce Phillips

April 10, 2021

I truly enjoyed the six years I cased mailed next to Libby. He was older than me and I leaned on him for guidance on life matters that were not postal related. He was truly a family man and will be missed.

Hubert Foster

April 10, 2021

I remember my Brother-In-Law Earnest as a sincere loving Father and Husband. had a great smile, I remember how he loved fishing. He would always talk about fishing. He was quiet, and very sincere. I am blessed to have had Earnest as a part of our family. To the children, Your Dad's love, His laugh, the memories you made, The life lessons that will always stay with you, These are his gifts to you. Hoping that the Good memories and stories of your Dad will bring some comfort as you find your way through this difficult time.

Kimberly Johnson

April 10, 2021

To Chris, David & family,

We send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. May Mr. Earnest rest well. God bless.

Kim and Nate Davis

Natasha James

April 10, 2021

To Chris & family;

Sending our deepest sympathy & condolences to you & your family. We pray that God gives you all the strength & peace you need in this time of grief.

Love Tasha & Greg

Winifred Riggs

April 9, 2021

When our parents were alive, Eddie/Quentin McDuffy, we drove down to Shepard, Tx, at least once a year to see our grandparents, Novella & Henry McDuffy . "Duke" & "Red" were there for family reunions along with Velma Barnett & other family members. I still have the family reunion picture that was taken probably in the 80's with those 2 rascals. They were always fun to be around. "Duke" will forever be missed because he did his duty for his country & he was a great cousin! Evelyn Geary/Winifred Riggs

Cynthia Brown

April 8, 2021

To the Livingston Family:

I want to send my sincere condolences to you during this time of your Bereavement! May you find comfort in the memories! Blessings today and all the days ahead! Jason, myself and the Class of 89, send our love to you during this time of your Loss! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Garrett & Alice Limbrick

April 8, 2021

To Chris and his family,
We would like to extend our condolences to each of you during this difficult time. We know Mr. Livingston was loved and will be truly missed. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. May each of you find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.
(From the parents of Keith Walker)

Keith Walker

April 8, 2021

To the Livingston Family,

Mr. Livingston will be missed by us all. I have so many memories of him putting up with us growing up and always sharing valuable advice along the way.

Love and Prayers to you all from

The Walker Family.

Felicia Prejean

April 6, 2021

To the Livingston family, my cousins:
I am praying that you take comfort in the Lord’s love and know that you are never alone. He walks beside you even in the darkest times. I am sending condolences to you in this sorrowful time. May you feel the light of the Lord bless your family and bring you peace. “Duke will be truly mist”.
Love, Lisa