February 12, 1921 – November 10, 2020
Earnestine Williams Phillips Bratton was born February 12, 1921 in Keechi, Louisiana to Inez Williams and Judge Phillips. She entered eternal rest on Tuesday, November 10th. She moved to Timpson, Texas at a young age, where she lived until her mother’s death. She then lived with her aunt Landora Tucker and graduated from Timpson High. Earnestine united with Northside Antioch Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend J.C. O’Conner, Reverend Robert Staggers, and Reverend Tremel Prudhomme (Current Pastor). She was active in and outside of the church. She was a part of Northside Antioch Baptist Church for 60 plus years. At Northside, she was a member of the Usher Board, Communion Committee, Mission, Christian Benevolent, Deaconess, Eastern Star, Galena Manor Aerobics, and The Traveling Club. Earnestine met and married Willie T. Bratton. They lived in Houston’s 5th Ward until they made a final move to Galena Manor (Galena Park, TX). Together they raised Betty, Donald, Delton, and Linda. They shared 47 years together. Earnestine was blessed to have a second Mother and family. Elvina “Doll” Phillips and her family (Stepbrothers/Sisters “The Richmon Clan”) She is survived by her daughter Linda, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Stepbrothers/Sisters (“The Richmond Clan”), neighbors and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding her in death – Willie T. Bratton, Betty, Donald and Delton. B.D., Bennie, Richard and Geraldine (Siblings).
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
November 21, 2020
Thank you for always loving my family. You were an incredible woman. I have so many memories of your sweet smile and laughter.
My mother Etois and the rest our family are thankful for your love and wish we could’ve seen you in your final days. You will forever be in our hearts.
I will continue to pray for the Bratton family during this difficult time.
Latoisha, Lavance, Etois, and Craig
November 19, 2020
To the family of this precious lady, I send my greatest condolences and prayers. She will always hold a special place in my heart. With love - Linda.
November 17, 2020
To the Bratton family,
I'm in awe at this moment in my life, While I'm finding it difficult, its been a while since I've seen you. It has been a blessing to have a fabulous great aunt on this earth and in my life. So many memories I have of you Aunt Earnest from me and Ronda spending nights with you and Uncle Willie; you pressing my hair at the stove, to our family Thanksgivings where you always made it a point to bake me those Lemon and Chocolate pies and just for me and only me. You will forever hold a special place in my heart, and as long as I live your memory will forever be cherished.
God created a Stallion in you. I'm going to miss you.
Love you forever and a day,
Anita Vallier & family