Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home & Floral Hills Cemetery
7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO
March 25, 1953 – June 28, 2020
Ernest Williams, 67 , was born to the union of Louise Talley Williams and Roy Brown on March 25th, 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ernest attended public schools in Alabama and New York State and attended the State University or College of New York in Buffalo receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Education in 1975. He received a Masters of Arts in teaching from Webster University in Kansas City, Missouri in 1997. He taught reading in South Carolina for ten years then relocated to Kansas City, Missouri where he began a career in Public Health Services lasting approximately 35 years. During this time, he also worked as a Behavioral Health Tech for the St Luke’s Health System. He retired from Public Health Service in 2014. He continued to be active in a part-time capacity for the St Luke’s Health System as a Patient Transporter.
He enjoyed the friendship of friends he chose to make his family in Kansas City. It was their friendship, love and concern that aided him through the latter years of his life. Many thanks to Andrea Flowers, Linda Myles, Sherbert Harvey, Stephanie D. Ross, Ethel Nave and host of others who surrounded him with love as they were his chosen “family”.
Throughout his life Ernest was guided, protected and loved by a host of guardians as he navigated youth, adolescence and adulthood. These guides were principal players in his accomplishments and successes at each period of his life. They provided the structure and framework for his life and he was appreciative of their unyielding guidance.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father, four brothers, a beloved maternal grandfather, Hugh Wilson Talley and a devoted second mother, Mrs. Carrie T Craig. He leaves to mourn his passing, a grandson and a host of chosen family members, nieces, nephews and other paternal relatives. A Celebration of Life will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on July 18, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Service at 11:00am
"Due to the Kansas City, Missouri COVID-19 guidelines, it is required to wear a mask when attending these services.”
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145 in Ernest Williams name.
Celebration of Life
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home
July 7, 2020
He always had a smile on his face. He was always kind and warming. He was a wonderful person to work with. He will dearly be missed. He always gave people a word of advice.
Rest in peace
Patty Kresin & lisa mortensen
Derrick Fowlkes Jr
July 7, 2020
This man was like a grandpa to me at work at Saint Lukes East. Always had positive words and life lessons to teach me every day when we saw each other. His famous term was Old People he always used that. He still owe me a breakfast. "That's Allllll Fowlkes! "
July 3, 2020
Ernest was my next door neighbor for many years. He was so easy to get along with, everything a good neighbor should be. He gave me good advice when needed, and shared work and responsibilities. Such a good man. He will be missed.
July 2, 2020
I was privileged to work with Ernest at St. Luke's East Hospital. He always had a ready smile and a happy demeanor. I will miss his smile and greeting through my day. Condolences to his family and friends.
July 1, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Williams at St Luke’s East. He brought smiles to his patients everyday. He always had a kind word, a funny comment and pep in his step. Everyone who knew him, loved him. I’ll miss you.
July 1, 2020
I had the honor of working with Ernest at at Saint Luke’s East. He brought joy to everyone who knew him and gave the best hugs. The staff and the patients loved him, he will be greatly missed.
July 1, 2020
Sending prayers for the family and friends of this sweet gentleman. While I have not worked in Saint Luke's for several years, I still remember Ernest. He was always pleasant, so patient & kind, with a contagious smile. His calm & cheerful demeanor put patients at ease as he moved them throughout our facility with great care. He will be missed.