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Summer Yvette Ernest

11/19/1998 - 01/26/2019

Obituary for Summer Yvette Ernest

Summer Yvette Ernest was born on November 19, 1998 to Billy Ernest, Jr. and Rhonda Champagne. She transitioned to be with our Heavenly Father on January 26, 2019. Summer was born in Hammond, Louisiana. She later moved with her family to Denham Springs, Louisiana, and graduated from Denham Springs High School in 2017. Summer was a smart, funny, beautiful young woman who had a love for people, her friends, and a passion for animals. She was an amazing daughter, loved God, and wanted to demonstrate his love by paying it forward and lending a helping hand. Summer kept a beautiful smile on her face and was ready to lift the spirits of those around her. Summer's light will continue to shine brightly through those lives that she touched. She is survived in death by her mother Rhonda Champagne, her brother Hunter Ernest, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandmothers. She was preceded in death by both grandfathers, Billy Ernest, Sr. and Ronald Champagne, Jr. Visitation will be held at Abundant Life Church in Denham Springs, LA on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

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9
Feb

Visitation

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Abundant Life Church
206 Edgewood Drive
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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9
Feb

Funeral Service

12:00 PM
Abundant Life Church
206 Edgewood Drive
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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I remember when I was about 9 years old and it was my mom,stepfather and I were living in my Hoss and Paw's house in Merryland Subdivision in Denham Springs.Summer was about 5 years old when her mom Ms Rhonda,Mr Billy,Summer,Tanner,Hunter and Heaven moved into Merryland Subdivision in Denham Springs on Corby Dr and after Ms Rhonda,Mr Billy,Summer,Tanner,Hunter and Heaven got settled in their house I would go and walk down to their house and I would talk to Ms Rhonda and Mr Billy and I would always play with Summer,Tanner,Hunter and their little stepsister Heaven.we would play together all day and all afternoon until it got dark and I had to go back to my Hoss and Paw's house and get ready for school the next day.we would even play together during the summer school break and during the holidays school break.Summer was the one when I was having a bad day when her and I went to Freshwater Elementary,DSFH and DSHS I could always count on Summer.When Summer and I would always pass each other in the hallway in Freshwater Elementary we would always give each other a hug she was the one when I was having a bad day and I would run up to her and hug her tight and she would always tell me it's okay Caleb whatever you want to talk to me about you can talk to me about whatever you want to talk about and when we would pass each other in the hallways in DSFH I would always run up to her and hug her tight and she would always tell me it's okay Caleb whatever you want to talk to me about you can talk to me about whatever you want to talk about.we would pass each other in the hallways in DSHS and I would run up to her and she would always tell me it's okay Caleb whatever you want to talk to me about you can talk to me about whatever you want to talk about.cared about Summer.I had a huge crush on her.I was going to ask Summer if she wanted to be my girlfriend and propose to her sometime in next several years or sometime in the near future something like that.I cared about Summer a lot and we were best friends and we were meant for each other.
- Caleb Sharp
Rhonda, I came across the article of events and want to say I’m sorry. I can only imagine what you went and are going through. I feel your loss and the void, for I am a mother too. That soothing, comforting and healing guidance be showered from high above.
- Leonor Gutierrez
I remember when I was about 9 years old and I was living in my Hoss and Paw's house in Merryland Subdivision in Denham Springs Summer was about 5 years old when she first moved into the neighborhood and after she settled in I would always go over to her house at the corner of Dabney Dr and Corby and I would always talk to her almost everyday and give her a hug and hangout with her and her two brothers and sister and talk with their dad and mom.I have known Summer since Freshwater too Freshwater.Whenever we would pass each other in the hallway at Freshwater and tell each other hey and give each hugs.also we would play together on the playground at Freshwater.Summer was one of the girls like when i was having a bad day in Freshwater I could always count on her.Summer was a very kind hearted person and my best friend.We also went to DSFH and DSHS together and when we would see each other we would always give each other hugs.I cared about Summer very much.She was like a sister to me and Tanner her brother was like a brother to me too.I'm so sorry to hear about Summer and Tanner's death!
- Caleb Sharp
My heart breaks for the Ernest family, but you are not alone at this difficult time. "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." (Psalm 46:1) Keep leaning on Him as you go through this most difficult time in your life. (Isaiah 26:3,4)
- Beth
My dearest niece, Summer, Ohhh how your aunt Cristy is going to miss you. My mini me! You had such a beautiful soul, smile, laugh, personality and a heart of God. Always wanting to help people and animals. You remind me of myself so much at your age. You sure knew how to brighten a room. I'm going to miss you terribly! You always knew how to make me feel good. You constantly told me how beautiful you thought I was and you was proud to look like me. You missed your paw paw so much and now you dont have to miss him no more! Oh what a reunion it was!!!!!! Until we meet again, you'll be in aunt Cristy's heart ALWAYS! I LOVE YOU! Love, Aunt Cristy
- Crystal Deyoung
I miss your beautiful smile amd voice at work. You were a blessing to have as a friend. I will miss you always
- Sarah Miller
Summer Ernest was the best person I’ve ever known. She was honestly pure and beautiful inside & out! She offered love and kindness to everyone she met, and always kept a smile on her face regardless of the circumstance. Summer was hilarious and had such an uplifting personality, it was almost impossible to be sad or mad when you were around her. Summer became my best friend in such a short amount of time and I can truly say that I loved her! And she loved my daughter and myself. Summer was an old soul. She knew all the best songs and we would sing Whitney Huston and boys 2 men as loud and horribly as we possibly could. We would be separated at work for the silly shenanigans we would pull or just because we couldn’t stop laughing at each other. Some of the best times of my life were spent with Summer and I will cherish them in my heart forever! I love you summer & I thank you for showing me the upmost kindness and understanding when I needed it most. You will never ever be forgotten, and always missed. I offer my condolences and non stop prayers to your family who now have a missing piece of their hearts due to this tragedy. May God be with all of you!
- Paris

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