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Tanner McKenzie Ernest

11/02/2001 - 01/26/2019

Obituary for Tanner McKenzie Ernest

Tanner McKenzie Ernest was born on November 2, 2001 to Billy Ernest, Jr. and Rhonda Champagne. He transitioned to be with our Heavenly Father on January 26, 2019. Tanner was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He later moved with his family to Denham Springs, Louisiana. He was a junior at Denham Springs High School. Tanner was creative, intelligent, and handsome with a gift of humor. He was well mannered, godly, and respectful of his peers. Tanner had a deep passion for music and could not resist playing a quick game of basketball. He loved to laugh and make people laugh. His desire was to see his friends and family happy and he appreciated the simple things in life. Tanner's influence and bright personality will live on through his family and friends. He is survived in death by his mother Rhonda Champagne, his brother Hunter Ernest, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandmothers. He 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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I remember when I was about 9 years old and I was living I my Hoss and Paws house in Merryland Subdivision in Denham Springs Tanner was younger than Summer that was her younger brother than his younger brother is Hunter and his younger sister is Heaven I remember after Mr Billy Ms Rhonda Summer Tanner Hunter and Heaven moved into Merryland Subdivision and I would go and walk down to their house and hangout and talk to them and play with them all the time until it got dark and then I would go back home to Hoss and Paws house I really miss Mr Billy Summer and Tanner Rest In Peace Y'all
- Caleb Sharp
My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Deep sorrow fills your hearts at this time. May you find comfort and strength in Almighty God. He is the Giver of life. It saddens him when we shed tears of sorrow.  Through his Word he gives us comfort and hope for those who have fallen asleep in death. John 6:40 John 11:43-44 Psalms 37:29
- Annette
My dearest nephew, Tanner, Aunt Cristy is gonna have a very hard time not seeing y'all. I know you couldn't be happier right now with paw paw. You were a clown, making those laugh all around you constantly. You had an infectious smile that I'm going to long to see. I have a peace in knowing you went to heaven with your daddy and sister and y'all met paw paw at the pearly gates. No more worries there. No more tears. Until we see each other again, you live in my heart. I love you so very much!!! Love, Aunt Cristy
- Crystal Deyoung
My deepest condolences to the Ernest family on the loss of Tanner. May the "God of tender mercies" console your grieving hearts and may you forever cherish the fondest memories together. During the challenging days ahead may the "God of loving kindness" give you the needed strength to endure. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 121)
- Beth

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