ATLANTA, Ga. - Ernest Lonnie Gordon, Jr., 45, died on December 3, 2009. Born in Edgefield County, S.C., son of Reverend Ernest and Johnnie Ruth Gordon. A graduate of Strom Thurmond High and attended Morehouse and Devry, both of Atlanta and a member of Pleasant Lane Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rachelle Montano of the home; his parents, Edgefield; daughter, Rhianna N. Gordon of the home; three brothers, Rev. Melvin (Linda) Gordon, Augusta, Alfred (Selma) Gordon, Washington, D.C. and Russ (Justyna) Gordon, Voca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Debra Redfern, Charlotte, N.C. and Alfreda Clark, Atlanta, Ga.; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday at the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church, Edgefield, S.C. with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Viewing Monday, 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family is at the home of his parents, 698 Highway 378E., Edgefield, SC. Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, S.C. is in charge. (864) 445-2623 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 7, 2009