Ernestine Loraine "Lil Ma" ARNOLD

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ARNOLD, Ernestine Loraine "Lil Ma" Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Ernestine Loraine Arnold "Lil Ma", of Tampa, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19th, at 2 pm, at the Hood Temple A.M.E Zion Church, 3608 N 26th Street, Pastor Bessie L. Mohead, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Ernestine Loraine Arnold was born Nov. 17, 1963 to the late Edward Strother I and Ernestine Upshaw in Tampa. She loved spending time with her family & friends. Loraine was preceded in death by her parents. Survived by husband, Samuel David Arnold Sr.; children, Shantell Arnold, Samika Arnold (Sidney Wallace) and Samuel David Arnold Jr., (Ieesha Johns); grands, Shantiera Cotman, Michael Williams, Damontrae Arnold, Damayiah Tookes, Cameo Williams, Darrien Tookes and Zanise Roberson; brothers, Edward Antonio Strother II (Sharon), Israel Strother, James Strother; sisters, Beverly Merritt (Jerome), Tangela Miller (Ernest) and Prudence Strother; aunts, Joanne Vickers (James Earl), Thelma Watkins (Robert), Mary Alice O'Neal; her nieces, Antwonette Michelle Critton, Ashley Strother, Shannon Strother, Ciera Strother, Erneshia Miller, Esoterricaa Arnold, Ariana McMichael and Colisha Bunch; nephews, Jerome Merritt, Jr. ( Nicole), Edward Strother, Jr., Ernest Miller, Jr. and Amir Strother; relatives & special friends. Visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 18th, 5-8 pm, the family will receive friends from 6-7 pm. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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Aikens Funeral Home - Tampa
2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
813 232-8725
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 16, 2013
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