Ernest J. Gaines

1933 - 2019 (Age 86)


Ernest J. Gaines, internationally acclaimed author, Writer in Residency Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Layfayette (UL), native and resident of Oscar, Louisiana entered into eternal rest at the age of 86 on November 5, 2019 at his home with his devoted wife of 26 years, Dianne Gaines....

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Our Condolences and Prayers are with you,
Diane and family. all the great memories,
Books written and acclaimed honors he received will always be with you!

From the Detiege Family

My condolences go out to you mrs. Diane games and the entire family. my name is Mel Davis and I used to wait on you at Joseph a banks in baton rouge. May God give you comfort

Dianne, Ruby and Gaines and Colar families,
The stories and memories E.J. shared and generated will last forever. His writings elevated people society overlooked. Thank you for sharing him with the world. May you be comforted by loving memories and the condolences of so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gaines family. My daughter and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gaines last year at LA Book Festival. I am so glad for the God given talent that Mr. Gaines willingly shared with all of us. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on.

June Phenix and Family of Baton Rouge La Manuel Jr. granddaughter

June Phenix and Family of Baton Rouge La Maurice Jr. granddaughter

Offering prayers for a fallen Soldier.

My condolences to the family.I pray that God continue to give you the strength to deal with this difficult time in your life.