Ernest Gaines

Age 86


Ernest Gaines was the celebrated author of "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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What an excellent author and story teller! I own a couple of his books, they will be cherished. My sincere condolences to the Gaines Family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.

Condolences to the family of Ernest Gaines,

We hope and pray that the many encouraging comments on this site provide you with some comfort in the days ahead.

We pray that you continue to treasure the memories of your life with your dear one who is now in the memory of the One who has the best memory of all!

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

He will be missed.

To the Gaines Family,

I too had the pleasure of enjoying the movie Miss Jane Pittman and more importantly reading Mr. Gaines book: A Lesson in Dying . . . may the Universial God continue to bless your family during this difficult time.

Thank you Mr. Gaines for your great work. RIP My dear brother.

I had the pleasure of reading both of his most famous novels (both were made into movies) which proves he was a very talented writer. I thank u Mr. Gaines for giving the world a peek into the black experience through one's penmanship providing a better understanding of what injustices we had and still continue to go through..WHAT A MAN!!..PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to the family.....MUCH LOVE❤❤

Our deepest sympathy to the Gaines family in their time of such a great loss, may God continue to be at your sides.

Our sincere condolences to the Gaines family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss