At the age of ninety-one, Mrs. Ernestine Barlow, Gary, IN resident, by way of Pine Bluff, AR, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was a member of New Tabernacle MBC for over sixty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, Jr.; son, Andrew III; daughter, Phyllis, great-grandson, Basil; three brothers, Frank J., George and Eddie; seven sisters, Ruby, Dorothy, Deloris, Willene, Levern, Levene, and Juanita. Leaving to cherish her memory, five children, Shirley, Barbara (Michael), Michele (Curtis) and Kimberly and one son, Michael (Gwendolyn); grandchildren, Tonda (Kenneth), Yazeed (Najla), Curstyn, Rueben (Lyndel), Timothy (LaWanda) and Khary (Edyta); great-grandchildren, Tamarra, Regina, Ameenah, Laila, Nadira, Ayah, Zarah, Taylor and Nia; one sister, Irene; one brother, Kenny. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Family will receive friends/well-wishers on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5 - 8 pm at The CENTER, 1845 West 37th Avenue, Gary, Indiana. Spoken words of Love may be presented at this time. Victory Service will be held at New Tabernacle MBC, 2416 Pierce Street, Gary, Indiana on Thursday, August 17 2017, 11 am, Rev. Chet J. Johnson, Sr., Pastor. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2017.