Published 12:00 pm Friday, April 4, 2014
Ernest “Ernie” Case, 56, of Vicksburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
He was born in McComb on May 13, 1957, and was a graduate of Warren Central High School. He was a Louisiana-licensed landscaper and was a proverbial green thumb gardener.
Ernie worked for Mr. Faulk of Faulk’s Nursery while attending high school. Mr. Faulk would allow him to have all the dead plants and he would revive them; it seemed that he would have more plants than Mr. Faulk.
Ernie lived most of his adult life in Baton Rouge, La. He was employed with Baton Rouge General Hospital 20 years and also employed with Ochsner’s Home Health in New Orleans for five years. He returned to Vicksburg in the spring of 2011, and worked with his dad at Communications Specialists Inc., where he started an Internet service, Exceed, in 2013. .
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Dot Grant of Vicksburg; two sisters, Sally Strohman (Dan) of Brandon, and Sybil Watson (Bubba) of Meridian; two brothers, David Case (Lynn) of Vicksburg, and Charles Wade Grant (Amy) of Clinton; lifelong companion, Glenn Hernandez of Vicksburg; four nieces, Viktoria Case and Shelton Case of Vicksburg, Natalie Watson of Meridian, and Haley Grant of Clinton; one nephew, Charles Destin Grant of Clinton; and two aunts, Frances (Willie) Jones of Baker, La., and Sunshine (Gordon) Wallace of Meadville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Mable Dunn and two aunts, Donnis Pine and Dee Whatley, all of McComb.
Pallbearers are Jason Cassell, Joe Grayson and A. J. Holliday of Vicksburg; Gary Chaney of Zachary, La.; Larry Jones of New Orleans; Phillip Pine and Stuart Whatley of McComb; and Charles E. Watson, Jr of Meridian.
Honorary pallbearers are Reggie Bockman, Debra Conerly, Debra Grayson, Andrea McMillin, Beverly McMillin, Kathy Myers and Gene Neal all of Vicksburg.
Riles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday, April 4, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the service will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Riles Funeral Home with Rev. David Case of Vicksburg and Rev. James McCluskey of Senatobia officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.