Ernest Lee King, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Hurtsboro, AL to his parents Bertha and Johnny King. He confessed Christ under the leadership of Pastor Willie D. Johnson of New Mission of Jesus Christ. Ernest retired from the City of East Chicago, IN and later became a crossing guard until his passing. He was known for his hats and being a fun and loving person.
Ernest departed this life on Friday, February 15, 2019 at William J. Riley Hospice in Munster, IN. He is preceded in death by his grandson Ernest King III and brother Robert King, Sr. Ernest leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Johnnie Mae King of East Chicago, IN; son Ernest King, Jr. of MN; sister Vera Allen of TX; brother George Borom of GA; stepdaughters Ebony Lewis, Erika Williams, and Paula (Bruce) Flippins all of East Chicago, IN; grandchildren Talaya Dove, Bruce, Brianna, MacKenzie, Simion, Yashuel, and Rashad all of East Chicago, IN; special nephews Robert King of Gary, IN, Brian (Rebecca) Woods of TX and Carlton Woods of MN; special nieces Yulonda Blackmon of MN, Janet (Ray) Anderson of Hammond, IN; special friends Lee Henry Smith and Charles Rodgers both of East Chicago, IN and a host of other relatives and friends.