Earnestine Lyles

Earnestine Lyles

Earnestine Jarrett Lyles was born November 25, 1951 in Grand Junction, Tennessee to Eddie and Ethel Jarrett. Earnestine and her family relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1955. Her mother later met and married Willie G. Wallace in 1958, a man Earnestine would learn to love and respect as her father. Earnestine was proceeded in death by her parents, three brothers, Albert Lee Jarrett, Eddie Lee Jarrett, Jr., Henry Thomas Jarrett and one sister, Kathleen Jarrett Brown.

Earnestine received her education through the St. Louis, Missouri School System. She married Arthur Charles Dade and Eugene Lyles, who both preceded her in death. She was a faithful wife and mother. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and served under the leadership of Elder Bennie & First Lady Delorie Thompson of Shining Light Pentecostal Church. While there, she was a faithful member, Sunday School teacher and choir member.

After relocating to Columbus, Ohio in 2001, Earnestine worked in dietary for the health care industry until retirement. She loved the Lord and regularly attended New Covenant Believers’ Church under the leadership of Bishop Howard and First Lady Glenneth Tillman until she became ill. Earnestine Lyles was a woman of few words, but if you took a few moments to get to know her, you would hear about her deep love for her children, her Lord, and her church. When she could no longer drive, she just wanted to go to her church, “a real church, New Covenant Believers’.”  If you could see her journal, you would see the notes that she took of each sermon she heard from Bishop Howard Tillman, with the dates and notes showing his sermon titles and highlights of his sermons. If you looked a little further you could get a glimpse of her prayer life as she would list the names of the people she was fervently praying for; every one of her children by name, her grandchildren, people that were in the hospital, and her friends were all listed. You would also take note that she was an astute business woman who took care of her debts and wasn’t delinquent in paying her bills. She also recorded every monetary gift that she received and every loan she made, whether paid back or not. Her son, Reginald said that in another life she must have been an accountant.

Ms. Earnestine Lyles quietly made her mark in this life by gifting us with five lovely children whom she was so very proud of; they were one of her greatest accomplishments. She was also a special gift to us when she walked softly into a room and lit up the whole room with her radiant and magnetic smile. That smile represented the kind and caring person that she really was.  She enjoyed reading her Word, walking daily to get her Fitbit steps in, and doing her word search puzzle books.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Psalmist Jacqueline Dade, Sonia Morris and LaKisha (Jonethan) Sepelak; two sons, Minister Arthur Dade, Jr., and Reginald (Ajai) Jarrett; two brothers, Charles (Liz) Wallace and Elder Melvin (Pam) Jarrett; four sisters, Joan Mann, Evangelist Laura Wallace, Wrentress Mitchell and Patricia (Elder Michael) Miller; grandchildren, JaVaughn, Sanaa, Wilbert, Jwan, Savannaha,  as well as, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Private services Visitation 2:00 PM and Memorial Service 3:00 PM Saturday, May 30, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. A mask is mandatory.


Condolence Messages

  1. Julie yarbough

    My deepest sympathy my friend and family during this difficult time . Im so sorry for your loss…. What a beautiful lady Ms. Earnestine I’ve glad to have met and known . My love and prayer is with you .. May God show you your strength to move forward . One day at a time .

  2. Constance Hawkins Moore

    I’m extending my Sincere Condolences to you and your family. I pray God grant you strenght as you say good bye to your Mother. You’re in my prayers.

  3. Rest well with the Lord, Ms. Lyles.

  4. The Packer, Ewans, Davis and Chukwudolue families

    To the family,

    There really aren’t words that can ease the pain of losing a loved one otherwise everyone would say them. But we do know that God is able to provide unexplainable comfort and peace, and that is our prayer for you all.

  5. I know your is broken, but God can mend it back together again.
    Mother’s are Precious Jewel’s .
    There’s a song deep inside your heart that your Beautiful mom will hear you Minister to yourself andFamily. Great is thy Faithfulness . Love you Jackie

  6. Yvonne Dade-Jones

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.


    Our condolences and prayers to you Jackie and rest of the family. May God give you the strength to endure the pain of loss and sorrow. I will always cherish those precious memories at Shining Light Church with Ernestine. She will certainly be missed. A great woman of God, Well DONE!
    Rev. JJ and Joyce Shields

  8. Hey jackie and Lora may the lord forever bless you all and keep yall safe in Jesus name

  9. My heart and all of my love is with you at the this difficult time in your life cousin. Praying God Strength.

  10. Emma Triplett

    Prayer and condolences,for you and your family at this your time of sorrow, remember earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal ❤️

  11. Felicia Isbell

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ernestine ❤❤ My prayers are with Jackie, Sonya, Arthur , Keisha, Reggie❤ May she rest in peace

  12. Vanessa Betts

    To Sonia and the family,
    Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we mourn with you. Please know that we are praying for you all during this unbelievably difficult time. We pray the God comfort and wrap His loving arms around each one of you. We are here for you and don’t hesitate to call, text or reach out. We love you and know that prayers, and hugs are sent.

    The Betts Family

    • Sandra Jackson

      To the Family of Ms. Earnestine Lyles
      There are no words that can express my deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and I know that her beauty will continue to radiate through her lovely children and her memory will linger with all who loved her. My heart is saddened because of the loss of my dear friend, but I know she is in a better place. May God comfort your hearts.

  13. Adrienne Rogers

    I am so sorry… Prayers with you all….

  14. Aunty,
    You will truly be missed by all. Your love and kindness will remain and be passed down to your children and grandchildren. You left behind an awesome legacy. Job well done. Rest easy now knowing all is well.

  15. Katherine Green

    Min Jackie, My deepest condolences to you and your family!! Praying for you all!! Love you!

  16. Deniece Pittman

    Ours prayers are with you all! We love you! Michael and Deniece Pittman

  17. Ashana Ashley

    Please except my condolences for the passing of Ms. Lyles. May the Lord God comfort her and her family during this time. My prayers go out to Sonia Morris and her family. Rest In Peace my sister in Christ

  18. Sis. Linda Norrington

    my condolences for your family I am praying for you all. I will miss her deeply words cannot express but I want you all to stay in carriage and may God be with you

  19. Sherry Norrington-Martin

    I am so sorry for your loss of your mother Ernestine. My prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family.

  20. Cheryl Martin

    My condolences Sis Jackie, the love was felt between your mother and I when we greeted and hugged each other at church. We always got real happy, smiling and looking at each other from across the pews when we saw you were there to lead praise and worship
    She would proudly say, that’s my daughter

  21. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for the family. God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  22. Leoma Johnson

    Dearest Jacquie, Our sincerest condolences to you and yours. Please now that we are praying for you and yours. We love you VERY MUCH.

    Mom and Pop Johnson

  23. Pastors Bruce & Loretta Farr

    To Psalmist Jacqueline Dade and family:
    On behalf of Overcoming Church and Heart 2 Heart Women’s Ministry of Indianapolis, we send our love and prayers to you during this difficult time. May the peace of God fill your heart and comfort your soul today and in the days to come.
    Standing in covenant with you!

  24. Da’Nita Abney

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs…I am so sorry for your loss…

  25. Prayers to you and your family we love you… Carey, phyllis, neicy and edna

  26. Melvin&Deborah Hunter

    Jackie Dade and family , you have our sincere condolences. Your mother was so sweet and as will be missed. We love you and are praying for your comfort and peace in Jesus name.

  27. Melinda Norrington

    I am so sorry for your Lost of Ernestine Lyles.
    She will truly be missed I send my condolence

  28. Pastor Walter E. Johnson Jr. aka “Blood”

    My heart hurts for this beloved Family…But also know that I will continue to uphold You in prayer while You All so rightfully grieve…Jacqueline Dade aka “Water” I love U and Yours to life!

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