Ernest Conner III

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Ernest Conner III was born along with his twin sister, Erma on March 27, 1962, to the late
Ernest and Lottie B. Conner, Jr. After a long courageous battle with heart disease, he departed
this life on March 21, 2023, at 3:45 a.m. with his wife Dianna by his side.
Ernest was raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended Columbus City Public Schools. After
completing his formal education, graduating from East High School in 1980, he went to work at
Dafabco. Ernest always had an entrepreneurial spirit and begin doing small carpentry work to
supplement his family income.
On December 13, 2008, Ernest married Dianna Lynn Brice. The two enjoyed traveling together
and often joined their close friends, John (deceased) and Cheri Carter and Howard and Cynthia
Johnson. The couples were known to pick a destination, jump in the van and go. Together the
“Travel Gang” spent 15 years making 22 trips across the United States. Ernest’s favorite trip
was to New Orleans. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, grilling, playing cards and being with his
family. There was no better place to be on July 4th than at the home of Ernest and Lynn Conner
for family, food, and fireworks.
In 2021, Ernest joined Gospel Lighthouse Church, immediately giving his life to Christ. Ernest
began to attend church regularly until his health began to decline. He will be missed. He is
proceeded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lottie B Conner, Jr.; Brothers, Victor, and Robert;
Sisters; Brenda Conner, Earnestine Johnson and Debra Conner.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Dianna Conner; Sons, Shawn Jones, Evan Conner and
Ernest Christian; Daughters, Tamika Jones, Shenika Johnson, Monika Taylor, Ebony Bruce, and
Shamya Conner; Brothers, Donald (Cathy) Conner; Sisters, (Twin) Erma Conner, Penny
Conner, Crystal (Marlon) Saunders, Glendora (fiancé Horace Griffith), Victoria Conner,
Marcella Conner, Shelia Conner, Denise Foster, Toni (Clayton) Dean. Seven grandchildren;
Malik, Oliviyah, Jalen, Amarah, Qalel, Kendal, Icelyin and the expected birth of twin
grandchildren in August 2023. Best friends, Fitsum B. and Ronnie Cooper.
Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, March 31, 2023 at Gospel Lighthouse, 600 Frebis Ave.. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Michelle Malone

    Your definitely gonna be missed

  2. Beverly Jennings

    Rest in peace Ernest you will truly be missed love you from Bootsie

  3. Lynn my deepest condolences. One day at a time. Love you ❤️ Continuously praying for you and the family❤️ Rest In Peace Ernest you will truly be missed

  4. Clarissa Robinson

    My Condolences To The Family . Rest In Heaven Ernest .

  5. The hand of God is able to hold you together no matter the difficulty. Know that the pain and loss is real but God’s hand will hold you together.
    Love you Sissy❤️

  6. Marcella Conner

    Love you Brother Ernest you will be missed!❤️

  7. Shanaye Conner

    We will miss you Uncle Ernest, you have definitely put up a great fight! Love You dearly and praying for us all to get through this tough time and try not to do “No Mushy Stuff” as you would say when we cry and be sad! We celebrate your memory and will forever cherish You!

    • It was a blessing having you in my life and all the things we did together it will be very hard for me not to have our manly talk together but the Lord knew best for you and I’m doing my best to do whatever it takes for me to see you again.

  8. Sending LOVE to the entire Conner family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. To the Connor Family, with deepest sympathy my prayers are with you doing this difficult time. May the Lord continue to keep his loving arms around each and every one of you..

  10. Antoinette white

    My condolences 2 the conner family may Ernest rest in peace I’m glad that I got 2 know him

  11. Elizabeth Grimes

    Wishing both families well ….. ❣️ Love you much

  12. My heart felt condolences to all of the loved one left behind; Furthermore, may the all seeing eyes accept his soul at his right side, and may our Lord and Savior give his family peace. RIH brother Ernest!!!

  13. Hello Lynn,

    Our sympathy to you on the lost of your husband Ernie. We love you and are praying for you always. He will be missed!

    Love your Aunts and Uncles of the Dudley Family

  14. Lynn,

    We will all miss Ernest! Our hearts go out to you on the lost of your husband. We are praying for you.

    Love you- Brenda, Stine, Michael, Charles, Glenn and Skip

  15. Diana Lynn, please know that God has prepared you for such a time as this and He has placed you in the hands of loved ones. You are blessed with His comfort and His peace keeps you. Let those precious memories flood your heart and give you grace for this season. May the strength of God work in you throughout this time of grief and sustain you in everything going forward. May the love and support of family and friends overtake you and cover everyone you touch. I pray in the name of Jesus that every need is met! Love you Queen Sister

  16. Rest Peacefully, You Will Truly Be Missed !

    – Shaquita & Pat

  17. John Pendergast

    Dianna and family, praying the Lord will give you comfort and peace in your time of loss.

    JP (Yvette’s co-worker)

  18. My condolences to Diana and all of the Conner family. Rest in Heaven Ernest.

  19. Our prayers are with Dianna and entire family. Weeping may endure through the night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5 God is close to the broken hearted.Psalms 34:18 Sincerely,Bootsie,Tense,Jean and families.

  20. Condolences to The Conner Family. I will continue to good old days of being kids in Bolivar Arms and the good times we shared. I always enjoyed Vacation Bible School with your Family. ❤❤ Blessings & Peace.. Earlene

  21. My deepest condolences to the family. Praying for strength and wellness in your time of need

  22. Julia Fadis-Thomas

    My sincere condolences to the entire Connor Family. To my dear friend Lynn B. Connor, my prayers are with you during this time and continually. May the grace of God cover in the days ahead. Sincerely

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