Ernestine Gattis

July 13, 1924 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 98)


Mrs. Ernestine Hyman Gattis, age 98 of Griffin, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at her residence.

Ernestine was born in Miami, Florida on July 13, 1924. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Hyman and Essie Baxter Hyman; husband, John Gattis; sisters, Janie Fender, Anne Franks, Alice Gratteau; brother, John Hyman. Ernestine was retired from Southern Road Builders as their bookkeeper. She was the oldest living member of The Hill Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, and she attended First Baptist Church of Griffin for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Fouraker (Clinton), Jo Ellen Waller (Ike), Becky Fordham (Morgan); grandchildren, Stephanie Davis (Mark), Christie Ilgenfritz (David), Carrie Anderson (John), Andy Waller (Kelly), John Waller, Samantha DePue, Taylor Fordham (Whitney); great grandchildren, Alyssa Harmon (Matthew), Cameron Davis (Bridget), Parker Anderson, Asher Anderson, Alexandra Ilgenfritz, Aiden Ilgenfritz, Jim Waller, Addie DePue, Ford DePue, Kate DePue, Cooper Fordham, Eli Fordham, Avery Fordham, Luca Fordham; great great grandchildren, Max Harmon, Eli Harmon; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Griffin First Baptist Church on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM with a visitation following the service.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road is in charge of the arrangements.
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October 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Griffin First Baptist Church
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