Ernestine “Ernie” Sullivan died at her home in Florence on September 25, 2018. She was 89.
Ernie was born into the Harrison family, Augusta, GA, on January 2, 1929. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Claude “Sully” Sullivan (former pastor of Florence United Methodist Church), her parents, Frank and Ruby, her sister, Earlene, and her brother, Otis.
As an Air Force wife for 29 years and a pastor’s wife for over 10 years, Ernie made a wonderful, loving home for her family, wherever home happened to be. She was passionate about everything she did: cooking, RV’ing, gardening, sewing, feeding “her” squirrels and hummingbirds, photography, genealogy, United Methodist Women, caring for her family, her church family and anyone who needed her. Together, Ernie and Sully decided to donate their bodies to the Colorado State Anatomical Board for medical research. Everyone who knew Ernie agrees that she was the most loving, giving person they ever knew.
Ernie is survived by 4 daughters, Susan Weinberg (Walter), Claudia Hoover (Chuck), Laura Lopata (Mike) Debbie Whitehead, (Charlie), 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
We wish to express our heartfelt love and gratitude to all of “Ernie’s Angels” who did everything they possibly could to allow Mom to die in her home, just as Sully did. You are all now part of our family.
A memorial will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 2:00 at Florence United Methodist Church, 1032 East Main Street, Florence. To honor all of Ernie’s caregivers, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Navajo Counselor Chapter, PO Box 913, Counselor, NM 87018, (include: “Scholarship Fund” on check’s memo line), or Fremont Regional Hospice, 1439 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212.