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Ernest “Ernie” Robinson

Ernest “Ernie” Robinson, age 54, of Columbus, Ohio died Sunday, November 24, 2019 after a lengthy illness.  He was born on September 17, 1965 in Martinsville, Indiana to Norma Sanderson who survives him.  Ernie is also survived by his loving husband of 25 years, Kerry Ragsdale and one brother, Terry Robinson.  Ernie grew up in Kurtz, Indiana and attended Brownstown High School where he was active in Show Choir and Marching Band.  After completing high school, Ernie attended Sullivan University and lived for many years in Arkansas.  Ernie loved his church and was a Methodist and loyal member of the Maynard Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio.  He served as delegate to the West Ohio UMC Conference and had also served on the Worship Team.  During his younger years, Ernie was active in 4H loving the animals he cared for and horseback riding.  Throughout his life Ernie loved to cook and creating new recipes, gardening, reading, music and theater, and playing board games with friends.  He worked in his final years at Macy’s at Polaris Fashion Place.  Ernie was very compassionate and extremely loyal and protective of those he loved.  He was a devoted husband and son.  He loved life and fought for life to the very end.  He NEVER complained and was very brave, and to the end, he never gave up.  A special thank you to our church family and friends who have seen us through our darkest times and through Ernie’s many health battles.  A Service of Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence. 

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  • Joseph & Nichole Barnett says:

    We are very sorry! We loved Ernie very much and will always remember the amazing Person he was!

  • Jennifer Coty says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my most sincere condolences, and know that you are in my thoughts daily.

  • Sandy gaston says:

    Ernie was such a kind and loving man. Ernie never complained and his determination to not let his illness define him. He would come to church alone when Kerry had to work and it had to be pure love of his faith that got him there.
    You will be missed but forever in my heart

  • Norwin and Golden says:

    I am sorry we can’t be with you. We know that you and Ernie were a devoted and wonderful couple. We hold you in our thoughts and send our love

  • Kathy Reagan-Wilson says:

    Being one, of many, of Ernie’s Arkansas buddies, I missed him terribly when he left Arkansas. We always had so much fun! I was blessed to visit Indiana twice and see him a few months ago. He never once complained or really talked much about being sick. I’m sure I had to ask him about it. He has always such a fun loving person, full of energy and full of life. He never met a stranger. I adored Ernie and I will always love him. When we meet once again… can give me the grand tour.

  • Danielle Davis says:

    My deepest condolences to Kerry, and the rest of the family. My heart is heavy, and I know the pain may seem forever, but just know sweet Ernie is forever in the hearts and souls of his loved ones. I was blessed to have met him, and Kerry. Never a dull moment between the two. God has welcomed him home with loving, open arms. May you Rest In Peace Ernie. We all love you dearly. ❤️

  • Di Felice says:

    A blessing is welcomed, but a blessing that brings another blessing makes one doubly blessed. God gifted me with a friendship with you many years ago, Kerry. Upon your return to Columbus, you gifted me with the opportunity to create a friendship with your beloved Ernie. May the other doubling of friendships that started with you, then included Ernie, carry you thought this time of grief and transition. May we, your friends and family, lessen your loss with our love, Kerry.

  • Michelle LeDoare says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. I wish I had known of this service for I would have been there to honor him. Rest in peace & I send prayers for your family and friends.

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