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Ernest Lee Barlow

December 2, 1947 — April 27, 2023

Chicago, IL

Ernest Lee Barlow

“Do one thing at a time” my dad would always say. He was a strong advocate for not worrying about anything! Constantly reminding my sister and I that things will come in due time,but  he also promoted hard work. From waking up early, cooking us breakfast and gathering his tools and keys; he left to do what he loved most. Helping others.

Ernest Lee Barlow, 75, from Evanston IL, passed away April 27th, 2023 in Chicago IL. He was one of the few adopted children of Louise and Theodore Oliver. Manly being his sister Emma Lee William  that he would talk about often. He’ll be remember by all his favorite cousins Sandra and Howard, Margo, Charlie and Milton who are all deceased. He was deeply loved by his wife and children, Martha Gaston-Barlow & Dorinda and Tylah Barlow. Also cherished by his step-children Destiny Reginald’Mc Neal, and Tempest, Khadijah and Kenneth Gaston. 

Along with his immediate family, he also was embraced by the residents of the buildings he attended and close friends. Nick, Frank, Dennis and wife Bunny, Foster, Louise, Miss Dee, Darla, Earlene, John, Richard and Jim Ray. 

Ernest cared for and ensured maintenance on various buildings throughout the Chicagoland area. He said it was knowing the residents was his favorite part of the job.  

Ernest loved working on cars, going for long drives with his daughters, trips to the park, cooking and watching movies.    Ernest touched many lives and will be missed by many.


Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options, Schiller Park, IL

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