Mr. Earnest Weathersby, 72, died March 14, 2015, at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Services for Mr. Weathersby were held on March 20, at Blackmon Temple CME Church in Carson. Pastor Maxine Price and Rev. Roosevelt Price officiated. Interment was in the Lillie Mae Cemetery in Copiah County, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Weathersby was the son of the late Ephraim Weathersby and the late Corine Roberson Weathersby of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age, he joined the Hollisday Creek Church and remained a member until he united with the South Pleasant Hill Church. Mr. Weathersby joined the Blackmon Temple Church during his mature years, where he served faithfully until his health failed.
As a young man, Mr. Weathersby was reared and educated in the Jefferson Davis County area attending Carver Elementary and High School. He worked much of his adult life in the shipbuilding industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Mr. Weathersby married the late former Elizabeth Williams of Prentiss, and to this union one daughter was born. Mr. Weathersby was a member of Carson Masonic Lodge #570.
Mr. Weathersby’s survivors include his two daughters, Renee F. Brown of Pascagoula and Sherlyon Weathersby of New Orleans; four sisters, Pearlena Tucker of Jackson, Emma J. Weathersby of Linden, AL, Shirley Walker and Daisy (Danny) Hayes, both of Prentiss; a special friend, Callie Young of Pascagoula; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.