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Ernestine (Burdette) Jollay

April 10, 1927 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 92)


Ernestine Burdette Jollay, 92, of Owensboro passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Owensboro Center. Ernestine was born on April 10, 1927, in Owensboro to the late Tilford G. Burdette and Annie Hutchason Burdette.

She was a member of the Catholic Faith. She was an accomplished Seamstress, whose talents were in great demand. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, canning, gardening, and watching baseball games.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Jollay; a brother, Grover Lee Burdette; and a sister, Louise Burdette Lott.

She is survived by her nieces, Ann Burdette (Tom) Castlen, Linda Burdette (Steve) McDonald, Barbara Burdette (Tony) Wade, and Mary Burdette (Danny) Bartlett; a nephew Jimmy (Shirley) Lott; and Susan Whitaker a dear friend, whom she loved as a daughter.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Prayers will be said at 2:30 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home with Father Pat Bittel. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Right to Life of Owensboro, 1115 Tamarack Rd # 200, Owensboro, KY 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Graveside Service
September 3, 2019

3:00 PM
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home
519 Locust St
Owensboro, KY 42301

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