Floral 20

Amanda Ervin

June 25, 1926 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Amanda Ervin was born on June 25, 1926 to William and Lelia Lester in Jacksonville, Georgia. She was the oldest of nine children. Amanda joined church at an early age at Rock Hill C.M.E. She was the Sunday School secretary and an usher. After moving to Michigan, she joined Womack Temple C.M.E. She met and married Milton Ervin. To this union, Milton brought two boys and Amanda brought one daughter. Together, they had four additional children three girls and a boy. Their son died at one month old. In 1959, she joined Mission Baptist Church so her family could be under one head. (Her husband was Baptist). There, she was in the Senior Choir, the Nurses Guild and a Deaconess. She later joined Romulus Community Baptist Church, where she served on the Nurses Guild, Senior Choir, and the Mothers Board. She attended Romulus until her health failed.

Amanda was the last surviving member of the Loving Ten, a club of Christian women formed over sixty years ago. Amanda was one of the two last remaining members of the Morning Star Grand Chapter O.E.S.

Amanda really loved to sew. She helped make choir uniforms for the youth ministry. She loved to garden, planting vegetables and flowers. She canned vegetables and fruit from her garden every year. She made quilts and crocheted afghans. Over the last twenty years, she made over 700 baby afghans. These were donated to neonatal wards at Motts Children Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI.

When her children were young, Amanda babysat for a number of years. She worked for the Commission of Aging Inkster Senior Service for forty years, helping seniors as a shopping aide. She also worked in the kitchen at Twin Towers helping to cook food for Meals on Wheels.

Amanda was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, one son Ralph and an infant son, Henry.

She leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Maude Vereen of Belle Glade, FL; one brother, Horace (Evelyn) Lester of Jacksonville GA; three sisters-in-law; son Milton (Mary) Ervin; four daughters, Edna Barksdale of Inkster, Lydia (Ronald) Orr of Belleville, Shelia (Kenneth) Henderson of Wake Forest, NC, and Patina Ervin of Inkster; goddaughter LaKeisha Stevenson; two godsons, Melvin Reyes and Eric Davis; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren. She was also blessed to see forty-one great-great-grandchildren; and her church family at Romulus Community Baptist Church.



"DO TO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM TO YOU'. This was Amanda's motto from

Luke 6:31 (NRSV)

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August 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Family Hour
August 18, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Romulus Community Baptist Church
6200 Fourth Street
Romulus, MI 48174

Celebration of Life
August 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Romulus Community Baptist Church
6200 Fourth Street
Romulus, MI 48174


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