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Ernest L. Brathwaite

July 21, 1969 — July 28, 2023



Ernest “Ernie” Brathwaite passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 28, 2023, at the age of 54 years old in Harrisburg, PA where he resided.


Ernie is preceded in death by his Father Joseph T. Brathwaite, Sr., Maternal Grandparents, Roy & Lucy Cheatham, Paternal Grandparents, Evans & Justina Brathwaite and Stepfather, George Brown.


Ernie was born on July 21, 1969, to Magnolia C. Lyons and the late Joseph T. Brathwaite Sr. He was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ where he attended the Atlantic City Public School System.  He was voted the nicest person his freshman year in high school.  Ernie continued to be a nice person throughout his life, and he always had a big smile on his face.  He was a cheerful & outgoing person that loved entertaining family & friends by dancing, singing or cracking jokes.  If you were in his presence, you knew that you were going to have a good laugh.  He also enjoyed writing poems and cooking.


Ernie worked in the casino industry in Atlantic City for many years before relocating to Harrisburg, PA where he worked in the Distribution Center at Proctor & Gamble.


Ernie is survived by Magnolia (Magie) Lyons (Mother), Sisters, Rosalind Brathwaite (Rodney DuBose) and Darcel Brown, Joseph (Jo Jo) Brathwaite, Jr. (Brother), Quantaya Brown (Niece), Rodney (Nicole) DuBose (Nephew), Jamaal DuBose (Nephew) and Delvin Bradley (Nephew), Great-Nieces, Sanai DuBose, Maylani Gravlin, Alani DuBose and Amiri Jones, Great Nephews, Rodney (Cam) DuBose and Hendrix Jones, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and a Host of Friends.


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