Ernest Harleston

Harleston, Ernest

 Mr. Ernest Harleston of Boston, MA departed this life on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was born on October 28th, 1926 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina to the late Horace Harleston and Elizabeth Palmer. He was united in holy matrimony to Mary Harleston for over fifty-four years. This union was blessed with three children.

Ernest was educated in Monck’s Corner, SC. He became a Private in the Army Air Force from 1945 during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. Ernest spent 29 years working in the Naval Shipyard and after an honorable retirement began next stage in life as a security officer with Massachusetts General Hospital. After 14 years with MGH, Ernest earned his final retirement allowing him to spend more quality time with his loved ones.

Ernest was a connoisseur of cars and had a keen sense of fashion.  He participated in the Masonic Society, but more importantly Ernest was a praying man with strong faith and loved the Lord.

Ernest leaves to cherish his loving wife Mary Harleston. Four sons: Ernest (Gloria) Pinckney of Philadelphia, PA; Willie Lee Harleston of Chester, PA; Alphonso (Louise) Harleston of Long Island, NY; Ricky (Sheena) Harleston of Moncks Corner, SC. Four daughters: Vivian (Lathaniel) Fearrington of Hackettstown, NJ; Brenda Willborn-Harleston of Smyra, DE; Mary Smith and  Teena Smith both of Boston, MA. Three Sisters: Mary Lou Sheppard and recently departed Virginia Robinson both of Boston, MA; He was preceded in death by Leola West. 37 Grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.