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A graveside service for Deacon Ernest L. Billups Sr., 79, of Gloucester, was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Gloucester Field Cemetery, Hayes. He died June 5, 2019. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Isalee R. Billups, and son, Ernest Billups Jr.

Survivors include five daughters, Myra Dixon of Yorktown, Cheryl Lennon and Melissa Davidson of New Jersey, Ernesha Strazdins of Gloucester, and Tierra Samuels of South Carolina; two sons, Isaac and Jonathan Billups of Gloucester; four sisters, Mary Savage of Gloucester, Annabell Paige of James Store, Marjorie Brewton and Frances Perry of Hampton; two brothers, William Billups and Maryus Billups Jr. of North; 31 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Forrest Brothers Funeral Home, Hudgins, was in charge.