Ernees Brownfield

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Ernees Brownfield passed away January 14, 2019. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on this evening, January 16, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 88 years at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Ernees’ life tribute at
Ernees was born on August 22, 1930 to the late Ernest and Mary (Duke) Deering in Twitty, TX. Ernees married Kenneth Brownfield on September 8, 1947 in Carlsbad, NM. Ernees earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. She worked as a speech therapist and educational diagnostician for the SELCO special education co-op of Slaton ISD. Upon retiring, the Brownfields traveled extensively visiting all 50 states and multiple countries. Ernees was a long-time Christian; actively involved in her church. She was most recently a member of Monterey Baptist Church. Ernees was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by family and a multitude of friends.
Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Kenneth Larry Brownfield, children, Rebecca Ernees (Ronald) Brownfield Bryant of Raleigh, NC, Laura Beth (Michael) Brownfield Skeen of Lubbock, Larry Ben (Carla) Brownfield of Livingston, and Stanley (Debbie) Gregory of Big Spring; grandchildren, Laura (C.J.) Egan, Christopher Bryant, Aimee (Adam) Dowgar, Matthew (Lauren) Brownfield, Bryan (Kendi) Skeen, Erin Brownfield; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Flannery, Molly, Colton, Matelda, Charlee, and Gemma; and siblings, James (Barbara) Deering, Martha Jean Lucas, John (Dana) Deering.
The family of Ernees would like to thank the staff at the Beehive for their special loving care for her during her stay there.


Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice Foundation
Lubbock Sky Camp, 3350 Riverwood Parkway Suite 1400,
Atlanta, GA 30339; or the Gideon’s International at in her memory.


6 thoughts on “Ernees Brownfield”

  1. The world is a little less bright without in it. I’m so happy you were my Aunt. I know you’re easy now.

    Much love,
    Your favorite niece!

  2. I loved my sister so much, she left homer when I was about 3 years old to marry Kenneth, I remember going on dates with them much to my sisters dismay, she has been my strength in hard times and I will miss her very much. I learned a lot from her, she was loving and giving and could never say “no”. She and my mother were the best examples of late bloomers I had since we all three went for higher education later in life. I will alway have another piece of my heart missing for my mother and my sister – see you later Sisser!

  3. Sweet Laura, your mom was so proud of you and yours. What a legacy she left here on earth…and what a celebration she is receiving in Heaven. We are so blessed to have had our mothers as role models on how to love well, work hard, and celebrate eternal life with Joy. I think of the song “Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory.” Your mom lived this…as do you.

  4. Sorry we can’t be there tonight or tomorrow. Gary and I are both sick. We will always remember Ernees.

  5. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Revelation 21:3-5 gives us a beautiful future to look forward to when Jehovah God does away with mourning, pain and death forever. I hope this scripture can bring some comfort.

  6. Becki and family. We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We never met her, but from what you have shared, she was quite a woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your Dad.

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