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Ernest N. Virgil

January 14, 2022

Obituary


OBITUARY – ERNEST N. VIRGIL

Ernest “Ernesto” N. Virgil was born on October 29,1944 to John & Marie L. Virgil in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He was a member of the 1963 graduating class of Farmingdale High School where he was involved in many activities; most notably Wrestling. He loved Long Island and worked for the town of Babylon’s Department of Public Works from 1968 until retiring in 2000.

Ernesto enjoyed life on his terms. Described as a “momma’s boy” there was no doubt that he loved her. For those closest to him, none were ever surprised when he often uttered the phrase “Ai Chi Wawa” when annoyed or dismayed. One of the most vivid memories of nieces and nephews of “Uncle Ernest” is of them holding on for dear life as they SPED down the road huddled in his Red Convertible Oldsmobile. Slicked back hair, shirt unbuttoned down to his stomach and his newly found Jamaican accent, was the Ernesto brand! Ernest loved spending time with his family and seemed most comfortable and his truest self while playing cards, laughing and eating good food with them. All who knew him well can still hear him saying “Give me an order of chicken wings and fried rice!” Decidedly gruff, Ernest was also tender-hearted and generous. There are many testimonials to his silently meeting a need without fanfare or the desire for applause. He was also the family’s “great connector.” He always sought after the absent and even yet unknown family member to reconnected them to the fold.  Aunt Mini in Spanish Harlem, Aunts Eleanor and Margaret in Brooklyn, and so many others were recipients of his familial love and tenacity. Although he had no biological children, he was not left bereft in his old age because his nieces and nephews were his children. For all of them and the rest of us Earnest left a roadmap to follow: whether married or unmarried, parents or not, we must never forget that we are all members of a particular family that deserves our unconditional love and loyalty.

Ernest “Ernesto” N. Virgil passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 78 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Marie Virgil; Sisters, June Hicks, Gloria Elliott and Rosemarie Hunter, and Niece Tracy Young Brewer.

Ernest is survived by sisters; Ruthann Young, Queens NY, Lisa Green- Hatchett, Jackson, MS and Susan Robinson, Atlanta, GA. Brothers; John L. Virgil Jr., NYC, George Virgil, Fontana, CA, Peter Virgil-Green, Long Island, NY, Mario Virgil, Atlanta, GA, Paul A. Green, Chattanooga, TN and Anthony Green, Atlanta, GA. Nieces; Lenora Hunter, Tanya Hicks, Denine Virgil, Angie Vidal, Danielle Virgil, April Virgil-Green, Leticia Virgil-Green, Jazmine Virgil-Green, Joy Virgil-Green, Olivia Green, Jessica Green, Ashley Romain, and Jasmine Romain. Great nieces; Rachel Robinson and Hilda Robinson. Nephews; Tyrone Hunter, Rodney Hunter Jr., Dale Hunter, David Hicks, Douglas Young, Johnathan Virgil, Michael Elliott, Alonzo Virgil-Daniels, Francisco Virgil-Green, John Virgil-Green, Julian McCullum, Charles Green, Jeremy Green, Brandon Green, Matthew Green, Denzel Romain, Durrell Romain, and a host of other family members who are left to cherish his memory.

 

Zoom Services: Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM  Meeting ID: 894 5755 7947  Passcode: 617410

Arrangements: J.F. Goode Funeral Home, Amityville, N.Y.

    

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 4, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
J. F. Goode Funeral Home
545 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY 11701

Celebration of Life
Friday
February 4, 2022

12:00 PM
J. F. Goode Funeral Home
545 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY 11701

Interment following funeral service
Friday
February 4, 2022

Amityville Cemetery
Harrison Avenue
Amityville , New York 11701

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