Freddie Lynn Ervin

Feb 6th, 1948 - Feb 26th, 2019
Freddie Lynn Ervin

Freddie Lynn Ervin, age 71, passed away at 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Veteran’s Affairs Community Living Center in Marion.

Freddie was born in Herrin on February 6, 1948, the son of Fredrick A. and Violet Ruth (Liddell) Ervin.

Mr. Ervin was a member of the Catholic Church, West Frankfort diocese. He earned numerous degrees including an Associate of General Education, Associate of General Studies, CNA, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Law, and Bachelor of Education. Freddie had worked as a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker in Illinois and Florida. He also served as a volunteer advocate for the Department of Welfare. He was a proud United States Coast Guard Veteran.

Survivors include:

Daughter- Rene (Ervin) Martinez

Son- Scott Ervin

Son- Shawn Ervin

Daughter- Dawn Payne

Sister- Ramona Lemelin

Grandchildren- London “Bookout” Ervin

Danny Perry

Christian Perry

Courtney Brown

Olivia Perry

Norah Perry

Former Spouse- Suzanne Ervin

Former Spouse- Linda Ervin

Dear Friends- Mr. and Mrs. Terry Farley

He was preceded in death by his parents- Fredrick and Violet Ervin, wife- Marie Elizabeth (Bollman) Ervin, grandparents- Fred and Lenora Ervin, and grandparents- Papa and Nana Liddell.

As per his wishes, there will be no funeral services.  At the time of his passing, his family had the honor of participating in his Hero’s Homecoming service, a beautiful tribute to celebrate his life, at the Veteran’s Affairs Community Living Center.  Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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21 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rene’ Ervin Martinez

    From: Stonefort , Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2019

    My Daddy.💔

  • Guest: Cathy Lewis

    From: Louisville , Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss. And so happy for your dad who is now pain free and living his glorious life in Heaven with our savior Jesus!

  • Guest: Linda Walker

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2019

    My first little boyfriend. Remained friends all these years. I will never forget you. Very thankful for your dear daughter, RENE. I know you we’re proud of her. May you Rest In Peace Until we meet again on the other side. You are loved. You will be missed. Linda

  • Guest: Kimberly Wilson gaddis

    From: Royalton, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2019

    I’m so sorry Rene. May God continue to give you peace.

  • Guest: Tracy Musgrove

    From: Williamsburg, Virginia

    Date: March 1, 2019

    Rene and Scot and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. May you each find peace. You are in my thoughts.

  • Guest: Susie Ervin

    From: Springfield , Missouri

    Date: March 1, 2019

    Enjoy the peace of heaven. Guide us on earth. Give us a nudge once in awhile! So many fond memories. Thanks for letting me share this journey. What an event it was!

  • Guest: Amanda Johnson

    From: Harrisburg, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2019

    I didn’t know you, Mr. Ervin, but I am so thankful that you provided me with my good friend Rene’!! I am so sorry to the whole family for their loss, just remember that God keeps track of our sorrows (psalm 56) and He will be your comfort.

  • Guest: Clark Ellis

    From: Cheshire, Connecticut

    Date: March 1, 2019

    I still remember your dad from the Salem days and I’ll never forget the time I ran into him and Fred painting a house near where I was working. Sage advice I got from him! I was around 18 years old, felt grown up lol, so that was about 4-5 years later since I had met you all on Bob White Lane. It’s funny, for many years that day had left my memory, and it’s come back with clarity in just the last few years.

  • Guest: Tommy Martinez

    From: Stonefort , Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    Gods speed mate. I love my wife!!!

  • Guest: Corinn ellis

    From: Tampa, Florida

    Date: March 2, 2019

    What a wonderful man and a great person! Very educated and a great, big family! My heart goes out to all of you, I love you Rene’.

  • Guest: Charlotte Kramer DeBuysere

    From: Hillsdale, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    Lynn, May GOD bless you & all the family. I know that you TRULY LOVED my precious sister Marie. My. Love and Prayers go out to all the family. Give Marie a hug & kiss from me & let her know that I still miss her after all the years & will be reunited with her & our parents soon. GOD SPEED 💕💕.

  • Guest: Dsvid Decker

    From: Freeport, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    My only regret: not staying in touch over these many years. Proud to know him as a great man of many personal accomplishents and a deep love for God, family and country. We pray God’s peace and blessing upon the family. Until we meet again . .
    David (first cousin) and Louise Decker.

  • Guest: Robert Stewart

    From: CLEVELAND, Ohio

    Date: March 2, 2019

    May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring some comfort in the death of Freddie Lynn Ervin. “He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Just imagine, no more pain and grief due to the death of a love one! By means of the Kingdom that Jesus Christ taught us to pray for at Matthew 6:9,10; God is going to remove sickness, old age and death from the human family. God’s original purpose for the earth being a paradise will be realized.

  • Guest: Cynthia Moore

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    Freddie I’m so glad that I got to meet you. May God bless you

  • Guest: Sylvia Noyes

    From: Clovis, California

    Date: March 2, 2019

    Rene and family, I’m so sorry for your loss of a very educated dad. You and Olivia are in my prayers. He did an excellent job of raising you and must have been a wonderful grandpa to your kids. Sincerely, Sylvia

  • Guest: Alberta Nice

    From: Dahlgren, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away the pain and sorrow. I would like for you to know that I could not be there with you in person. I am with you in heart and soul.

  • Guest: Robert ( Bobby ) Green

    From: Salem, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2019

    I enjoyed our talks very much. He was a very intellectual man. I remember our deepest philosophical conversations the most. My gratitude to him for his service and for sharing his wisdom. I will remember him. Rest in peace and God’s glory and my deepest condolences to those closest to him.

  • Guest: Kelly

    From: Creal Springs , Illinois

    Date: March 3, 2019

    So sorry for your loss he lived an amazing life, love you Rene

  • Guest: Bev

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: March 3, 2019

    Love you René and always praying!

  • Guest: Sheri Holman

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2019

    He was a great man with an enormous heart! I had nice talks with him and he could always put a smile on my face. He was a teddy bear! He introduced me to several books and I ordered him one on Amazon that he was currently reading. I’m so sorry for your loss and my prayers to your entire family.

  • Guest: Shawn Ervin

    From: Griffin, Georgia

    Date: March 6, 2019

    My father will be missed by my family. I will always remember his last message to me, that jesus will carry us all.