July 28, 2020

Pray for the family of Ernie Dawson

Many Southern gospel fans know the name of Ernie Dawson and Heirline. Ernie was a singer, songwriter, preacher, and evangelist, and had formed his group Heirline over 30 years ago. Ernie enjoyed signing with his family, his wife Linda, and sons Eric, and Landon Dawson.

Ernie’s son, Eric, posted this Sunday morning that his dad has passed to eternity. It was noted on Facebook also that Ernie, Linda, and Eric all were sick with the COVID-19 virus (not confirmed at this time). Ernie had many health issues, including kidney and heart problems. He was undergoing dialysis and had suffered a stroke last fall.

Eric Dawson wrote Sunday morning:

Please pray for my family my dad Ernie Dawson passed this morning. This is a man who loved everyone . He touched so many lives and gave God all the glory and now I know he’s hugging his mom and praising God I love you dad for ever . You were always there for me as my boss, my dad, and my best friend I love you.

Graveside services for Ernie Dawson will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Bridgeport, Alabama. The funeral procession will begin at Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home (Whitwell, Tennessee) at 12:15 p.m. The funeral home is located at 795 Morrison Spring Road in Whitwell.
Due to COVID and social distancing guidelines that are in place, the family intends to schedule a memorial service at a later date. The family appreciates your continued prayers.