Weldon Francis Ernst

February 29, 1940 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 80)


Weldon Francis Ernst passed away on March 12, 2020, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Palma S. Ernst. Father of David Weldon Ernst(deceased), Laura Ernst Pennington (Billy), Lisa Ernst Schmid (Karl), and Derrick Joseph Ernst (Lisa). Grandfather of Amanda Pennington, Andrew Pennington, David Schmid, Rachel Schmid, Jacob Ernst and Maia Ernst. Son of the late Adolph H. and Amelda Ernst. Brother to Adolph H. Ernst Jr.(deceased), Lawrence Ernst, Robert Ernst and Carl Ernst. He was also uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong resident of Harahan and Metairie, LA. He graduated from Jesuit High School and also attended Spring Hill College in Mobile. He was in the United States Coast Guard where he served his country with honor and integrity. Following his 6-months active duty aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sebago, ported in Mobile, he returned home and attended Southeastern University in Hammond. He then served 6 years in the Coast Guard Reserve. He was one of the owners/managers of Ernst Food Mart in Metairie and New Orleans. Family was very important to him and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Weldon will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. In keeping with his wishes there will be no funeral services. Condolences may be offered to the family online at Greenwood Funeral Home in New Orleans. (


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