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Ernest C. “Ernie” Schofield, Jr.

July 4, 1968 - August 3, 2022

Ernest C. “Ernie” Schofield, Jr., age 54, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his sister’s residence, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 4, 1968, he was the son of the late Ernest C. Schofield, Sr. and Suzanne (Bell) McCall, and stepfather, Billy McCall. Ernie attended Middletown High School, after graduation he proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked in various professions, including being a mechanic and most recently doing maintenance work at Newark United Methodist Church and Calvary Baptist Church.

In his earlier years, he liked playing football and fishing. Ernie cherished the time he and his brother, Kevin spent at the rifle range. Most of all, he was a person who could make anyone laugh and brighten their day.

Ernie is survived by his siblings, Stephanie Jester (Jeff), and Kevin and Eva Schofield; son, Dylan Joseph Loughney (Samantha); granddaughter, Mila Marie Loughney; brother-in-law, David Jester; nephews, Brandon Jester, Jonathan Jester, and Gavin Schofield; niece, Sabrina Ward; great nieces, Isabella, and Rylie; great nephews, Caleb, and Jonathan, Jr.; and his church family and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, August 21, 20212, at Newark United Methodist Church, 69 East Main Street, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.

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  • My deepest condolences go out to you and your family!! You’re in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.I’m not sure if you remember me but we grew up together in Villagebrooke. We both lived on Boxwood Road.

  • My Deepest Heart-felt Condolences to the Family of My Dear Friend “Ernie”, May you rest in peace and know that I’ll miss you forever or until the day we meet again in Heaven, God Blees You. I Love You Brother.

  • Rest in peace

  • Me and my brother David work with Ernie with Adolfo jay pokornys.we all new ernie excellent maintenance we are sorry for your lost. My mom lost her middle son David on May 19,2022 we wil keep Ernie in are pray

  • Me and my brother David work with Ernie with jay poky sorry for lost.ernie new. My brother pass way on May 19, 2022 l can’t come l can’t walk.can someone please send a of to my bal[email protected] I will prayers for all of the family

  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
    Cousin
    Jennifer Schofield Garrett

  • Dear Sue and Billy,

    Scott and I are so keeping you in hearts and sending prayers. The loss of a child, no matter how old, is so terrible that we don’t even give parents a name for like widow or widower. Our prayer for you is finding peace after losing Ernie.

    Love,
    Scott and Debbi

  • Dear family of Ernie:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of our beloved Ernie. I am on the trustees of Newark United Methodist Church and my husband and I attend the 11 o’clock worship service which Ernie also attended. No matter when you saw him, whether at church service or just around the church when popping in to do a task, his bright smile and pleasant demeanor made Ernie a joy to be around. He always made it a point to ask how you were doing rather than focus on himself. He was a dear friend and I shall miss him greatly. He has left a hole in my heart with his loss but I shall fill it with the many positive memories that I have of him.
    Please know that your family is in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.
    Love in Christ
    Portia Loomis