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.