Ernest Montoya

ernest montoya
Ernest Montoya LINDEN, TXFuneral services for Ernest Montoya, 90 , of Linden, will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 2, 2010 at New Colony Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Tim Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in New Colony Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Montoya was born November 7, 1919 in Jemez, New Mexico and he passed away March 28, 2010 at his home in Linden. He was a machinist, a member of New Colony Baptist Church, and loved to play music with his sons, Monti and Tony. Survivors include his wife, Addie Bea Montoya, of Linden: a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Brenda Montoya of Linden; a daughter, Edwena Hancock of Pittsburg; five grandchildren, Jasen Montoya and Jodi Bradshaw of Linden, Max Montoya and Melissa Hughes of Terrell, and Royce Allen Kirkland of Dallas; several nieces, nephews and other family and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Monti Rae Montoya, and a son-in-law, Leslie Hancock.

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  1. It was such a joy taking care of Mr. Montoya. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  2. My condolences to the family. My appreciation for his contributions to Linden's musical heritage. The band in Heaven just keeps getting bigger.

  3. "Brother Ernie" as we all called him will truly be missed. He was a special soul and always willing to share the Lord with anyone who would listen. He always wore a pin that said "ASK ME ABOUT JESUS"….he told me one day I always wear this pin and would you believe I hardly ever have someone ask me about Jesus…and oh how he wished they would. His little light shines on in all he touched. May God Bless Your Family in Your Time Of Sorrow…

  4. Mr. Montoya was a great musician and loving father. You could see it in his smile when he played with Tony and Monty. I always loved hearing them together. What a wonderful man. He will be missed.

  5. Mr. Montoya would & did light up a room…he certainly changed our lives. I loved to see Mr. Montoya walk in the door with his guitar…oh, he literally brought sunshine to my soul. How blessed each of us are for God having brought this beautiful soul into our lives. I pray that each of you will be comforted in knowing that he's where his heart always desired…he's with His Jesus…and oh, the music he's making with all of our loved ones. One day we'll be joined in Heaven together…to sing God's praise…forever…till then fly with the angels Mr. Montoya…your work here is done!

  6. My thoughts and Prayers are with you @ this time…I've never heard your fathers name mentioned w/o a smile on that person's face. he has been loved…julie

  7. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking to Mr. Ernie when I saw him around town. God bless you all.

  8. we loved him too: from uncle ernies smile everyone he met knew he was a friend. from the jesus pin he always wore and proudly displayed said i want every one to accept jesus too.we all will miss a great soldier.he was awarded the purple heart,from ww2..

  9. Aunt Bea and All, We send our sincere condolences and prayers for the loss of Uncle Ernie. He was a great man loved by all and will be missed by everyone. We are sorry to miss the funeral, but will see you soon.All our love,Charles, Tess & Glenn

  10. I am sorry to hear about Earnie. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone that knew him. He was always smiling and made you feel happy and loved. I remember coming to their house when I was younger and he and Mom would sing and have a great time. He was a talented man.

  11. So sorry.I have a lot of memories of this Great Man. the families getting together with great music, food and laughter,are one of the best. he was a joy to be around. love you all…and we know where he will be, without a doubt. grandma taylor will sure be glad to see him…

  12. Our mother does not have a computer so she asked me to post this.—I Thought a lot of"Uncle" Ernie too.He impressed me with his musical skills,–He was a Chritian that always let his light shine,and i believe he set an example of how one should live.If only we all could,—What a better world this would be,Rusty Barr—————From "Tot" "Remembering Ernie",He was a good family man.He loved his wife "Addie Bea",and his family and he loved his friends,loved to sing and play his guitar.He loved JESUS and He would tell you about him.He and Bea are like family to me and my kids.—Thanks for everything Ernie. Tot Barr Demoss

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