Ernest Stanton Rawls

September 27, 1933 - February 8, 2021

09/27/1933 - 02/08/2021

Past Services

Thursday February 11, 2021
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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Rev. Mickey Willard officiating the service.

RICH SQUARE, NC – Ernest Stanton Rawls, age 87, of Rich Square, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 8, 2021 at the Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Rawls was born in Northampton County on September 27, 1933 in George, NC to the late Ernest and Estelle Rawls. He was a long time faithful and dedicated member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Aulander, NC.

Stanton loved the Lord and his family and friends dearly.  He enjoyed family gatherings as well as vacationing with them.  He often reminisced by sharing stories of places they visited together.

Stanton began working at Parker Casket Manufacturing Company in George, NC at an early age and remained there until he retired.

Besides his parents, Stanton’s two sisters, Viola Rawls Glover and Joyce Rawls Williams preceded him in death.  His two brothers-in-law, David Glover and Roger Williams preceded him in death as well, whom he loved like brothers.  Stanton was the last surviving member of his family.  Left to cherish his memory is his church family and friends.

We would like to express our appreciation to all the staff and management of Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of Stanton for the past two months.

A celebration of life funeral service and committal will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Garrett~Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC, with Pastor Mickey Willard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 221 Pleasant Grove Road, Aulander, NC 27805; or you may donate online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rawls family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Cynthia Chambers
2 years ago

I just learned that Stanton passed. He was such a sweet and giving man! He lived next to my son Corey and then my other son Greg and his wife Brandi. Whenever I would visit he and I would converse about all the things that had gone on sine the last time we had talked. I will miss those talks and his smile whenever I would see him.

Linda Johnson Parker
3 years ago

Stanton Rawls was a good friend and a good man and we have fond memories of his being a part of our business family, Parker Manufacturing Company.

Krista Oakes
3 years ago

Stanton was one of my favorite people. He was my aunt’s brother but like a uncle to me. He was such a loving and caring person. He cared so much for our family. I will miss him so much.

Maleah Majette
3 years ago

Mr. Stanton will truly be missed. He was a loving and caring person, he loved talking about making pies and baking cakes his specialty. Now he’s resting with Ms. Joyce and family.

Betty Corum
3 years ago

I have many loving, happy memories of Stanton. He was my Aunt Joyce’s brother and like an Uncle to my brother and I. He was family. He was a part of many family gatherings and so much fun when we played our Christmas games. We all love him very much and will miss him dearly. I am sure he is at peace now and happy to be with his Lord and family. Much thanks to all the care given to him by Francis and Nicky. Our prayers are with you.