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September 22, 1924 - June 22, 2016

In accordance with her wishes, private interment has taken place at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, MI.

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Age 91, passed away at Park Place Assisted Living on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Ernestine was born in New Orleans, LA on September 22, 1924 to the late Slathis and Louise (Trujillo) Tourlas. She attended Colton School in New Orleans. Ernestine was a 60 year member of Connection Church in Canton, Michigan (formerly Tri-City Assembly and Wayne Assembly of God), where she served tirelessly for the Food Bank and was active in the Primetimers group. She retired from Eastern Michigan University. In March of 1944, Ernestine married Joseph B. Docusen and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Angelo Tourlas and sisters, Lilly Tourlas Richards and Louise Tourlas Delgado. Ernestine is survived by her children, Patricia (Glenn) Maddox, Jacqueline (Carlton) Jacobson, Marilyn Shelton and Joseph (Debbie), David (Sheryl) and Daniel (Elizabeth) Docusen; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.