David Harry Ermen, 62, cherished for his loyalty to friends and family

David Harry Ermen
David Harry Ermen

David Harry Ermen, 62, went home to his Lord Thursday, June 6, 2019.

David is survived by the loves of his life, his wife, Pamela Ermen; and precious “Pookie Girl,” Zoe Ermen. He will be sadly missed by his devoted sister and brother-in-law, Pastors Deborah and Bill Smalt; and mother-in-law and best buddy, Theresa “Bernice” Hudgins.

He was a one-of-a-kind brother-in-law to Pam’s brothers, Craig, Steven and Matt Hudgins; and uncle to nieces and nephews, David, Jonathan and William Smalt, Bryan Hudgins, Michelle and Lindsey Hudgins, Zachary and Alex Hudgins, Christopher Hudgins and the extended families of Kim Mayo, Kasey Lupino and Matthew Hudgins. He was loved by all of them for so many reasons, but mostly for being the man who always showed up when you needed him for anything.

David’s joy and life’s purpose was anchored in his devotion to his family, friends and his faith in Jesus Christ. His love for the beach and his heart were rooted in his Ocean View upbringing, and by God’s grace, he spent his last minute of life with a full view of a beautiful day on the bay.

A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Rock Church, Kempsville, where David was a longstanding member. The viewing hour will begin at 10 a.m. His celebration will be followed by a graveside service in Forest Lawn on Granby Street. A reception will be held after graveside services at Rock Church.

We thank so many of our wonderful family and devoted friends for showing us so much love in the midst of this tremendous loss. We’re find our comfort knowing that David is now with the Lord and his loving parents, Joan and Harry Ermen. We will miss him so deeply.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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