- 45 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 16, 1969
- Date of passing: Jun 28, 2015
|Let the memory of Hershell be with us forever and inspire us to be better tomorrow than we are today.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, FBI Special Agent Hershell R. Ervin, 45, born on July 16, 1969 and passed away on June 28, 2015.
Along with his career in service to our country, the success story of Hershell's life was loving his family. Hershell, a Georgia native, leaves behind a devoted family that includes his wife, Gloria Ervin, and two daughters, Alia and Bria; mother, Jessie Ervin; father, Abraham Rhymes; siblings, Deidra Middleton, Regina Brewton, Renee Ervin, Andre Ervin and many nieces and nephews, Benjamin Shannon, Shelby Brewton, Latina Middleton and Javonte Middleton. This loving family also includes his godson, Chance Allen.
California Celebration of Life
When: July 16th, 9:00 am
Where: McKinley Park in the Clunie Community Center
***Attire: BBQ casual such as shorts, wear Pittsburg Steelers' colors or gear
601 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816-3805
Please use this online site to leave your comments and tributes for the family. The family appreciates your support and thanks you for honoring their privacy during this time.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for the daughters' 529 education plans have been established. Please make checks out with the payments to:
Alia Ervin 529 Plan
Bria Ervin 529 Plan
Please send all cards and checks to:
1920 San Esteban Circle
Roseville, CA 95747
FBI and family friends, please visit the following site for more information about Hershell and other ways to support the family: http://www.youcaring.com/the-ervin-family-382604
"My name is Hardy Pinacas. I was Hershell's roommate in college for 1 yr.(freshman) It was in a difficult time in my life. And, was very lost at the time. The school paired me w/ Hershell. So, that he could be a positive role model in my life. I was not his choice for a roommate. But, he took me under his wing. He saved my life! I just wanted to say "thank you." To his wife and children, I offer my condolences for their loss. He was a great friend, when I needed one. I am positive, he was a great husband and father. Thank you for being my brother from another mother. May his love and generosity live on forever in the people he touched."
"Dear Gloria, it is difficult to choose just the right words to express my sympathy. I believe the best ones are Gods promises:" I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go... I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you" Genesis 28:15
"Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. The memorial at the park was so fitting and added to my already wonderful memories of Herschell. I think of him often and, in turn, of Alia, Bria and Gloria. I only had the pleasure of meeting all of you once but I felt that I knew you well because Herschell would speak of you all the time in our squad area. He was a great agent who was funny, smart and persistent and he was also an amazing friend. Always kind and a gentleman. I will miss him eternally as I know you all will.
"We can't tell you how sorry we are at Hershell's passing. As your next door neighbor, Hershell and I had so many conversations about cats and dogs and squirrels and skunks...those pesky skunks!
Honestly, we never even knew what Hershell did for a living. My wife's first husband was an agent and she never had a clue. We just knew him as a great neighbor, husband, Father and gentle and kind friend.
I can't imagine the grief and loss your family is feeling and I know that there are no words that can console at this time, but know that Hershell has our respect and our friendship, as do you and your daughters, and we are here, right next door, to help in any way we can.
Please take care..."
"Gloria, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. My deepest sympathies to you, your daughters, and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"I'm so sorry for your loss.
Hershell and I worked together for 6 years when he was in Oakland. He was the warmest, and most patient, agent I ever worked with. On the crew we were both assigned to, Hershell was the big brother we all needed during those years.
I'm grateful for those years of my life & career that I spent with him."
"I remember Hershell and Gloria, as students, from Mercer Univ. Later, while I was finishing Nursing School at Macon State College, I remember seeing Hershell again; he was an administrator in the Human Resources Dept. At Macon State College, he'd talk about moving his career forward. Being that it was rare to see a black male in administration at Macon State College, I had a lot of respect for Hershell's fortitude. I was not surprised to hear, later, that he had joined the FBI. That's what I will remember about Hershell ... his fortitude. Gloria, God bless you and your family ; One word ... "Joy.""
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria,
I'm so sorry for your lose. Hershell was the nicest man and always brightened our campus with his big smile. He was awesome at Sly Park, and when he spoke for our AVID students his love for his family, his job, and life came out loud and clear. He will be missed greatly. Please know that your Rogers family is here for you and the girls.
You and your beautiful children are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you hold in your heart..."
You have been in my thoughts since I received word of your loss. I have been searching for the right words to say but I don't think there are words that really help. Please know that my prayers are with you. I know you have the courage and resiliency to make it through this.
"Gloria, Alia and Bria,
Our family has been thinking about you all...day in and day out. Hershell was a joy of a person, and such a true gift to every lucky soul that had the fortune of knowing him. His quick wit and super positive nature always lit up our days. Goodness, I would haul outside at 6 a.m... dragging to start my work day, and there he and Georgia would be...hanging out, getting ready to start out their day...happy as clams. Hershell would always say..."Hello Patty! Have a good day!" Always made me smile...always made me say...hey, this is going to be a good day! The drive to work was always so much more positive after hearing his voice. That Hershell was sure special. He made people feel good in their hearts without even trying...without even blinking an eye. That's a very special guy. You were so lucky to have been blessed with such an amazing man in your lives. I know that he will live in your hearts forever and he will most definitely continue to help guide you throughout your days to come. Please always know that we are here for you...and always will be. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. ~Hugs~ precious family. ~XO~"
"Gloria, I only knew Hershell for a short time but that was all it took to learn that he was a very special brother. His charisma and positive attitude were priceless and he truly impacted the lives of those around him. One of the things I liked most about him was that he genuinely cared about the success of others and readily took opportunities to mentor those of us who followed in his footsteps. As he is laid to rest, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Alia, Bria and all the family. My Deepest Condolences,
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria,
Seeing Hershell at Starbucks every Friday was always a great way to start the day. He was always quick with a joke and had such a positive energy. My deepest condolences on your families loss."
"Gabriel sound your trumpet, a child is coming home...
Be bold, be strong for The Lord thy God is with you.
Prayers of Peace for you and the girls."
"It's not whether one's life is long or short, but how one lives that is important. It's what we accomplish, the degree to which we develop our state of life, the number of people we help become happy, that is what matters. Hershell has made many people happy through his service on this earth. Gloria, we are praying for you, the girls, and your families that God surrounds you with the love, support, and guidance you need through this transition in your life.
Love and Peace,
Bryant and Norris Family"
My deepest condolences. Continued thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God comfort you and give you strength.
And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”"
"Gloria, Alia, Bria,
I was so shocked to hear of Hershell's passing. He was an awesome guy who was funny and always kept everyone laughing. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you travel this journey of saying goodbye."
I am so sorry for your loss.You and your beautiful daughters are honored in my thoughts and prayers along with Tina and the rest of the family. Hershell's passing is a great loss for us all. I will be forever grateful to have known him."
"I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Hershell once and exchanged professional emails with him periodically. Since my emails were sent to a distribution list most of the time, it would have been fine if he didn't answer. However, he always thanked me and had something nice to say. Also, he wouldn't ever let me call him Mr. Ervin! While I can't claim to have known him well, my heart broke when I heard the news. Please accept my love and prayers."
"Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Hershell. He was 'one in a million' and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know him. Praying for your comfort and peace."
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. I am keeping you and your two daughter's in my thoughts. Many blessings on all of you."
"Dear Gloria and family
I know this pain so well! Praying for all of you! I'm in PR, but if there's anything you need please let me know."
Your dad was quick with a smile and never in too much of a hurry to remain pleasant. I know he adored all three of you. Praying for you and knowing God has you in his arms."
"Gloria and family,
I am sadden to hear of this sudden loss for your family. My condolences, prayers and hugs for you during this time."
"To Mrs. Gloria Ervin and family,
With the most heaviest of hearts, I share your pain for the loss of my dear Alpha brother, Hershell. Looking back at the brief time I shared with both you and Hershell, we all knew you all would be the loving, beautiful, productive family you are today. With Hershell's loss I know this comes with a great void for your confidant, father to your girls, friend, and soul-mate. But Hershell's spirit, brotherhood, compassion, leadership, patriotism, and love will transcend us all as we see him again in the God's great garden of salvation.
Hershell, we love you and will always cherish your memory. Rest in peace and may God bless and keep your family in his protective hands.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Lt Colonel Rodney C Wadley, MD, USAF, NSA-Chief Medical Advisor
Brother, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Eta Chapter, Mercer University 1988"
It never seems fair when people we love die. I am at a loss for words because it is only God who knows the reason for Hershell’s sudden death. Always remember that God doesn’t give us anything that we can’t handle. Hershell will live forever in the hearts of all he touched and he has left a beautiful precious legacy in Alia and Bria. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. With much love, I give you my heart-felt condolences. Sincerely, Judy Billingsley"
"Gloria, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories of Your husband give you strength during this difficult time. Love, Ruth Peshkoff"
"Dear Gloria -
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"Offering deepest condolences to the Ervin family. May the Lord grant solace and strength to you and your loved ones in their time of grief."
"My heart goes out to you all. Hugs to those sweet, beautiful girls, Alia and Bria. From Miss Terri, Kitchen Manager at WRMS."
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria,
I am so, so sorry for your tremendous loss. You are all in my thoughts - please let me know of any way I might be able to help."
"I'm deeply sadden to hear of Hershell's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the girls during this most difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days that lie ahead."
"i dont know where to begin. A great man has left this earth to join Our Heavenly Father. Family: My heart breaks for you! I do know that time heals all wounds. Allow yourself to mourn however you need to. Please know that you have support that stretches fry the East Coast to the West Coast and then some. Hershell will never be forgotten...not will his dedicated love for you.
Rest in peace, my friend, and say hello to our beautiful friend, Clinton!
God bless you all!"
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria,
Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with yours.
The Wilson Family"
"I am deeply saddened by your loss Gloria,
my family will be praying with and for you."
I am truly saddened by Hershell's passing. For whatever reason(s) God had need of Hershell at this time and none of us will ever understand why God needed Him at such a young age! But always remember "the dash" in between 1969-2015 because that is where Hershell fulfilled his God given purpose and left you, the girls, his family, and friends many memories! I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer through this difficult time and after. Be encouraged in the Lord always. Look to Him for strength. May God's peace be upon you now and always.
-Krissy Rhea, Mercer Class of 1991"
"Mrs Ervin! Deepest condolences to you and your family! God bless you all in this tragic time of your life! Will be keeping you guys in my prayers!"
"Gloria, Bria and Alia,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband and your father. Hershell was a close coworker, friend, and really a big brother to my daughter (Marlo) for more that eleven years. The few times we talked he bubbled over with pride and boastful love as he talked about his daughters. I know he will be missed and the tragedy that lead to his death will be difficult to overcome. I pray that the hundreds of prayers and the constant memory of his love and goodness will fill some of the holes you are feeling now and forever more. My entire family and I are praying for your strength as you manage through the difficult days ahead and the next phases of your lives. May God Bless and Keep you wrapped in his arms, we are all hurting with you. Ethel McGuire"
"Gloria, you and the girls are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Praying that you find comfort and solace in the Lord in this trying time. Hershell's wittiness and jovial spirit will reign in my memory forever."
"Gloria, i can't imagine your pain and sorrow at this time of imense loss. I'm praying for you, your girls, and your entire family. I am so sorry."
"I was so saddened to hear about Hershell 's accident. He was a wonderful person who left this world far too young. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
""How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes." Maya Angelou
You and your husband have been heroes and she-roes to so many. You inspire me in countless ways, my friend.
Davion, Delano and I have you and the girls close to our hearts, and in our prayers. With all the love in our hearts.....Julie"
"Dear Gloria, Alia and Bria,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"You are in our thoughts and prayers. We were both shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Our heart goes out to you. Please contact us if you need anything at all.
With prayers of strength--Tom and Robin Durkee"
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.....
Denise Moore Romani"
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls."
"Gloria, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. My heart goes out to you and your daughters. I'm praying for you and your family that God gives you the extra strength to work through this most difficult time."
"Gloria, children, and family, I am saddened to learn of Hershell's passing. May your memories bring you solace. My prayers are with you and for your family."
"I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers."
The Blackwell family is praying for you and the girls during this time. I always appreciated talking Steelers with your husband during the times that I saw. Hope the Lord wraps you and the girls up in his love during this tough time."
"Gloria, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. On behalf of all the men and women of the CHPD, I want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. We stand ready to support you in any way possible.
Chief Christopher Boyd"
"Dear Gloria, Bria, and Alia,
I am writing this with a very heavy heart. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could find the perfect words to say, but at times like this I am not sure I can find those perfect words to help.
Here are words I received once, I would like to share with you:
I think God grants grace in every misfortune, and spiritual growth as compensation for things lost...even when it's painful to bear and burdens us with grief and sadness. But if you keep your faith strong and your head held up your feet will surely find the path that he's set for you."
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and I pray God's grace, mercy and most of all his PEACE will be with you and your family."
"I don't know what to say... I'm so sad for your family. Please take care... You are all in my prayers."
"Gloria I was so saddened by the loss of your dear husband. Hugs and prayers to you and your beautiful girls. I also grieve for Hershell's parents and siblings and the pain they are feeling. May God give you strength during this difficult time."
"Gloria, we are sorry to hear of your loss. I want you to know that my family and I are in constant prayer for you and your daughters. Our Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha has lost a great brother and friend who will forever be remembered. Herschel will also be in the hearts and minds of fellow Mercerians. May God strengthen you and your children during this time of bereavement. May He also give you the peace to know He is with you and your family. As a source of comfort, please read Psalm 121 verses1 and 2. God Bless You!!!! From: The Darrisaw Family"
I am so sorry for your loss. He was way to young. Your San Juan Family are saying prayers and sending love for your family.
Barbara Morarity-Van Dyke
San Juan Alumni Association"
"My deepest sympathies for you, your girls and your family."
"What a beautiful family and we know what a tremendous loss you, Gloria and the girls are experiencing. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are for all of you."
"I was deeply saddened when I heard of your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that I am praying for you and your family. Herschel was a great man. He made an impact wherever he went. May God bless you and keep you and your family is my prayer."
"I am so very sorry about your tremendous loss, Gloria. I am praying for peace and strength for you."
"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time."
"Dear Gloria and Family,
I was so very sad to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this painful, difficult time. May God's grace bring you strength and comfort."
"Dear Gloria, Alia and Bria,
I am so sorry for your loss and wish that I could find some magical words to say, but there are none, so I will borrow the words of another in the hope that they may help.
…when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.
"I am. deeply saddened by Hershel's passing. there was no finer man and frat brother and Hershel my prayers go up daily for Gloria and the girls continue to live out his legacy everyday
Dr. CARLOS MCCLOUD"
My heart was broken when I heard the news of Hershell's passing. He was a great brother and has positively touched so many lives. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this tough time. Be blessed!!!"
I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. You and your family are forever in my prayers. With much love..."Teddy""
"My deepest condolences to you and your girls."
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. My family will keep you family in prayer. Man's words cannot express. I will leave this with you, John 14:18 I will not leave you comfort less: I will come to you. May God bless and comfort you and your daughters."
"Gloria and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Many hugs!!"
"Gloria and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my families thoughts and prayers. God bless.
"Gloria, (my youngest sister) Alia and Bria,
"It's difficult to put into words the sadness that I and my family feel for your loss. Let me know if you are in need of anything. My prayers will remain with you and your family. May the Holy Spirit Comfort you and the Peace of God be with you.""
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your daughters at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Margaret and I are deeply sorrowed by Hershell's passing. Our condolences to you, the girls, and the FAM. Standing with you...."
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria...I cannot imagine the weight of your hearts at this time. You ladies were Hershell's absolute pride and joy! Please know my family and I will be thinking and praying for each of you in the days and months to come. Praying fond memories of Hershell bring us all comfort as we begin to heal... With Love Marlo"
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss, and my heart is heavy. Please know your SJ family is here for you if you need anything."
"My heartfelt condolences go out to you,Gloria, your girls and your family. I am praying for all of you. Much love."
"My heart felt condolences to you and your family, Gloria. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. May God be with you and comfort you and your family during this time!
"Gloria, I am so saddened to hear about your husband. You and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know your San Juan "family" is here for you."
"Gloria, you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. When I can do something, know that I will do anything that needs to be done. Until then, know that I am holding each of you in my prayers."
"Dear Gloria, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I am praying for you and your family.
Bonnie Van Conia"
"Gloria, I am deeply saddened and so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls."
"Gloria, I pray for you and your family at your time of loss. May the Holy Ghost be a comfort to you. While we mourn when loved ones die, we can trust that God will be with us. If there is anything I can do, please let me know."
"Gloria, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Be encouraged."
"Gloria, Alia and Bria,
I am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"Gloria, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Please know that I and the rest of your SJ family are here to support you, now and always. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers."
"Gloria, Alia, and Bria,
My heart is breaking as I process the news of your loss. Your husband (and father) was always a bright moment in our day when he visited us at Will Rogers. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything you need.....even if it's a box of Raisin Bran ;-) Sending lots of love..."
"Dear Gloria and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please take care of yourself and your beautiful children. Know that I am here if you need anything."
I am deeply saddened to learn of your husband's passing. My prayers are with you, your daughters and family during this difficult time. May all of your loving memories bring you comfort today and in the days to come."
"I am praying for your family. I am so sorry for the loss."
"I am so sad to learn of your husband's death. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family."
"Praying for your entire family, Gloria. Deepest condolences."
"So sorry for your loss Gloria, I was deeply saddened by the news of your husband's passing. My heart felt condolences go out to you and your family."
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