Rev. Charles Ernest Harvey Tribute

Rev.  Charles  Ernest Harvey
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Date Of Birth: March 21, 1931
Date Of Death: August 11, 2013

Rev. Charles Ernest's tribute is brought to you by:
Keefe Funeral Homes
Keefe Funeral Homes
2175 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
Phone: 617-547-5544

HARVEY, Rev. Charles Ernest “Ernie”
Of Cambridge, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on August 11, 2013. He was 82. A gifted Baptist minister, he served 22 years as a missionary in Brazil, the Republic of South Africa, Mozambique and Portugal. Ernie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice Thompson Harvey; his children Ruth Lea Harvey & her husband Lynn Hoefgen and Charles Ernest Harvey, Jr. & his wife Marta, all of Cambridge; his grandchildren Rachel, Moriah & Nathan Hoefgen-Harvey, Elisha & Jeremiah Harvey, and great-granddaughter Rowan Hussey. Ernie was predeceased by his brother, William Reedy Harvey. Native of Jacksonville, Florida, he was educated at Stetson University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ernie was a pastor, church planter and educator on four continents. He was a true lover of people and had a special calling to serve among the poor and disenfranchised wherever he found them. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Beech St., Cambridge on Saturday at 11 AM . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hope Fellowship Church where they will be redirected to the Baptist Church of Portimão, Portugal, a church founded by Ernie. For obituary, directions or to send an online condolence, please visit

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