Mary Alice Ernest Wyatt 82 of Charleston, WV and a former longtime resident of West Liberty, WV peacefully passed to go home with her personal SAVIOR on July 19, 2020 with her loving family holding her hand.

She was born to the late Jared Christopher Ernest, Sr. and Mildred Louise Frazier Ernest, May 27, 1938 in Wheeling, WV. She is a graduate of West Liberty High School.

Mary Alice contributed her talents at Blue Cross Blue Shield were she participated in top management. Her greatest life work was in her church. She taught Sunday School at several locations including Maranatha Outreach Center Belle, WV and Cornerstone Gospel Church Vienna, WV, spreading “The Good News”.

Mary Alice is proceeded in death by her sisters, Carolyn Crabtree and Sharon Lee Garrison and brothers William Ernest, Ronald “Butch” Ernest, Gerald Ernest, and Robert Ernest.

She is the beloved mother of three daughters, Pamela Snyder (Chuck), Patricia Bowman, and Paula Jo Galeta.

In addition to her children, Mary Alice is survived by her sister, Margaret Rebecca “Cookie” (Louie) Hensler and brothers, Jared C, Ernest, Jr. and Edwin “Nubs” (Debbie) Ernest.

Mary Alice has eight grandsons, Rick Gardner, Jr. (Shannon), Steven Gardner (Emily), Daniel Bowman, Ross Bowman (Ashley), Christopher Bowman (Megan), Mason Bowman (Tiffany), Charles Papa, Jason Papa (Macy). She has 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson along with many loving nieces and nephews.

Mary Alice was an accomplished quilt maker and she gifted many of her beautiful quilts to family and friends.

Her final unselfish gift of this life was to donate her body to West Virginia University School of Medicine to improve the quality of life for all of us.

A service to celebrate her life will be held in the future.