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Pediatric Brain Cancer Fundraiser

In Memory Of Ernie Autin

In Memory of Ernie Autin

When you remember Ernie you immediately think BBQ! That made choosing this cause so easy. Ernie loved traveling the BBQ circuit and was known for his award winning BBQ, sauce and bread pudding! He loved Hogs for the Cause and the good things they were doing combining BBQ with fundraising for St. Jude.

Please consider making memorial contributions in his name.

Ernest "Ernie" Autin, Jr., age 73, of Covington, passed away at his home on Monday, April 15, 2024. He was born in Morgan City, Louisiana on March 3, 1951 to Ernest Autin Sr. and Helen Walker Autin. He was a resident of the Covington area for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Badon Autin, his sons Jeremy Autin and wife Julie and Stephen Autin and wife Brittany. He cherished his four grandchildren, Jeremy Jr., Logan, Grayson and Caroline.
He is also survived by his brothers, Darryl, Dale and Joseph Autin and sisters Peggy Hebert and Susie Mendoza, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ernie was the owner of Ernie's Spas and Pools for over 40 years. His passion was Barbecue. He cooked for many charity events, schools, ball teams and friends through the years. If you knew him, you loved him, and he will be greatly missed by many.

Please help by supporting Hogs for the Cause, and families with children battling brain cancer all over the country, by making a contribution to this fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar raised will advance Hogs for the Cause's great cause! Together, we can make a difference!

Not only does cancer take an enormous toll on the mental and physical health of the patients and its family members – it also has a tremendous financial impact. The costs associated with childhood cancer make it a struggle for families to get by and meet their needs while also being able to get their child to lifesaving treatment. For families already living in poverty, these difficulties are often multiplied.

Your donation feeds a child
Average cost of meal for a family.
Average household utility bills for one month.
Average hotel costs for a 3-night stay, per person.
Average cost for one month's worth of mortgage payments.
Average cost of one month's worth of medicine for pediatric cancer patients.


raised of $3,500 goal


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