Earlier this week, Rickey Smiley took to Facebook to reveal his grandfather, Ernest Smiley, is “in the beginning stages of making his transition” of life Wednesday morning. Ernest passed away Friday at 8:55PM as Rickey Smiley was taking the stage in New Orleans, LA.

‘Granddad’, as Rickey would say, has made a few appearances in the five seasons of Rickey Smiley For Real often offering laughs and sound advice to Rickey and his grandkids. TV One collected a few of scenes in the tribute below.

On Tuesday, we saw Rickey, Ms. Janie and Ms. Pat join granddad Ernest at his hospital bed just to bring him some laughter. We see his granddad light up once Ms. Janie entered the room ready to crack jokes.

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