Private First Class William “W.J.” Joseph Brashear, 93, a resident and native of Morgan City, La., passed away on Thursday December 20, 2018 8:22 p.m.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday December 29, 2018 at the Mt. Era Baptist Church 406 Lawrence Street Morgan City, La. from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 1 p.m. with Reverend Norman A. Stovall, Officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow funeral services in the Morgan City Cemetery.
“W.J.” was a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corp, receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Memories of William Brashear, or “W.J.,” as he was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of his loving and devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Idela G. Brashear of Morgan City, La.; one son, Alton Brashear of Morgan City, La.; three daughters, Suzette Brashear of Lafayette, La., Ora Lee Garner and Mary (Uyless) Collins both of Morgan City, La.; fifteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
“W. J.” was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two daughters, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and a brother.
He has gone home to glory, saluting the heavens. “Rest well in Valhalla,” you will be sadly missed. We take comfort in knowing that we will all meet again.
Jones Funeral Home of Morgan City-Franklin-Jeanerette-Houma in charge of arrangements.
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