William Earl LUSAIN, JR.

Earl was the first born son and grandson of the Lusain and Lindsay families on November 3, 1969. He departed this life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Words cannot express the void left in the life of his loving wife, Marie Williams Lusain and daughters Emille Ruby Lusain and Karmen Charley; parents Dr. William Earl Lusain, Sr and Ethelyn Lusain; brother Wonn Eric (Kesha) Lusain; and grandfather Willie Edward Lusain.

Earl was very gifted. According to his IQ score he was capable of understanding highly complex academic material. He graduated from Ephesus Jr. Academy and Shades Valley Resource Learning Center as a National Merit Semi-Finalist. He attended college and also completed two years of radiology training.

Earl was an active member of Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in his early years and received Pathfinder of the Year Award in 1981. He worked at BellSouth prior to venturing into a private business as owner of many "BigHead" Enterprises.
Earl had exceptional talent at building relationships and connections with many friends who remained staunch associates from the age of six throughout his entire life. Earl had an infectious personae that left a lifelong impression and relationship with many people.

Earl found love and married Marie on September 28, 2003. He adored and supported Marie in her florist business, Petal Pushers. Five years later, Emille Ruby was born and changed his life. He put her needs above his own. Earl is affectionately remembered by all of his family and friends; however there is a huge void left in the close family unit of his Father, Mother and Brother.

Earl was preceded in death by grandparents; Willie (Carrie) Grant, Annie Mary Lusain, George Edward (Malinda) Lindsay, Sr; uncle Willie (Kerry) Lusain, Jr,; aunt Linda Lindsay Houser.

Earl will surely be missed and remembered. Mourning his death are: Wife and Soul-mate of 10 plus years, Marie Williams Lusain; daughters, Karmen Charley and Emille Ruby Lusain; parents, William and Ethelyn Lusain; brother, Wonn Eric (Kesha) Lusain; grandfather, Willie Edward Lusain; grand mother-in-law, Gwendolyn Williams; mother-in-law, Deborah (Sammy) Collins Woods; sister-in-law, Lisa (Dwayne) Simmons; brothers-in-law, Anthony Alaan Johnson and Phil D. (Marnette) Gray; God parents, Ted and Elsie Jackson; God daughter Alexis Watson; uncles, George Lindsay Jr, Reginald (Tonya) Lusain; aunts, Verneda Lusain, Janice (Jesse) Coleman, Gaynell (Marshall) Sanders, Patricia Anderson, Ann (Deryck) Ferrier, and Rose (Harry) Collins; nieces, Karli and Erissa Lusain, and Maria Gray; Great Uncles, Raymond (Bertha) Lindsay, James Collins, Miles (Celetine) Collins, Allen Collins; Great Aunts, Ethelyn Lindsay Mimms, Annie Howard Lindsay, Yolanda (James) Collins, Norma Collins Powell, Jewell Beavers; and a host of Cousins and Friends.

The family invites friends to a Visitation from 6-8pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Davenport and Harris Funeral Home. A second Visitation at 12pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church; and Funeral Service starting at 1pm. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery immediately following.

Here is a recording of the entire service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Ephesus Jr. Academy, 829 McMillan Ave., Birmingham, AL 35211. Condolences may be left here, but again, please, No Flowers.