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
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.
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.