Nelson J. Abrams, Sr.
LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Nelson J. Abrams, Sr., 79, who passed away December 12, 2013 at Opelousas General Hospital.
Services will be conducted by Father Thomas James, S.V.D.
On October 30th 1934 a son was born to the late Lillie Porter Abrams and the late Alcide Abrams Sr.
Nelson left high school to join the Air Force. After serving in the military, he settled in New Orleans and began a long career as a truck driver. After many years in New Orleans, Nelson relocated to Lafayette where he continued as a truck driver until his time of retirement. After retirement, he did whatever he could to keep busy, until it was his time to be called home.
He was a devoted catholic and a long time parishioner and usher of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
He leaves to cherish his memories one daughter, Juliana (Kerry) Lazare of Baton Rouge, LA., four sons, David (Andrea) M. Abrams of San Antonio, TX., Billy (Mary) R. Abrams of Lafayette, LA., Nelson (Laney) J. Abrams, Jr. of Opelousas, LA., and Neal (LaTashia) Abrams of Houston, TX., One brother, Alcide Abrams, Jr. of San Francisco, CA. and two sisters, Laura Jean Louis of Lafayette, LA. and Leola Jones of Houston, TX., several grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alcide Abrams, Sr. and Lillie Porter Abrams, one brother, Murphy Abrams and one sister Lillie Mae Nunley.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 20, 2013 at Syrie Funeral Home from 7:00 a.m. until time of service.
A rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m.