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Earl Harold Sullivan

Earl Harold Sullivan

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Earl Harold Sullivan at 11 a.m. on Friday January 4, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church with Father August Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Woodworth under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday January 3, 2013 and again on Friday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Earl Harold Sullivan entered into eternal life peacefully at the age of 81 on December 27, 2012.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Walter Sulllivan Jr., two sisters, Lucille Brown and Margaret Keys.

Earl was born on December 13, 1931 to Mabel Johnson Sullivan and Walter Sullivan, Sr. in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was baptized at an early age and was a life-long, faithful member of St. James Memorial Catholic Church where he served as an usher singing in the choir when needed. Earl was a graduate of St. James High School where he was awarded a scholarship in music to Southern University. Upon birth of his first son he decided to join the United States Army where he served faithfully for eight years. He spent the next thirty-five years in a career as supervisor of office furniture assemblymen at Jordan Stationers and Printers. After his retirement he joined the Rapides Parish School System where he worked ten more years before his final retirement.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of over 55 years, Cecilia Metoyer Sulllivan; two sisters, Gloria Taylor (Boyd) of Sacramento, California; Catherine Williams of Alexandria; two daughters, YeVonne Sawyers (William) of Houston, Texas and Patricia Hall (Jeffrey) of Alexandria; four sons, Gregory Sullivan (Sharon) of Lafayette, Ronald Sullivan (Judy) of Lafayette, Larry Metoyer (Barbara) of Alexandria and Bernard Metoyer (Angela) of Houston, Texas; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorial be made in the honor of Earl Harold Sullivan to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

Online notes of condolences may be made to the family at kramerfunerals@aol.com

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Published in The Town Talk on Jan. 1, 2013
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