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1953 James 2008

James Norwood, Jr.

August 19, 1953 — November 30, 2008


A resident of St. Amant, he died at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge on Sunday, November 30, 2008 after a courageous battle with ALS. He was 55 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He loved his job as a paintersheetrockplaster foreman at LSU and was always willing to give someone a helping hand. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Terri Bourque Norwood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shantel and Kenneth Whetstone of Denham Springs; and Skye and Larry Townsend, Jr. of Gonzales; one son, Benjamin Ben James Norwood of St. Amant, and friend Rebekah Solar, of Prairieville; two grandchildren, Angel and Rose Whetstone; a special aunt and cousins, Dorothy Villeneuve of Gonzales and her children, in-laws and grandchildren; siblings Tommy Barnett, Juanita Fuselier, Raymond Barnett, Linda Lewis, Wanda Hull and Lee Brecheen. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 West New River St., Gonzales, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm with recitation of the rosary at 7:00 pm; and on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at St. Mark Catholic Church from 8:00 am until mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in St. Theresa of Avial Catholic Church Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his birth father, James Ancy Norwood, Sr.; his birth mother, Marie Townley Norwood; foster father, Orland G. Brecheen; foster mother, Laura E. Breechen. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Whetstone, Larry Townsend, Jr., Ben Norwood, Kevin Badame, Willie Neusetzer, C.J. Villeneuve, Larry Villeneuve and David Villeneuve. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Barnett, Vincent Bertrand, John Tate, Jaime Gautreau and Ricky Villeneuve.www.ascensionfuneral.com

Visitation


Ascension Funeral Home
426 West New River Street
Gonzales, LA  70737
Monday, December 1, 2008
6pm until 10pm

Service


Visitation

St. Mark Catholic Church
42021 Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA  70737
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
8am until 10am

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mark Catholic Church
42021 Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA  70737
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
10am

Cemetery


St. Thereas Catholic Cemetery
Hwy 44
Gonzales, LA  70737
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