John L. Bloodsaw

John L. Bloodsaw, 77, of Wildsville, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Jena.

He was born Johnnie Lynn Bloodsaw, on June 23, 1942 at Wildsville, to the union of his parents, Issac “Ike” Bloodsaw, Sr. and Cenolia Allen Bloodsaw.

John confessed his life to Christ at an early age and proudly served Old Daughters Baptist Church throughout most of his adult life.

He put his ambition to become a professional boxer aside to help on the family farm. He was a firm believer in respecting and honoring his parents. He worked on the family farm for more than 60 years. His knowledge and love was felt beyond the family farm.

John held a PhD that no brick or mortar school could provide. His blessing was his hands, the tools he used to provide for his family and help others in his community.

A homegoing celebration was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Old Daughters Baptist Church at Wildsville, with Pastor Woodrow Pellerie officiating.

Interment followed in the Athlone Cemetery of Wildsville under direction of Concordia Funeral Home of Ferriday.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lamontris Franklin; two great grandsons, Kenneth Bloodsaw, III and Carleon Plains; and four brothers, Ike Bloodsaw, Jr., Jesse Bloodsaw, Joseph Bloodsaw, and Herman Bloodsaw.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, John A. Bloodsaw of Jonesville, Frederick M. Bloodsaw, Sr. of Ferriday, Pamela M. Simpkins of Junction City, KS, Kenneth I. Bloodsaw, Sr. of Jena, Kimberly (Eddie) Williams of Hot Springs, AR, Cassandra Anderson of Ferriday, Tyrone Anderson of Ferriday, Demario (Keisha) Franklin of Houston, TX, Jemarlon (Lashonda) Franklin of Harrisonburg, and Tameka Franklin of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, ShaDa Bloodsaw, Courtney (Wesley) Mock, Frederick Bloodsaw, Jr., Herman Bloodsaw, Terrance Bloodsaw, Kenyata Simpkins, Kenneth Bloodsaw, Jr., Kaleb Bloodsaw, Kaisley Franklin, Jatavius Franklin, Alaysia Savage, Bennie White, Quinnettie White, Deyon White, Rikishi Anderson, Charity Wesley, Larry Wesley, Ta’marion Griffin, Jiren Lee, Thalia Anderson, Tyrese Anderson, Rose Marie Anderson, Ty’keyel Anderson, Ty’landon Anderson; nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

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