Blandon Edward Sorrell

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Blandon E. Sorrell, 54, went to spent eternity with Jesus on Jan. 4, 2016, with his family by his side at his home in Bogalusa.

Blandon was born on Dec. 29, 1961, at Bogalusa Medical Center to Thomas and Sedonia Sorrell. Blandon graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1980 and joined the Marine Corps out of high school, where he was able to travel to multiple locations all over the world. Blandon always rekindled these memories with great dignity and satisfaction, as he was extremely proud of his time in the Marine Corps. After his time in the Marine Corps was completed, he moved back home to Bogalusa where he met his beautiful wife of 26 years, Kristen. Blandon always said Kristen was his soulmate, and that from the moment he saw her face he knew she was the love of his life. Kristen had two children before meeting Blandon that Blandon raised and loved as his own. Blandon and Kristen had two boys of their own, and when anyone asked Blandon about them he always said the same statement, “Those boys are my heart and soul.” Blandon stated many times throughout his life that his family was his driving force and that apart from his relationship with God, nothing was more important.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Bienvenu Sorrell of Bogalusa; two sons, Blandon Edward “B.B.” Sorrell II (Amber) and Daniel Owen Sorrell, both of Bogalusa; one step-daughter, Joanna Qazaqzeh of Bogalusa; his mother, Sedonia Owens Sorrell of Bogalusa; two brothers, Durwin Sorrell of Varnado, and Collin Sorrell of Bogalusa; and two grandchildren, Layla Qazaqzeh and Barrett Sorrell.

He is preceded in death by a step-son, John Joseph “Jody” Sumrall.

Visitation was held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, with military graveside services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

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