Published 3:33 pm Friday, November 10, 2017
Jerry M. Brumfield, 82, a resident of the Springhill community, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2017, at his home.
He was a longtime member of Springhill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 32 years. Jerry retired after 26 years as a deputy with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was also constable of the 6th Ward for many years, as well as a 6th Ward Police Juryman.
He served as both a clerk of city hall as well as a policeman for the Town of Franklinton. Jerry was a school bus driver for the Enon/Springhill area for the Washington Parish School Board for many years. He devoted much of his life to helping others throughout his professional career and his civil appointments but he also loved helping others during his private life. He would often visit those in need and help them any way that he could.
He is survived by: three sons and daughters-in-law, Byron and Bronis Brumfield, Charles and Verdell Brumfield, and Scott Brumfield, all of Franklinton; four grandchildren and spouses, Annette Pierre, B.J. and Kelli Brumfield, Mike and Cindy Ingram, and Vicki and Tom Comeaux; seven great-grandchildren and a spouse, Cierra and Aaron Stein, Cheyenne Pierre, Brody Brumfield and Brylie Brumfield, Claire Ingram and Grace Ingram, and Colby Comeaux; two great-great-grandchildren, Olivia and Caden; sister, Gloria Thomas; sisters-in-law, Josephine Brumfield and Tammy Otis; nieces, Bridget Bankston and Joann Maples; and also numerous other nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Williams Brumfield; his parents, Milton “Crip” Brumfield and Tessie Mae Tullos Brumfield; brothers, C.W. Brumfield and Joseph Otis; and nephew, Johnny Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Daniel Barber, Eld. Duane Ball and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny R. Carter, Eric Ingram, Tim Gay, Eric Pierce, Karl Bickham and Allen Beahm. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Armand, Lavell Sumrall, Rusty Brumfield, Milton Brumfield, Wayne Mizell and Kevin Creel.
Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.