Julius Braziel, Sr., 79, departed this life on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his residence.
Julius was born to the late Jessie and Princess Ridge Braziel on April 27, 1931, in Winchester, TX.
He was formerly employed as an Orderly at John Sealy and with the Galveston Police Dept.. He was a truck driver for over 50 years with Flooding & Calvert and Alamo Express. After retirement he worked for La Marque I.S.D. until his health failed.
He was a member of Sunlight Baptist Church for 60 plus years, serving in the Brotherhood, Male chorus and Senior choir. He also was a member of the St James Lodge #2030 A.F.& A.M. of Galveston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Sylvester, Newton and Jesse Braziel;, sons, Julius Braziel, Jr. and Julius Michael Turner; and grandson, Lamont Metoyer.
He leaves with cherished memories, his spouse, Helen Jackson Braziel; children, Brenda Braziel Metoyer, Pat Ruffin, Michael Brazile, Tonnie Johnson, Donna Gaines, Larry Turner, Curtis (Giovanna)Turner, Rickey (Becky) Turner, George Lewis, Ruth Norman, Diana (Marvin) White, Lashawn (Lawrence) Colvin, Roosevelt Jackson, Sandra Lewis, Julius Lewis and Johnny Lewis; 52 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; brother, Manuel Braziel; sisters, Hallie Butler, Golaska Cooper, Fronnie Demerson; host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will begin at 4PM Friday, April 22nd, followed by a wake from 7-8PM at Fields -Johnson Family Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Sunlight Baptist Church with Pastor A.C. Tryon officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.