Wesley Yokum Sr.


 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Israelite Baptist Church in Crowley for Wesley Yokum Sr., 75, who died May 14, 2014, at 3 a.m. at Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 8 a.m. Burial will follow in West Crowley Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Rev. Ivan J. Lewis.

Wesley loved watching Cowboys on TV, fishing on the pond and sitting on the front porch playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wesley also loved to dance and was friendly with everybody, calling them “Cuz.”

He is survived  by his sons, Wesley Yokum Jr. (Marilyn), Darrell Yokum (Debra), Jerry Yokum, Edward Yokum (Shirley) and Yurrum Christman; daughters, Weslyn Solomon (Daniel), Elizabeth Yokum, Suzette Yokum, Sherry Yokum and Debra Carmouche; 28 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Wesley was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Brenda Sue Wilkins Yokum; one granddaughter, Chyna J. Young; two great-grandsons, Brenton Bridges and Jeremiah Decluit; four sisters and four brothers.

Wilturner Funeral Home of Crowley has been entrusted with the final arrangements.

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