Death Notices

Saman Ezell
March 9, 1944 – December 25, 2022

ezellSaman (Saisompool) Ezell passed away on Sunday, December 25th, 2022 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston. Saman was married to the love of her life, John Robert Ezell for 52 years. Saman loved to fish and she and John enjoyed traveling. She was accomplished at crocheting and sold her wares at many festivals. Saman had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening very much. Her cats were very special to her and she spoiled them constantly.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John R. Ezell; sisters-in-law, Sybil Arnold (Millard) and Betty Deaton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding Saman in death were her parents, Ma and Sawang Saisompool; 2 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro from 1 pm until 2 pm. The funeral service begins at 2 pm officiated by Bro. David Essmeier. Burial will follow in Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery in Jonesboro, under the direction of Southern-Edmonds.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be John Slaughter, Jody Slaughter, Tommy Slaughter, Dennis Ezell, Benny Deaton, and Jimmy Eames.

Casket Bradford Jr. 
February 12, 1975 – December 21, 2022

catMr. Casket Darnell Bradford, Jr. affectionately known as “Cat Jr.” by his family and friends. He was the second-born child to the late Casket Bradford, Sr. and Brenda Osborne on February 12, 1975. Cat Jr.
departed this life at Methodist Charlton Methodist Center in Dallas, TX on December 21, 2022.

Cat Jr. attended Jonesboro-Hodge High School where he dated Katherine McNeal and to this relationship, Selebrity and Sympathy McNeal were born.

Cat Jr. moved to Chicago, ILL to live with his dad, while there he met and married Tynisa Gordon, and to this union Casket “CJ”, Catera “Punkin”, and Kyla “Baby” was born. Cat Jr. was a truck driver for many years. They later divorced but remained friends.
Later he married Cozette Elizalde while living in Texas. Cat. Jr. was employed with Niagara Bottling Company in Dallas, TX as a Machine Operator at the time of his illness and later departure.

Cat Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Casket Bradford Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory: mother Brenda Osborne of Jonesboro, LA; wife Cozette Bradford of Arlington, TX; four sisters: Kathryn Bradford of Columbus, MS, Cathy Jackson of Dallas, TX, Katrina Bradford of Jonesboro, LA, and Katina Bradford of Jonesboro, LA; one brother Roderick Thompson of Kansas City, MO; his children: Selebrity McNeal, Dallas, TX, Sympathy McNeal, Shreveport, LA, Casket “CJ” Bradford, Chicago, ILL, Malik Hopkins, Louisville, KY, Catera Bradford, Chicago, ILL, La’Chiya O’Donald, Dallas, TX, Kyla Bradford, Chicago, ILL; other children he helped to raise: Angel Elizade, Dallas, TX, Tiara (George) Colleens of Germany, Antchill Thomas, Chicago, ILL, Landell Gray (Stephanie), North Carolina, TaNeechie Gray, Arlington, TX, and Agai Gray, Dallas, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Masonic Lodge of Chicago, ILL, and co-workers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, December 28th at the Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home. 

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