John Everette Abshire

December 30, 1974September 28, 2012

John Everette Abshire, NCO, B.S., M.A. A native of Welsh and resident of Prairieville, he passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at the age of 37. He was an Army Veteran and a retired Professor and Academic Manager at the University of Phoenix. He is survived by his Loving wife Sirika Tiffany Rampersad Abshire; daughter Kristen Paige Abshire; son Graison Reid Abshire; and precious Yorkshire Terrier, Indra Leigh Abshire; parents Ronald Abshire Sr. and Cheryle Bourgeois Abshire; sister Rhonda Matte and husband David; and two brothers, Donovan Abshire and Ronald Abshire Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at Walters Funeral Home, located at 2424 North University Ave. Lafayette, LA 70507, Monday, October 8, 2012. Visitation will begin at 1:30pm with Memorial beginning at 2:00 pm. A special Thanks goes out to Gene Walters, a fellow Veteran, for his open heart and generosity. Arrangements with Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales,


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November 26, 2016

John i miss you all the time . A lighted candle to find your way to heaven , when JESUS returns for all of us.R.I.P.until the day.


December 31, 2015

My memory seems to want to lapse. John celebrating his 41st birthday. later John Love You. Dad


December 30, 2015

To my son, John on his 40TH birthday. My son today is your birthday. I wish you were here so I could hug you and tell you happy birthday. The memories of you are so still very present, seeing how happy you were when we celebrated that special day with you. How excited you were when Mom would bring out the cake and all your friends and relatives were here on this very special day with gifts to say how much they loved you. We were truly blessed to have you , and still are. Now you celebrated your life in heaven, the true life. We can't help wishing we could be there with you. Some day we will be there celebrating all of our new beginnings. Happy Birthday. I can't tell you how much I miss you there're no words to describe that. I Love you John and again Happy Birthday.


December 21, 2015

My son; This will be our third Christmas we will celebrate without you physically here. It's harder each year as time goes by. We know you are here with us spiritually at this time because we feel your presence. You know we still light the chimnia at night and celebrate the same as we 've always done. We talk of all the years past when you all were small. And how you guys were always into things. We even find out things of the past never mentioned before. I guess it's because it' all safe now. If I had one wish that could be granted to me you know what that would be. We will celebrate this year and you will be here with us and talked about. I love you son stay close to me as you always have for every Christmas passed. I'm sure you're celebrating each day the true meaning of Christmas. With heavy heart I write this note to you. Merry Christmas John I love you. Dad

Dawne Rampersad

October 10, 2015

Well yet another year has pass you are still miss greatly . I know that you are looking down at us .l.Y.A. DAWN.


September 15, 2015

John, Here it is almost another year has gone by since you've gone. I dread the month of September, I just wish I could bypass it. I still picture your beautiful smile, I still remember your voice and that little hop in your walk. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you or miss you. Most of the time I think of how mischievous you were at times then, I catch myself laughing out loud. But soon I get back to reality and remember they are just very pleasant memories. God! I wish you were here. Some days are good days and some not so much. I also miss those good conversations we used to have. One day we'll do it again. I love you son and for me to try to tell you of how much I miss you is useless to say, I just don't know how. Later, (Dad) P.S. Keep sending me those beautiful butterflies. They always make my day.

Wayne M. Hughes

August 7, 2015

Hello John, I still have your number in my flip cell phone. Yes, I know. I need to upgrade my cell phone. LOL.
Still miss you dearly even more today that I can't hear your voice. But I can feel your spirit watching over me. Continue to Rest my Friend.

SFC(Retired) Hughes

August 6, 2015

John, I don't know how to explain how much I miss you. It still hurts as much today as it did almost three years ago. The one thing that does help me is that I now know that you will never feel pain again and that you are now our Guardian Angel watching over us all. Until we are all together again, I love you, Mom

Krissy Abshire

September 7, 2014

Dear Dad,

I don't know if you will get this message or not, or where you are even. But if the forces of life allow you to receive this message then here goes. I think about you a lot still. I think of how you are still alive, through me, through Graison, and through all of your loved ones, you live. A lot of the time I look at myself in the mirror and see you. The way I perceive situations at times reminds me of you. It is in these little things that tell me your life goes on through what I do. It makes me want to work even harder so that I can make your genes proud.

I do want to apologize because at first I felt guilt for missing your funeral, and your memorial, I made excuses but I knew I just didn't want to accept it, or see you there without breath. I didn't want to accept it and it was selfish of me, but as time went on I have realized it was the best thing I could do. I didn't want to accept it right there and then, when it did happen I was shocked. Almost two years later and now I can accept the fact that you are gone. Sometimes I wish you were here, so that I could have a father to talk to. Though I know you are somewhere, still alive in a new way. And though it may not be here, and I may not get to speak to you or see you, I remember that I am still a piece of you. And that, though perhaps saddening, is pretty cool. I hope you are enjoying the time and space of where ever exactly it is that you reside at this moment. I just wish you peace. And I urge to show you gratitude for all you did for me while you had life on this planet. Love you always. -Krissy

Wayne M. Hughes

April 1, 2014

My dear friend, John. I only knew you for a short while as your Supervisor in the Military. I was getting to know you more once we both got out and started a great relationship calling each other and just talking about life in general. Miss you dearly, John. I know you are in Heaven looking down on your Family and True Friends, awaiting on us to arrive to welcome us in. I still have your number in my cell phone. SFC(Retired), U.S. Army