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Howard Litzsey, Sr.

September 15, 1955 — November 9, 2022

Simmesport

Funeral service for Howard Litzsey, Sr. of Simmesport will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Escude Funeral Home in Simmesport.

Visitation will begin at 9:00am until time of service on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Escude Funeral Home in Simmesport.

Howard Litzsey, Sr., age 67, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Waxachie, TX.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at the day…”

Howard Litzsey, Sr., age 67, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Waxachie, TX.

His voice is stilled. The wise words he gave will be no more, but the wisdom he instilled will live on. The support and encouragement he provided has ended, but the strength he taught shall never fade. The life of Howard Litzsey, Sr. has come to a close.

A Time to be Born…

Howard Litzsey was born September 15, 1955, to the late Coy and Rosie Lee Litzsey in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A Time to Live...

Howard to be affectionately called "Sweet Black”, traveled to Louisiana in the early 1970's with the goal of making his way in the world. It was that goal that lead him to a career as a trucker. There was nothing he could not do; from fixing motors to transmission, changing tires, or hauling grain, hay, gas and metals he did it all. Helping others came freely to him and nothing was expected in return.

Howard soon meet the love of his life after coming to Louisiana, Wanda Watson. The two were joined in holy matrimony on July 17, 1974 and welcomed seven children to their union.

Howard was a man of honesty and integrity. He wore that badge as good and loving father and grandfather proudly. It was his greatest accomplishment. Always giving a motivational presence to keep on moving on. He brought a lot of wisdom, happiness, and love to everyone. He will forever be missed. Long live a legend.

Howard was proceeded in death by his parents Coy and Rosie Lee Litzsey: daughter, Sheila Wallace; Grandsons, Troy Litzsey. Jr. and Josiah Wallace; siblings Joann Miller. Florah Litzsey, and Walter Word.

Howard leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Wanda Litzsey of Simmesport; three sons, Howard (Jennifer) Litzsey. Jr. of Batchelor, LA, Lee (Kim) Litzsey, and Troy Litzsey. Sr. of Simmesport; four daughters, Crystal (Daryl) Nelson and Jessica Litzsey of Simmesport, LA., Felicia Jackson-Shaw of Little Rock, AR, Kayla (Theron Jr.) Smith of Zachary, LA; his siblings, Alice (Lee) Shaw, Wilma Little, Carolyn Litzsey, Thelma Edwards, Evette Little, Casandra Litzsey, Elmarie Litzsey, Brittany Price, Robert (Marie) Cannon, Albert Cannon, Alex Litzsey, Orlando Litzsey, Sylvester Litzsey all of Pine Bluff, AR. Betty Moris of Texarkana. TX, and James Cannon of White Hall, AR. His memory will live on in his eleven grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A Time to Die...

God took Howard “Sweet Black" Litzsey, Sr., by the hand and led him to his eternal resting place on Wednesday, November 09. 2022.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home of Simmesport, LA.

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Visitation

Saturday, November 26, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Simmesport

625 Main St, Simmesport, LA 71369

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Simmesport

625 Main St, Simmesport, LA 71369

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