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September 27, 2021


Edward Charles "Big Ed" Saulsberry and Janet Holland Saulsberry

September 23, 2021 and September 22, 2021

Janet left her Earthly Home on Wednesday morning September 22, 2021 with Edward joining her on Thursday evening September 23rd. We know they are together in Heaven and where they want to be, by each other’s side. Janet was born in St. Louis, Missouri April 2, 1953 and grew up in St. Bernard Parish, where she lived for many years. She was retired after a long career as a secretary with the LSU School of Dentistry. Janet enjoyed listening to her favorite 80s music and cooking for her family at birthdays and get-togethers, always trying to keep the family together. She also loved baking and often made delicious cakes. 

Ed was born on March 15, 1949 in New Orleans and worked as a welder for Bergeron Welding, Avondale Shipyards and most recently at Circle T Farm Supply in Franklinton. He enjoyed woodworking and had a shop at home filled with items he made. He also enjoyed joking with his family and performed simple magic tricks to them and others he met. Ed liked to eat Hershey’s chocolate bars and there was never a dull moment with him around.

The couple has been married for 31 years and living together in Franklinton for the last 23 years. Their family describes them as a perfectly matched pair. They both enjoyed listening to Elvis music, loved the New Orleans Saints and LSU, and especially goofing off together and picking at each other and their families. They had a special place in their heart for their pet poodle “Nugget”. They were truly inseparable on Earth and now they can remain together forever, while being sadly missed by all their loved ones.

Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Gina and Brian Kuhn of Ponchatoula, Vicki and Chris Gonzales of Meraux, Lori Saulsberry of St. Bernard; Janet’s Mother: Joann Holland of Franklinton; Janet’s Sisters and Brothers in law: Dawna and Stuart Doyle of Franklinton,

Connie and Anthony Gandy of Slidell; Ed’s Brother and Sister in law: Thomas and Melinda Saulsberry of Ruston; 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Janet was preceded in death by her father Dale “Junior” Holland, and sister Georgeann Holland

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Sonny Saulsberry, Sr. and Rose Allie Saulsberry, brother Sonny Saulsberry, Jr. and sister Kathy Emmanuel.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) on Tuesday September 28th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. A funeral service will be held together in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 pm Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Bible Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Chris Gonzales, Noah Moran, Brian Kuhn, Anthony Gandy, Thomas Saulsberry, Brian Milburn, Dustin Higdon

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