Friday, July 27, 2012
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Joseph Terrell Lusain Sr.

Joseph Terrell Lusain Sr., 64, passed on to eternity on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 6:24 a.m., after a courageous fight with cancer, surrounded by his loving children.

He was a devoted husband to the late Theresa Marie Lusain (nee Henderson), who made her journey to Heaven just 11 months ago. They were married for 43 years after meeting while he was stationed here with the Marine Corps. Of this union, two loving and committed children were produced: a daughter, Tangela Lusain, and a son, Joseph Lusain Jr. He also leaves to cherish his memory one granddaughter, Keynu Lusain, the apple of his eye.

Joseph served in the Vietnam War and received the following honors: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Marksman Badge.

He also leaves to cherish his memory sisters, Mary Coleman, Josie Lusain, Phyllis (Scott) Lusain-Scott, all of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Johnny Lusain of St. Louis and Ricky Lusain of Saudi Arabia; sisters-in-law, Zola Knowles (Bradenton, Fla.), Cobina (Everett) Wilson, (Key West) Rachel (Leo) Blocker (Darien, Ga.); brothers-in-law, Frederick Carey, Calvin Carey, Melvin (Emory) Carey (all of Key West) Nelson Carey (Albuquerque, N.M.), Ernest (Rosie) Henderson (Tacoma, Wash.), Alvin (Danita) Henderson (Orlando, Fla.), and Reginald Carey (Key West). Also a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in abundance.

The family would also like to recognize and thank Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice for excellent care and attention to the needs and privacy of our father. Special recognition to dad's nurse, Heather, Dr. Sullivan and Judy Klitnick. We also appreciate the care and concern of the VA Clinic here in Key West. Your follow-up calls and offers to volunteer are much appreciated.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary.

SEMPER FI!! Rest well, soldier!!

Services entrusted to Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary.