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Bernie Joseph Anslum Jr.

January 10, 1941 — October 11, 2021

Bernie Joseph Anslum Jr., 80, a resident of Morgan City, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at his home.

Bernie was born on January 10, 1941 in Morgan City, the son of Bernie J. Anslum Sr. and Ella Marie Hymel Anslum.

Bernie was taught at an early age how to live off the land and at the age of 8 he began commercial fishing with his father, which was a career he loved for over 70 years. He was a jack of all trades, who was a master of carpentry, building his own house, a mechanic who worked on his own boat motors and ran a family sawmill in the Atchafalaya Basin.  He had a work ethic that was second to none, always working hard to provide for his family, but loved to have fun hunting ducks, squirrels and other game in the woods he loved so much. Bernie was a loving and caring father who enjoyed every moment he was able to spend with his family, which would include trips to the boat races or Disney World. When he wasn’t working, he loved to go out dancing with the love of his life Alma and watching wrestling on tv. His home and his family were the center of his life, full of laughter and activity, and his front door was open to friends throughout the neighborhood who were treated as family.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by five children, Connie Daigle and husband Earl Jr. of Bayou Vista, Betsy Rhodes and husband Kenneth of Morgan City, Billy Anslum and wife Eunice of Rosharon, Texas, Jerry Anslum of Morgan City and Susan Stephens and husband Shawn of Pass Christian, Mississippi; 11 grandchildren, Ethan, Kimber, Kara, Landon, Madison, Thomas, Jessica, Michael, Sarah, Courtney and Kate; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Anslum and Terry Anslum both of Morgan City; four sisters, Ruby Solar, Helen Billiot, Caroline Sauce and Gloria Oubre, all of Morgan City.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Alma Landry Anslum; two brothers, Jerry Anslum and Eddie Anslum; one sister, Laura Anslum Burke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Mike Tran celebrating the Mass. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will resume from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Following Mass, Bernie will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2100 Cedar St, Morgan City, LA 70380

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Mausoleum Entombment

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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