Sept. 21, 1957-Oct. 12, 2019
Donald James Willyerd died at his Suffolk, Va., residence Oct. 12, 2019. He was born Sept. 21, 1957, in Shreveport to James “Jim” Harmon Willyerd and Doris “Dottie” Maureen Youngblood Willyerd Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and only sibling, Laureen “Laurie” Willyerd. He is survived by his only child, James Christopher “Chris” Willyerd of Norfolk; his stepmother, Mary Collins Rogers Minor Willyerd of Spring, Texas; and by multiple aunts and numerous cousins in Louisiana and Arkansas.
Half Donald’s ashes will be buried with his mother at the Beulah Methodist Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish, and the other half with his father at the Gann Cemetery in Potter, Ark.