Nov. 26, 1955 – July 20, 2020

Join us for a celebration of life for a one-of-a-kind man who touched many lives. Bring your smiles and fondest memories Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at Beau Jardin Garden on Cane River, 781 Front St., Natchitoches.

Willie passed peacefully at the Cypress, Texas, home of his sister, Donna Rush Acosta, July 20, 2020, after losing his battle to cancer.

Willie is remembered by his sister, Donna, and her fiancé, Tim Parma, and her children, Sally and Braden Acosta, Brian Aaron of Los Lunas, N.M., and a host of cousins on the Rush and Johnson family sides; and his loving dog, “Tank”.

The family would like to honor Willie’s wishes of donations to the ASPCA.org, WoundedWarriorProject.org or the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home @ lumcfs.org.