Aug. 27, 1937-April 24, 2021

Funeral services for Emmitt Ray Cason, 83, of Fairview Alpha will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 26 at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Matt Endris officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2 until service time at the church.  Funeral services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home, Coushatta.

Mr. Cason was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Coushatta and passed away April 24, 2021.

Emmitt Ray had a true passion for gardening and fishing.  During his lifetime, he caught and provided fish for thousands of people.  He would always say he was fishing for Jesus.  Emmitt Ray dearly loved his church and his family.  He enjoyed music, especially singing in the choir.  He was well-known for many well-termed phrases, but his most memorable phrase was “Hold what ya got.”  He will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Thelma Cason; brothers, Leonard Cason, Raymond Cason, Larris Cason and Delmo Cason; sisters, Zola Mae Miller and Minola Buford; and grandson, Benjamin Paul Breazeale.

Mr. Cason is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ramona Lindsey Cason; three children, Julie Cason McDonald and husband Kenneth of Coushatta, Sheila Cason Breazeale and husband Keith of Alexandria, and Randy Cason and wife Susan of Pittsburg, Kan.; one sister, Doris Rowe and husband Larry of Shreveport; 10 grandchildren, Kylie Shaw and husband Stuart, Hollie McCullough, Raylie Hardy and husband Chris, Julie Darr and husband Ryan, Anne Marie Schmidt and husband Kyle, Adam McDonald and wife Ashlee, Dan Breazeale and wife Emily, Lindsey Doyle and husband Alan, Josh Breazeale and Grant Cason and wife Kaitlyn; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Stuart Shaw, Chris Hardy, Ryan Darr, Kyle Schmidt, Adam McDonald, Dan Breazeale, Alan Doyle, Josh Breazeale, Grant Cason and Tim Holman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Cason, Charles Long, Buddy Ray Roberts and Bo Bohannon.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Wyche Coleman, Hospice of Natchitoches, especially Haley Roberts, and caregiver, Jeannette Whitaker.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Fairview Baptist Church Memorial Fund.