PB man honored with 96th birthday celebration


A celebration of love was held recently for Jerry Brasfield Sr. in honor of his 96th birthday.

Eighty-five family members attended the event, including his children, Jerry Brasfield Jr., Patricha Watkins, Perlie Boyland, Clidy Coleman, Lenda Moore, Bonda Brasfield and Dennis Brasfield. Grandchildren from Arkansas, Kansas City, Nebraska, Texas and Tennessee were also present at the celebration.

Brasfield’s family includes several sets of five generations. His oldest grandson is the Rev. Johnny Smith Jr., pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, and his youngest is 6-year-old David Brasfield of Stuttgart.