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Billy Ray Abrams

September 15, 1962 — October 11, 2023

Lafayette

Billy Ray Abrams

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for Billy Ray Abrams, 61, who passed away October 11, 2023 at his residence. Rev. George Bede Ajuruchi, SSJ will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Megan Abrams and Darnell Lazare will serve as lectors; Kerrilyn Lazare and Janay Decuir will be the gift bearers. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Bernard II cemetery in Breaux Bridge. 

Survivors include wife, Mary Abrams of Lafayette; one daughter, Megan Michelle Abrams of Madison, Wis.; his mother, Ida Broussard Abrams of Baton Rouge; one step-son, Don Jayamaha Jr. and his wife Niying Yao of New York; siblings Julie Lazare and her husband Kerry of Baton Rouge, David Abrams and his wife Andrea of San Antonio, Nelson Abrams, Jr., and Neal Abrams and his wife LaTashia of Houston. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Nelson Abrams, Sr.; his maternal grandparents Fabiola J. Broussard and Dorville Broussard Sr.; his paternal grandparents Lillie Abrams and Alcide Abrams Sr.; and mother-in law Daisy Sylvester.

Lieutenant Billy Abrams was a graduate of Breaux Bridge High School and pursued higher education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL). Afterward, he made the move to Houston, Texas, where he served as a dedicated Police Officer with the Houston Police Department. Concurrently, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey by founding a security and IT company, which became a significant part of his life during his two decades in Houston.

However, the call of home beckoned when he returned to Louisiana for the love of his life, his wife, Mary Abrams. There, he embarked on a new chapter as a Police Officer at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where his commitment to the university community left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him. Throughout his 23-year tenure, Lt. Billy Abrams assumed multiple roles, including that of a Public Relations Officer, CVSA Coordinator, Evidence Coordinator, presenter at Student Orientations, and the superintendent of the Police Department's computer systems.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Lt. Billy Abrams was a remarkable Husband, Father, and Brother. He will forever be remembered for his profound love for his family, particularly his most cherished daughter, Megan, as well as his passion for technology.

In this time of reflection, his family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate team at St. Joseph Hospice of Acadiana, with a special acknowledgment for Nurse Alexandra. Lt. Billy Abrams' legacy lives on in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known and loved him.

Pallbearers will be Darnell Lazare, Braylon Lazare, Cameron Lazare, Dalton Decuir, Don Jayamaha, Jr., and David Abrams.

The family requests that visitation be held at Walters Funeral Home on Friday morning between 7:00 - 10:00 am. A rosary will be led by Harold and Sandra Lazare at 8:00 am.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 20, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

728 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Friday, October 20, 2023

11:45am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Saint Bernard Cemetery

Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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