Asa Jackson "A.J." Warren, 82, was surrounded by family when he passed peacefully on, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. In celebration of his life, a funeral mass officiated by Father Pike Thomas and Father Mark Franklin will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Minden on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Haughton. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011), at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Minden from 5 until 7:30 p.m. A prayer service led by Father Mark Franklin will follow the visitation.
A.J. was born in Haughton on March 11, 1929. After graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana, he began a 33-year career in teaching and coaching. Though his career began in Big Flat, Arkansas, alongside his brother Jim, he later established home in Webster Parish. A.J. was married for 57 years to Rene Warren. Together, the owner-operators of Bistineau Store raised a family of six children in Heflin. A.J. was a faithful servant at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Ringgold.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rene, and six children, Mandy Warren, Jack Warren and wife, Lori, Teresa Collier, Paul Warren, Ellen Carlisle and husband, Dayton and Amy Dean and husband, Cameron. Twenty-five grandchildren and great-grandchildren love and remember A.J. as "Pop."
Pallbearers will be Wesley Carlisle, Wayne Cooper, Elliot Dean, Thomas Dean, Trey Dean, Asa Warren and Mackenzie Warren.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who offered their love and support throughout the last months of A.J.'s time with us. Deep appreciation is offered to the Oaks of Louisiana and their staff for all of their hard work and dedication. A.J. was always respected by his students. He will be forever missed and loved by his family and all who were close to him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.Subscribe to Read!