A memorial service will be held for Mr. Jerry Louis Bratu Sr. on Monday, Nov. 19 at Church of the Way at 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Giles will be officiating. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bratu, 73, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center-North Campus. He was a retired entrepreneur. He served his country in the U.S. Army, Military Police Corps from 1957 to 1961.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Bratu; his sons, Jerry Bratu Jr. and his wife Cyndy and Eric Bratu and his wife Amanda; grandchildren, Jady, Bethany, Erin, Caleb and Daniel Bratu; and his sister, Mary McKibben of Laurel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Nicholas Bratu and Lemmer Elizabeth Bratu; his brothers, Cecil and V.O. (Bud) Bratu of Laurel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for Gideon bibles or Pastor Jack Giles at Church of the Way for the church's prison bible ministry.