|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1934|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2012|
Alston Bynum, "I finished my course." On Monday, March 12, 2012, at 9:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, a lifetime resident of Brusly, La., Alston Bynum, transcended into that great celestial city to be with his heavenly Father. He was 77 years old,
a retired educator, and a candid community leader. Alston was born October 22. 1934, to the late Vanderbilt Bynum, Sr. and Beatrice Thomas Bynum of Brusly, La.
He accepted Christ and was baptized at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church by the late Rev. Robert Smith.
He was united in matrimony on June 8, 1962, to Albertha Askins Bynum. To this union, two children were born: Vadais Marie and Alston Reginald.
Alston attended Lukeville Elementary and Cohn High School in West Baton Rouge Parish. He attended Southern University, Baton Rouge, and went on to earn a B.S., an M. ed., and a Plus-Thirty.
He was a great humanitarian who loved his country; he joined the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Immediately following his military responsibilities, Alston became employed with the WBR Parish Schools where he served 41 years in many capacities.
He taught at Erwinville and Brusly Middle Schools. He also served as an assistant principal at Brusly High School. After eight years at Brusly High, he became employed at the WBR Parish School Board as a Supervisor. Because he had a passion for teaching, he became an Adult Education instructor in WBR.
Alston was very active in comunity affairs. He also enjoyed singing. He sang in the Mass Choir at his church, where he eventually became President and served in hat capacity for many years. He also served as President of the Christians of Joy Choir in WBR Parish. He served on the WBR Federal Credit Union Committee.
Still having a genuine passion for the field of education, Alston was very instrumental in implementing the first Baccalaureate Program held in WBR. Among the many organizations of which Alston was associated were the Beta Club, the Future Business Leaders of America, and the Distributive Education Clubs of America; the latter is where he was recognized as an Extraordinary Educator for professionalism and leadership. He also held memberships with the WBR Education Association, the Louisiana Education Association, and the National Education Association.
Alston leaves to cherish his beautiful memories, his loving and devoted wife, Albertha Askins Bynum and one devoted son, Alston Reginald Bynum; four aunts: Dorothy Johnson, Lela Mae Thomas, Mary Lee Thomas, and Florence Thomas, all of Brusly, LA; two brothers: Emanuel Bynum, Brusly, LA., and Marvin Bynum, Baton Rouge, LA; two sisters: Carrie (Robert) Bradley, Baton Rouge, LA, and Merelyn Bynum, Brusly, LA; five brothers-in-law: Lionel LeJeune, Sr., Port Allen, LA, Robert (Carrie) Bradley, Baton Rouge, LA., Elijah Askins, Rev. Louis C. (Bessie) Askins, Plaquemine, LA, and Landry (Janet) Askins, baton Rouge, LA; two sisters-in-law, Marian K. Bynum, Las Vegas, NC, and Verna Bynum, Marin City, CA; a son-in-law, Jerome Warner, Sr.;
five grandchildren, Jerome (Myesha) Warner, Jr., Al Jerard Warner, Justin Jamal Warner, all of Brusly, LA, and Austin Ja'bori and Alston Ja'von Bynum of Baton Rouge, LA; two great-grandchildren, Tyson and Callan Warner; one goddaughter, Brandy Clayton;
two devoted nieces that brought joy to his life, namely, Romona D. Bynum, Brusly, LA, and Catherine Clayton, Zachary, LA; a devoted greatniece of whom he served as a mentor to, Bridgette Bynum-Coleman, Baton Rouge, LA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, acquaintances, community, neighborhood associates, and educators.
Alston was preceded in death by his parents, Vanderbilt Bynum Sr. and Beatrice Thomas Bynum; daughter, Vadais Marie Bynum Warner; three brothers: Vanderbilt, Jr., Albon and Alvin Bynum; three sisters: Evelyn Albert, Shirley Mae Robinson, Clara Mae LeJeune; one aunt, Albertha Clayton; four uncles: Clarence, Millard, Altemus, and Felton Thomas; two sisters-in-law: Daisy Thomas Bynum and Mahalia Bynum; niece, Brenda Bynum LeJeune; nephew, Charles E. Bynum; and many other saints.
Visitation at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2778 Billups Lane, Brusly, LA, religious services. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Otkins. Interment in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service.
Published in The Advocate from March 22 to March 23, 2012
Vadais Marie Bynum Warner (1962 - 2003)*
Antioch Baptist Cemetery
West Baton Rouge Parish
Created by: treefrog
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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