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DEACON CURTIS BYNUM

March 26, 1934 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

Curtis Bynum, Sr.,

was born in Thomastown, Louisiana, on March 26, 1934, to the late Emma and West Bynum, Sr. He confessed Christ at an early age and served for many years as a deacon at Peter’s Rock M.B. Church on Dalkeith Plantation. He was educated in the Madison Parish School System. Curtis worked as an elevator operator at Bunge Corporation for over 40 years, until his retirement in 1996. He set an example of a strong work ethic. He was a quiet mannered man who enjoyed cracking jokes and fixing every appliance in the house. He taught his family how to farm, fish, and hunt. He showed us how to build a vegetable garden consisting of sweet potatoes, okra, butter beans, collard greens and mustard greens. He passed down the tradition of sausage making and preparing cracklings and hog head souse. He took great joy in seeing his family find their own paths in life. He showed us how to age with a heart full of thankfulness, mercy, gratitude, and forgiveness. He was preceded in death by: his beloved wife, Ora Lee; his children, Curtis “Nick” Bynum, Jr. (Vivian), and Curtisteen Crump; sisters, Mary Barnes, Bertha Henderson, Ruby Henderson, and Lealure Neal; and a brother, West Bynum, Jr. He leaves a legacy of memories to cherish with his children; Janice Dean (Kevin) of Kansas City, MO, Diane Rojas (Samuel) of Kansas City, MO, Joanne Day (Robert) of Arlington,TX, Marsha Hill (Henry) of Allen, TX, Leo Carter, Jr. (Fannie) of Dallas, TX, Raymond Carter of Tallulah, LA, Bobby Bynum (Naomi) of El Cerrito, CA, Rita Bynum of Allen, TX, Troy Bynum (Veronica) of Pensacola, FL, Marvin Bynum of Tallulah, LA, Angela Ewell of Tallulah, LA, Tangela Ewell of Las Vegas, NV, a sister, Eliza Henderson of Las Vegas, NV; and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home
1318 West Green St
Tallulah, LA 71282

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 18, 2020

11:00 AM
New Bethel Baptist Church
408 West Craig St.
Tallulah, LA 71282

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