Mr. Levingston donated a signed copy of his autobiography "As I Saw It" to the Johnson Bayou Library in April. Although, I would have enjoyed meeting him, I did have the opportunity to visit with him by phone. I had called to thank him personally for the donation to our Louisiana History collection. He recalled so many of his fond memories of his boyhood years in Johnson Bayou. Included in his book are entries from his diary of life in Johnson Bayou in 1936.
I so enjoyed our conversation and could tell he did too.
Sherry Seat, Johnson Bayou Library, Johnson Bayou, La
Mr.Ernest befriended us at Dr.Goolsby's Clinic and touched our hearts by sharing his experiences finding time to tell us about the greatest love of his life Mrs.Kathleen. He carried my husband and I on a journey through his life. When I told him he should write a book to share his love with others he replied "I already have would you like to read it?". Mr.Ernest saved every love letter he and Mrs.Kathleen wrote to each other in bound volumes. We will deeply miss our friend and wish to send our condolences to his family.
Please accept my sympathy. It was a great opportunity to work for such a fine man who did so much for all of those around him. He will be missed.
Mr. Levingston was a great man. My heart and thoughts are with Mrs. Levingston and Jim and Jeanne and the rest of the family. Mr. Levingston touched so many lives in Southwest Louisiana; he will be missed.