Alfred W. Twymon
1931 - 2015
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Educator and community leader, Alfred W. Twymon, 84, died on July 9, 2015, in Bastrop.

Mr. Twymon was born February 9, 1931, in Ferriday, Louisiana to Alfred and Mary Filmore Tywmon. He graduated in 1948 from Sevier High School in Ferriday, Louisiana.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1952 from Grambling State University. He later received a Master of Education from Louisiana State University in 1956, his +30 from Ohio State University and an Education Specialist degree from Northeast Louisiana University.

Alfred Twymon began his career as an educator in 1952, teaching at Morehouse High school in Bastrop. During a tenure that spanned nearly 60 years, he served the students, teachers, staff and parents of Morehouse Parish as a class room teacher. Principal of both Oak Hill Elementary School and Morehouse E. D. Center as well as the Parish Coordinator of Vocational Education, after having worked tirelessly in education for 40 years, he retired. However, after a short period of time, he returned to his life-long passion for education where he served as a teacher, mentor, guide and leader for the Morehouse Parish School System until his death.

He served in leadership roles in numerous civic and community organizations in Morehouse Parish and throughout the state of Louisiana which included the Council on Aging, Co-chair of the SOS Committee, MCIO Head Start, NLEC, Save Our Schools and as a board member of the Morehouse General Hospital. He was also a lifetime member of the Grambling State University Alumni Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

On May 19, 1950, he, along with 11 other young men at Grambling State University, established the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Additionally, in November of 1959, he, along with four other men, established the Mu Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Monroe, where he served as the first Basileus of the Mu Tau Chapter.

Throughout his life, Alfred Twymon exemplified the Omega Psi Phi Cardinal Principles of honorable manhood, unwavering perseverance and uplifting others. He firmly believed that "friendship is essential to the soul." He was truly an Omega Man.
He was an active and faithful member of Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bastrop. He served in the choir, as a Lector and on the Parish Pastoral Council. He was also a recipient of The Diocesan Service Medal.

He was a loving and faithful husband for 50 years to his beautiful wife and former educator, Lubertha Bryant Twymon (deceased), a devoted father to two daughters, Dr. Pamela Twymon Williams and Mrs. Lisa Twymon Jones, and a caring grandfather to one grandson, Rashaud Alfred Sentel Jones.

Alfred Twymon touched and influenced many lives with his wisdom, generosity, indomitable spirit and strength of character. His presence was a rare gift that we will always be thankful for and treasure.

Left to also cherish his memory are nephews: Charles (Shirley) Twymon, Jr., Robin J. (Shari) Twymon, Harold (Pearlie Toussaint, Eric (Karen) Smith; great-nephews: Joshua Twymon, Keon Canfield; nieces: Sandra Twymon, Donna Smith Canfield, Rochanda Bryant (Ross) Williams; great-nieces: Charde Twymon, Caitlyn Twymon, Sharmelle Twymon; great-great nephew, Ayden Twymon; cousins: Clarence and Rose Hymon; brother and sister-in-law: Elmer and Earlean Bryant and a host of lifelong friends, neighbors, colleagues, former staff and generation of students.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 17 from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Monroe; Saturday, July 18, visitation at the church will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. which will include expressions and Omega Psi Phi Rites.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bastrop. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Miller Funeral Home in Monroe.

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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise on Jul. 17, 2015.
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July 11, 2021
A Memory Of Mr.Tymon, you got to believe in yourself to make it happen, he encouraged all of us to do good and be honest with our self,family,community and friends and you can be proud of yourself. Gone But Not Forgotten, Lillian Bell-Tarkington Class of 1966
Lillian Bell-Tarkington
December 30, 2015
Thank You Mr, Twymon for believing in me when I did not. You showed me the way. I will never forget your note in my yearbook. May the Good Lord Lovingly take You to his Bosom, and console Your family in their grief... Here's to a life well lived...JB '66
Jimmie Baker
September 15, 2015
I truely thank him for being my teacher because he cared and was a fair teacher to me he is more than a teacher and I just wanna say thank you Mr.Twymon
Alexandria Henderson
August 17, 2015

When GOD creates a man, GOD has a purpose in mind...Blessed is the man who finds GOD and his purpose...for the essence of his life, will touch generations.
Thanks you Sir..."for a race
well run"
Mr. Freddie Stevens, Jr.

July 29, 2015
This is the man I affectionately call father T. He walked the walk and talked the talk in the way that a Godly man should. You will be missed but each encounter you've had and every life you have touched will always remember you !
Sherene Lake
July 28, 2015
Liz Sholars
July 21, 2015
Some teachers just left a special impact on your life. Mr. Twymon was one of those teachers. From your 8th grade Louisiana History class, I still remember the parish seat of Louisiana's 64 parishes. Rest in peace!!
Nigel Davis
July 20, 2015
To the Family of Mr. Alfred W.Twymon,Prayers have been and will continue being Prayed for you all,and Mr.Twymon's Homegoing is such a shock,because he was always so uplifting and encouraging to others,and his way of caring for others was always reminding you of who you are and what you believed in and telling yourself I can do it. I know the City Of Bastrop and Morehouse Parish Feel the pain of his passing,"A Soldier Moved Up A Little Higher to a better Home,Sympathy To The Twymon Family.
Juanita Hall-Rainey
Class Of 1973
Morehouse Elem,/High School
Juanita Hall- Rainey
July 20, 2015
A Real Gentleman, and a Scholar..Your knowledge will be missed. Pam and Lisa keep
your heads up.
David Scott
July 20, 2015
Mr. Twymon will be truly missed for his structed lessons, discipline and the love he displayed to the many students whose lives he touched. He will never be forgotten.
Brenda Caldwell
July 19, 2015
Whitney Pierce
July 19, 2015
A real man among men...May you rest in our Saviors arms, no more pain, no more suffering, God is well pleased and saying servant, well done, welcome home my son!
Joe Dorsey
July 19, 2015
R.I.P. Professor. You taught me so much in 7th grade. Things to this day that are so priceless. If, by Rudyard Kipling, the 64 parishes of Louisiana, Smoke Get's In
Your Eyes by the Platters, perseverance, good study habits. You were truly an inspiration and a man whose insight was way before his time. You will be missed.
Lottie Jackson-Brandon
July 19, 2015
The Mary Elizabeth Frye poem is appropriate at this juncture.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Rest in Peace.
Milton Richardson
July 18, 2015
Mr. Twymon always had an encouraging word as to continue being an educator. I will always remember him as saying,TRY TO REACH ALL, BUT IF NOT, ONE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Knola Ransome
July 18, 2015
The face of Mr. Twymon will truly be missed in Morehouse Parish. He was truly a great teacher and honorable man. Prayers are extended to his family during their hour of grief.
Nora Rogers
July 18, 2015
Mr Twymon will truly be missed. He was a great educator and was well respected.
Linda Johnson McDaniel
July 18, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2015
Praying for the family. Morehuse Parish has lost a great man. i will always remember Mr. Twymon for his beautiful spirit and warm smile. He will truly be missed!
Bozie Brown
July 18, 2015
Rest in peace good and faithful servant.
Father John Kennedy
July 18, 2015
More house parish has lost a great teacher and mentor...
Debra Reese Hutchinson
July 18, 2015
I am truly honored to have known Mr Twymon. I remember coming to visit every summer from California and I was always welcome at their house. I will keep the family in my prayers!!
Michael DeBose
July 18, 2015
Pam, Lisa, and Rashad you are in my prayers, Mr Twymon was such a sweet and wonderful man to everyone he met. He will be missed but not forgotten love you all much
Veronica Williams LaCoste
July 18, 2015
Oh, all the memories with Mr. Twymon! I miss him and his class. I remember our class teaching him how to use his flip phone. He couldnt figure out how to text and could barely answer a phone call. And I remember watching movies, and he'd fall asleep in his chair and pretend he was "just resting his eyes". He promised he'd be at my graduation. #ClassOf2K17 And I know he will be! R.I.P.
Eden Leonard
July 18, 2015
Sorry for your loss will keep the family in my prayers I'm the daughter of Moses and Doris McClendon neighbor off of Talley Street in Bastop,La
LaDonna McClendon
July 18, 2015
Mr. Twymon was a true example that GOD only wants the BEST of the BEST. He was a wonderful loving person. Helped so many of us and our children. I remember once when I was younger, staying on Fisher Lane, behind him. One day I was walking and crying, as I passed his house, he asked me what was wrong, he didn't know me from Adam, I told him I didn't think I was ever going to be smart enough to become a nurse, so I was told by the school guidance counselor. He told me to stop crying, because I had the ability to be what ever I wanted to be. Education is something no one can take from me, but something I had to strive to get. You can become a nurse if that's what you truly want. Thanks, Mr. Twymon. I have been a nurse for 23 years now. A very good one at that. Still getting more education. Rest in peace. My condolences to the entire Twymon family.
Abigail Harris -Johnson
July 18, 2015
Mr Twymon was an great teacher, educator, leader, neighbor to our community. He will be truly missed. R.I.P.
Joyce Armstrong
July 18, 2015
Mr Twymon was an great teacher, educator, leader, neighor to our community. He will be truly missed. R.I.P.
Joyce Armstrong
July 18, 2015
Mr.Twymon was such a great educator and person He cared abour each and every one of his students. He loved to teach. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work wirh him and I am also glad that he was my daughter's teacher. He touched her life in a great way. He will be truly missed.
Ladonna Falls-Senter
July 18, 2015
To God Be The Glory For Mr.Twymon's Life Of Caring And Sharing With Us (Students Of Morehouse High School)He Left A Legacy Of Education With Many That Sit In His Various Classes And He Did Not Forget Us,After We Graduated And The Welcome Greeting We All Would Get Upon Returning Home,He Made Us Feel Like Family And That Was The Love Of God In His Heart For Mankind, He Never Meet A Person That He Did Not Leave An Impact On Their Heart,He Was So Concerned About Your Well Being,Until You Hardly Had Time To Ask Him About Himself, A Smile,Gone,But Will Never Be Forgotten, Uncounted Numbers Of Us,Will Miss Another Mentor,Gone All The Way Home,Where There Is Know More Illness,Just Peace And Happiness, Until We All Meet On The Other Shore. Sympathy To The Family And Many Prayers Are Being Prayed For You And The Morehouse High School Family For Our Teacher.Love
Lillian Bell-Tarkington
"Class Of 1966"
Lillian Bell- Tarkington
July 17, 2015
My family and I are deeply saddened for your loss. Mr. Twymon meant a great deal to our family.

The Welton Family
Angenette Welton
July 17, 2015
More so his family, but Morehouse Parish has also lost a great man who contributed mightily to the lives of many. Our prayers for his family and friends
Mark Rainwater
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