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Ernest Lampkins

Shreveport - Ernest Harold Lampkins, PhD, age 89, native of Shreveport, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018. Ernest will be forever loved, remembered and missed by all who knew him.

Born on April 12, 1928 in Shreveport, Ernest was a man of many firsts during his lifetime of accomplishments. His legacy includes his commitment to education of students of all ages. As a music enthusiast and double bassist, Ernest performed on stages around the United States and abroad. As an educator, he taught music at all levels and became supervisor of music for Caddo Parish and founded Louisiana School of Professions. Music was weft into everything that Ernest produced and accomplished. His legacy is responsible for an everlasting impact on a multitude of people and generations to come.

Ernest was actively engaged in many civic and community organizations in the Shreveport - Greenwood metropolitan area and had been a faithful member of First United Methodist for over 30 years where he sang in the choir. In 2004, his community involvement took a political route as he was elected as the city of Greenwood's first Black mayor. He is also an active member of The Rotary Club of Shreveport.

Ernest leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Shirley S. Lampkins; three daughters, Roselyn L. Kirkland, MD, (Levi) of St. Louis, MO; Carmen L. Hughes (Michael) of Atlanta, GA, and Brett E. Lampkins, of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, Alana Kirkland, Levi Kirkland III, Cole Kirkland; Michael Hughes II, Maya Hughes and Maxwell Hughes.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church, 500 Common Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101. Family hour beginning at 10:00am. Interment services at 1:00pm at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 7970 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana, 71047.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Military Family Assistance fund, Donations can be addressed to MFA Donation in care of Dr. Ernest Lampkins at P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.
Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 16, 2018
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