Luzine Bickham Sr.
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DR. LUZINE B. BICKHAM, SR.
1923-2021
Dr. Luzine Benjamin Bickham, Sr.
Family Man * Trailblazer * Scholar* Educator * American Hero * Alpha Phi Alpha
Luzine Benjamin Bickham Sr. was born on March 2, 1923, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Ruby Higginbotham and Benjamin Bickham and born oldest of five children. He passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the age of 97.
During World War II, Dr. Bickham was drafted by the American Armed Forces and was trained as a Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators in the United States Army Air Field in Alabama. In March 2007, Dr. Bickham was awarded along with other Tuskegee Airmen, the United States Congressional Gold Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush and Congress.
Dr. Bickham began his career as an instructor at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas and eventually served as Dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business (1970-79). It was through his vision and leadership that the Jesse H. Jones School of Business secured AACSB accreditation. In May 1999, the 76th Legislative Branch of the Senate of the State of Texas recognized his work ethic and commitment to students and to Texas Southern University, where he served nearly 50 years of loyal service as a phenomenal educator.
Dr. Bickham is survived by his son, Luzine, Jr. (Mary), his daughter, Nedra, who resides in Sweden; his daughter in law Cynthia; his grandsons Luzine, III (Kim), Sean (Keisha), Cody (Sharon), Shane, Binta, and Louis; his great-grandchildren, Julia, Legend, Augustus and Lahli; his sisters, Bennie DeBois of Gary, Indiana, Yvette Pierce of Tuskegee, Alabama; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Williams Clark of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, the funeral services are private. A visitation is planned for Saturday, March 6th at 11:00 am at Pilgrim Congregational United Church Of Christ Church; 3115 Blodgett St, Houston · (713) 528-5321.

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Published by Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2021.
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Mar
6
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11:00a.m.
Pilgrim Congregational United Church Of Christ Church
3115 Blodgett St,, Houston, Texas
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To the Family of Dr. Bickham , you have our Sympathy. He was a great man. Bennie & Clarence. we were Accounting students at TSU in 1977.
Bennie R. Allen-Brooks
Student
April 3, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Priscilla David Guidry
Coworker
March 10, 2021
ONE OF MY BETTER PROFESSORS DURING MY CRITICAL LEARNING CURVE AT TX SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, I'M BLESSED TO HAVE ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE . REST IN THE PEACE YOU'VE EARNED!
ALFRED GREEN
Student
March 9, 2021
Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of Dr. Bickham, one of my favorite teachers. He was the reason I majored in Marketing, which I considered a bold move at that time in our history. He was an excellent teacher with a great sense of humor. May he Rest In God’s Peace.
Cheryl Washington
Student
March 8, 2021
Our heartfelt condolence goes out to the family and friends.
May you all be comforted as you cherish the wonderful memories shared as well as the beautiful words of comfort from God, who has promised to comfort “ All who mourn “ bring you a measure of solace and peace during this very difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
Ezeko & Rossy
March 8, 2021
I will miss Dear Dr. Bickham, a lifelong family friend and neighbor. Deepest condolences Luzine, Jr., Nedra and the family. God's comfort and blessings now and always.
Janice Gloster
Friend
March 6, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Martha
Coworker
March 6, 2021