Funeral services for Eugene Vinson, 77, of Mangham, LA were held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel, Rayville, LA with Bro. Marvin Tabora, Bro. David Sistrunk and Bro. Wallace White officiating. Interment followed in the Woolen Lake Church of God Cemetery, Hebert, LA.
Mr. Eugene was born March 11, 1942 and passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his residence in Mangham, LA.
Mr. Eugene was a member of the Hebert Full Gospel Church and previously was a member of the Woolen Lake Church of God. He was a deputy for 26 years with the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and 21 years with the Court Security of the 5th District Drug Court. He enjoyed traveling, gardening woodworking, and working with the Children’s Ministry for 45 years. Mr. Eugene was a leader, surrogate dad, mentor, perfect example of strength, honor, strong in his faith. He saw souls, not the physical person. He ministered to hearts wherever he went. If you met him, you met an angel on earth.
Mr. Eugene is preceded in death by his great grandson, Bentley Vinson; parents, Almer Eugene and Neley Phillips Vinson; and his brother, Billy Vinson.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sue Vinson of Mangham; son, Chris Vinson and wife, Cindy of Mangham; grandchildren, Jessie Marquez and husband, Paul, Krysti Vinson, and Lindsay Vinson; great grandchildren, RaeLynn Vinson and Dottie Lee; sister, Jeanette Cockerham of Pineville, LA; and special friends, Kenny and Stacy Womack.
Pallbearers were Ben Beavers, Terry Lowery, Tim Fife, Ricky Fife, Randy Swain, and Charles McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Fife, Kenny Womack, and Sonny Dyer.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Hebert Full Gospel Children’s Ministry and to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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