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Rev. John W. Armstrong

November 4, 1940 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Rev. John Armstrong Obituary

A "Celebration of Life" honoring the life and legacy of  Rev. John W. Armstrong, well-known and beloved husband, father, associate minister, renowned educator, citizen, and friend will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at the Morehouse Baptist Education Association at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Michelangelo Watkins will serve as the officiant of the services.  The interment will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be  on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Loche's Mortuary Chapel.  To send flowers, plants, words of encouragement, or light a candle, kindly follow directions to your left.


Rev. John W. Armstrong

"A God-Sent Man"

It was a Monday, and it was the 309th day of the year, 1940.  The place was the small hamlet of Mer Rouge, Louisiana.  The union of Pearlie and Talmadge Armstrong was blessed with nine children.  This new baby was the fourth child of the nine.  They named him John Willie Armstrong.

Now, John was an inquisitive child.  He delighted in learning and he loved sports. He was a graduate of Union High School, home of the Dragons. He attended Grambling State University , earning a B. S. in Mathematics and a minor in Biology.  He did further study at Louisiana Tech University.

He served his country faithfully as a member of the United States Army. On November 24, 1968,  John was united in holy matrimony with a  delightful young lady, the beautiful Edith Scott of  Bastrop. Two children, Daryl and LaTerrika were born to their union.  John was a devoted husband, father. and educator. He loved challenging young minds,  pushing students to their full potential.  He also loved teaching and preaching the gospel.

He loved traveling, fishing,  and spending quality time with his family. Rev. Armstrong  spent many hours watching religious  programs on television and listening to gospel music .  His favorite song was "Come to Jesus."

Early Christmas morning, at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans' Home, Rev. John W. Armstrong passed from mortality to immortality joining those loved ones who had gone on before.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife of fifty-five years, Edith Scott Armstrong; two grateful children: Daryl Armstrong (Eliza), Greenwich, Connecticut, Laterrika Armstrong Staten (Peter), Shreveport, Louisiana; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two sisters, Luller Whittley, (Dan), Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Kathleen Morris (Richard), Carson, California, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 4, 2024

4:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
January 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Morehouse Baptist Educational Association Building


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