Philip Vernon Augustine, Sr., age 82, of Mansura

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Philip Vernon Augustine, Sr.
MANSURA - Funeral services for Philip Vernon Augustine, Sr. of Mansura, age 82, will take place at the Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church of Mansura on Monday, November 21, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will commence at the St. Paul Catholic Mausoleum. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at the Escude Funeral Home of Mansura that morning beginning at 8 a.m.
Philip Vernon Augustine, Sr. was born on July 24, 1944 to the union of the late Herman Augustine and Laura Barker Augustine of Mansura. He was the sixth of nine children.
Philip accepted Christ at an early age at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church. He was a faithful and dedicated member on the church board and the church grounds (the youth baseball field). He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge 89 in Marksville for over 40 years. Vernon was a master at his craft, he worked as a brick layer for 50 years, building many buildings in and around Mansura.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Maria Lofton Augustine on April 16, 1974 and to this union three daughters were born.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of 42 years Marian Augustine; son, Vernon (Debbie) Augustine, Jr. of Mansura; daughters, Amanda Deshtelle, Brenda (Daniel) Coleman of Marksville, Beverly Augustine, Bridgette (Troy) Winfield, Sarona (Dondrae) Jacobs, Sheretta (Carl, Sr.) Barton, and Victoria (Derek) Williams of Mansura; raised as his own, Cynthia Lofton, Shanteria (Leroy) Wells, Vanlisa (Billy) Bazert, and Eric (Sumin) Lofton; brother, Lester (Thelma) Augustine; three sisters, Marilyn Pierre of Mansura, Eula (Eldon) Batiste of Cocoville, Mary (Donald) Prier of Katy, Texas; brother-in-law, Clenon (Elizabeth) Lofton of Mansura, and Samuel Lucas, Everette (Shelia) Lofton of Marksville; sisters-in-law, Amy Augustine, Gilda Augustine of Mansura; three aunts, Edna Augustine, Theresa Johnson of Mansura, and Eunice Washington; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.