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Abraham Lonzo Landrum Jr.

April 14, 1926 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Abraham Lonzo Landrum Jr. (A.L. as he was lovingly known) was born to Abraham Lonzo Landrum Sr. and Alzura Abigail Brown Landrum in Augusta, Arkansas. A.L. became a dedicated parishioner at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, at an early age. A.L. married Mossie Lee Doss on December 24, 1945; together they were blessed with six children: Alex (Francine), Dorothy Louise, Veotis (Evelyn), LaVern, William Gene and Judy (Jerry). He also leaves fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, who are all left to mourn his death. Abraham, his children with Mossie and all of his his children are recognized herein.

     He had fifteen brothers and sisters; Eddie, Lonzella, Frannie, Willie B., William McKinley, Will Ella, Mae Ella, Lorzee and Ruby Jean; all preceded him in death. Six siblings mourn his passing; Benny Sr. (Charlene), Walter (Gayla), Isaac (Georgetta), Annie, Levada and Savannah.

     A.L. started his adult life as a farmer. He and his father were among the largest black farmers in Woodruff County, until A.L. was injured in a farming accident. Once injured he could no longer farm and became an entrepreneur.

     A.L. was a businessman, who owned the Eastend Shoe Shop and expanded it to incorporate a barber shop. He was a member of the Augusta School Board and was the first black man to fight and win a discrimination case against the city of Augusta. Daddy was charismatic, very active in the community, civic-minded, wise beyond his years, a role model to some, and always there to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Visitation is 1:00 January 19, 2021 at New Quiet Cemetery in Augusta.  Funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m.

The family requests you wear a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 19, 2021

1:00 AM to 2:00 PM
New Quiet Cemetery, Augusta

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 19, 2021

2:00 PM
New Quiet Cemetery, Augusta

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