Herman L. Pippen, Jr., 73, of Hamburg, died on September 24, 2015 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi.
He worked for the State Highway Department for 26 years until his health began to fail.
Mr. Pippen was a member of the Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church, president of the Laymen organization, member Men’s Church School Class and senior choir, a trustee, custodian, and cook for the church for many years, but most of all he was a very strong prayer warrior.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #232. He enjoyed hunting and dinners and cookouts with his family and friends, but most of all, he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His belief was “It’s not over until God says it’s over.”
He was born on October 17, 1941 at Milo.
Mr. Pippen is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty G. Pippen; four children, Nancy M. Parks of Garland, Texas, Charleston Pippen (Bridgett) of Monticello, Albert R. Pippen (Carolyn) of Arlington, Texas, and Pattine Robinson (James) of Cedar Rapid, Iowa; a brother, Elbert Johnson of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of inlaws, nephews, nieces, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on October 2 at 11 a.m. at Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 906 North Pine Street in Hamburg. Visitation is October 1 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Burial will be at the Pugh Cemetery, located at 208 Hancock Rd. in Crossett.