Calvin Engrum, Jr.

January 6, 1926 - May 5, 2014


Calvin Engrum, Jr., 88, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Alexandria, LA.  Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Verlyn Jones and Reda Coleman (Minister Melvin) of New Llano, LA, Myra Engrum of Baton Rouge, LA, Dersel Green (Edwin) of Ft. Worth, TX, Jarvis Engrum (Sandy) of Burien, WA, Calvin Engrum III (Robin), Lisa Crosley (Rev. John) and Jennifer Simmons of DeRidder, LA, Jeffery Engrum of Laurel, MD, Michael Engrum (Rachelle) of San Antonio, TX, Stephanie Engrum and fiance’, Phil Freeman of Arlington, TX; 37 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Era Banks and Vera Braxton, both of California, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.


He was preceded in death by wife, Dorthy Engrum; daughter, Cynthia St. Romain; granddaughter, Alicia Dixon; brothers, Jarrett, William, and C.A. Engrum; sisters, S.A. Jackson, Edwina Ervin, and Maggie and Vesta Engrum.


Visitation will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder and also Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in DeRidder.  Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

Calvin Engrum, Jr.