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November 11, 2022


Clementene Lee Esther Rivers Lamin

April 27, 1948 - November 7, 2022

Clementene Lee Esther Rivers Lamin, affectionately known as “Tina” was a beautiful, classy, and impressive woman. She had a vibe that made her well-loved everywhere she went.

Tina passed away peacefully on November 7, 2022 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. At the age of 74. She was born on April 27, 1948, in Cuthbert, GA and raised in Bogalusa since the age of 3.

Tina was a proud graduate of Central High School (Bogalusa, LA), B.S. degree in Education from Grambling State University, Master of Education from Tennessee State University and 15 hours toward a doctorate from University of Minnesota.

She taught Home Economics in St. Paul, MN for 36 years. During her residency, she was a faithful member of Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. She was a long time Sales Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Her membership included: Home Economics of Minnesota, Home Economics of America, Retired Teachers of America, Retirement Club of St Paul and a frequent volunteer for Urban Partnership and Community Development, Council on Aging and Volunteers of America. For many years, she graced the stage as a full-figured model for companies such as Roaman’s, Catherine’s and Woman’s World.

Tina moved to Garland, Texas in 2008 to be closer to home. She united with Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church and continued to use her degrees by volunteering at Mt. Hebron Academy. She enjoyed working with students and watching them grown from Alpha to Infinity until her health began to fail. For reasons only known to our creator, Tina decided to move back home in March of this year. She wanted to reunite with her daughter and family.

She enjoyed hobbies such as reading, decorating, traveling, coordinating fashion shows, aesthetics, and clothing. She lived to the fullest her bucked list by being baptized in the Jordan River.

She is predeceased by her parents, Clinton L. Rivers, and Amanda Abrams (Welbert) Carter and sister, Mary L. Rivers.

She leaves behind her loving daughter, Tene’ (James) Jenkins and granddaughter, Jayla A. Jefferson. She will also be missed by her brother, Clinton Rivers, Jr.; sister, Alfreda (Keith) Dunn; nephew, Rober (Shayna) Carter; nieces, Imari A. (Joshua) Smith and LaKeitha A. Dunn and 6 precious great nephews. She leaves special memories to Lifetime friends, Pearl Johnson (Bogalusa, LA) and Christine Nins (Garland, TX).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:30PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Darrel Self – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

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