A man who dedicated more than 40 years to education in Livingston Parish has died just last week. FOX 44’s Crystal Whitman reports on why family and friends are championing the late Arthur Perkins Senior as a local trailblazer.
Arthur Perkins Sr. was a former U.S. Army Officer.
He spent more than 40 years as an educator in Livingston Parish Schools. Perkins Sr. also served as the first African-American principal in the parish. For more than a decade he was on the Denham Springs City Council.
When churches started to close in March because of COVID-19, Perkins focused on keeping his fellow church members engaged by participating in his church’s drive through service. Perkin’s tested positive for COVID-19 days prior to his death but passed away from kidney failure at the age of 85.
The Perkins family got a chance to say goodbye. They held a drive through funeral service, Friday.