Funeral services for Roosevelt Cousin, Jr., 62, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11th from 7 pm - 9 pm, and Friday, July 12th, from 8 am until service time in the chapel.
Roosevelt Cousin Jr., resident of Leesville, La., departed from this life on July 3, 2013.
Roosevelt will be greatly missed. A kind, gentle, and compassionate person, he was trustworthy and generous to a fault. Roosevelt was born on the 8th of May, 1951, to the marriage union of the late Carrie Epting and the late Roosevelt Cousin, Sr. At an early age Roosevelt accepted Christ and remained a faithful member of Pleasant Grove AME Church until he moved from Morton, Ms.
Roosevelt graduated from Bettye Mae Jack High School in Morton, Ms., and furthered his education at Prentiss Community College in Prentiss, Ms. He later enlisted in the United States Army where he faithfully served his country in the Vietnam War. Later after attending Common Wealth Institute of Funeral Service, in Houston, TX, he earned an AA Mortuary of Science degree, in 1988.
Roosevelt leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Kyong Im Lee Cousin, whom he met while serving a tour of duty in Korea; two daughters, Schkeara Cousin (North Carolina) and Esther Cousin (Louisiana); two sons, Roosevelt T. Cousin, III (North Carolina) and Andrew Cousin (Luke Air Force Base, Arizona); three sisters, Comadell Williams (Mississippi), Agnes Foster (Illinois), and Annette Bennett (Mississippi); a granddaughter, Yentae Cousin (North Carolina); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Roosevelt was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Hayes.