We shall meet but we shall miss him.
There will be one vacant chair.
We shall linger to caress him
While we breathe our ev’ning prayer. – The Vacant Chair / George Root – 1861
Never were lyrics to a song more apropo, as it perfectly describes the emotions felt by all at the monthly meeting of the Jackson Parish Police Jury held on Tuesday at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.
The “Vacant Chair” that was appropriately and respectfully ordained with a black ribbon arrangement belonged to long time, Ward 7 Juror, Lynn Treadway, who lost his courageous and well fought battle to declining health on Monday, May 22nd.
As evidenced by a statement made by JPPJ President Todd Culpepper, the dedicated public servant, church leader and family man leaves a great legacy and was a shining example to all of how one should handle themselves.
“The thing I will always remember is the last time I visited with Lynn in the hospital he looked up at me and asked what he could do to help,” reflected Culpepper. “That was Lynn. Always more concerned with the problems of others than his own. We should all be more like him.”
Visitation for the fallen friend to all of Jackson Parish will be from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, located at the corner of Hwy 167 North and Beech Springs Hwy. His Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow with Pastor Thomas Ussery and cousin Reverend Buck Treadway officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Church cemetery in Quitman. For the complete Obituary see the Death Notice section of the Jackson Parish Journal.
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