|Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in Heaven. – Matthew 5:16
This passage of scripture in many ways typify the life “Aug”, as he is known by many across the Conference, tried to live. This act of commitment is expressed by many whom knew him over the years.
Aug’s family life is also typified by his commitment to a spirit-filled life. His commit-ment to his church and to those whom he ministered to made up his family and solidified his commitment.
Aug was a stickler for disciplinary practices and procedures. I recall him sharing with me an incident when a procedure was being questioned. After much deliberation, and it seemed that a consensus could not be reached, Aug jumped up and ran toward his car saying, “wait a minute!” When he returned most of those present had disappeared. He had with him his discipline and his Bible. Needless to say, he was right, and those who remained were exceedingly glad for what he had cleared up for them and hastily passed it on to others.
Rev. Augustine was called to his home over there on June 8, 1998, at his home in Avondale, Louisiana. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Smith Augustine, seven sons, Guy, Michael, Milo, David, Leonard, Kenneth, and Louis Augustine, III; three daughters, Elisha Forman, Sedonia Ducree, and Erica Augustine; a brother, Lionel Augustine, eighteen grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1999; p. 253 By Dan Washington, Jr.|