Ronald Myers

Published 1:52 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

“You strum on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments” (Amos 6:5 NIV).

On Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 6:56 p.m., Ronald Vincent Myers heard his trumpet call and he answered!

Ronald Vincent Myers was born Feb. 29, 1956, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Marion Mack Myers Sr. and Neoma Myers. Ronald was a 1974 Rufus King High School graduate. He then attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for Afro-American Studies and Pre-Medicine in 1974. He received his medical degree in 1985 at University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. In 1988, Dr. Myers completed his residency in Family Practice at LSU Medical Center, Washington St. Tammany Charity Hospital, in Bogalusa.

On May 7, 1987, Dr. Myers married Sylvia Holmes, daughter of Mr. Leamalie “Ted” and the late Mrs. Johnnie Mae Holmes of Bogalusa. Dr. Myers leaves a legacy of service to his community.

His memories will be cherished by his wife, Sylvia Holmes-Myers of Belzoni, Miss.; his four sons, Eric G. Holmes of Baton Rouge, Ronald V. “Vinnie” (Altrecia) Myers Jr. of Tampa, Fla., Michael M. (LaTausha) Myers of Manassas, Va., Joshua L. Myers of Baton Rouge; and one daughter, Ron’ald Neoma M. Myers of Starkville, Miss.; one brother, Dr. Marion M. (Catherine) Myers II of Franklin, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Lattiemore (Patricia) Holmes of Bogalusa; two sisters-in-law, Amy L. Judkins of Louisville, Ky., and Ethel (Jerome) La Bastorie of Glenn Heights, Texas.

A memorial celebration of Dr. Myers’ life will be Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon at Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1104 Poplas St. in Bogalusa. The Rev. Dr. Raymond Mims is pastor.