Lovester McCant

Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lovester McCant, 74, son of the late Lovie Dee and Josephine Moore McCant, was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Washington Parish. He departed this life on Dec. 27, 2020, at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

Lovester grew up in Franklinton and graduated from Washington Parish Training High School in 1964. He was a proud first chair trumpeter in the school’s Tiger Marching Band. Lovester grew up attending Winan United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. A. Lester.

After high school, Lovester’s interest in mechanics led him to work at a local black-owned mechanic and salvage shop owned by Marshal Graves.

Lovester moved to Detroit, Mich., where he found employment with General Motors. As his life would transpire, Lovester returned to Franklinton around 1971. Through the years, his caring heart allowed him to be a helpful driver for two of his elderly aunts. He would also take his father to doctor’s appointments at the Veterans’ Hospital in New Orleans. Those who truly knew Lovester would agree that his journey to independent living proved his faith and determination. His faithful saying when conversation got serious was, “You can’t beat God.”

Lovester was the father of two children, Barbara Conerly and Demille (Donald Wayne) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lovie Dee and Josephine McCant; a brother, Hollis McCullen Jr.; and a son, Demille Williams.

Lovester leaves to cherish his memories: siblings, Ella Rose (Jerry) Bickham of Franklinton, Alvin (Gaynell) McCant of Angie, and James (Mary) McCullen of Franklinton; his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A drive-through viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 8, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Family Cemetery in Franklinton, with the Rev. Anice Moses, pastor, officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.