Clementene “Tina” Lamin

Published 1:22 pm Friday, November 11, 2022

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Clementene Lee Esther Rivers Lamin, affectionately known as “Tina,” was a beautiful, classy and impressive woman. She had a vibe that made her well-loved everywhere she went.

Tina passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2022, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, at the age of 74. She was born on April 27, 1948, in Cuthbert, Ga., and was raised in Bogalusa since the age of 3.

Tina was a proud graduate of Central High School (Bogalusa), had a B.S. degree in Education from Grambling State University, Master of Education from Tennessee State University and 15 hours toward a doctorate from University of Minnesota.

She taught Home Economics in St. Paul, Minn., for 36 years. During her residency, she was a faithful member of Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. She was a long-time Sales Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Her membership included: Home Economics of Minnesota, Home Economics of America, Retired Teachers of America, Retirement Club of St Paul and a frequent volunteer for Urban Partnership and Community Development, Council on Aging and Volunteers of America. For many years, she graced the stage as a full-figured model for companies such as Roaman’s, Catherine’s and Woman’s World.

Tina moved to Garland, Texas, in 2008 to be closer to home. She united with Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church and continued to use her degrees by volunteering at Mt. Hebron Academy. She enjoyed working with students and watching them grow from Alpha to Infinity until her health began to fail. For reasons only known to our creator, Tina decided to move back home in March of this year. She wanted to reunite with her daughter and family.

She enjoyed hobbies such as reading, decorating, traveling, coordinating fashion shows, aesthetics, and clothing. She lived to the fullest her bucket list by being baptized in the Jordan River.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clinton L. Rivers and Amanda Abrams (Welbert) Carter, and sister, Mary L. Rivers.

She leaves behind her loving daughter, Tené (James) Jenkins, and granddaughter, Jayla A. Jefferson. She will also be missed by her brother, Clinton Rivers Jr.; sister, Alfreda (Keith) Dunn; nephew, Rober (Shayna) Carter; nieces, Imari A. (Joshua) Smith and LaKeitha A. Dunn; and six precious great-nephews. She leaves special memories to lifetime friends, Pearl Johnson (Bogalusa) and Christine Nins (Garland).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Darrel Self officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at