Lacy Bernard Chimney, Sr., J.D.

Services for Lacy Bernard Chimney will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12 noon, at Long Chapel CME Church, 514 Lining St. Lufkin, Texas, Dr. Edward Thomas, Pastor. Viewing will be from 6-8 pm on July 4, 2019 at Colonial Mortuary, 1600 Sayers Street, Lufkin, Texas, and from 10:30 to 11:30 am prior to the services at Long Chapel.

Dr. Lacy Bernard Chimney, Sr., (affectionately known as Lacy B. to many), a warrior, fighter for justice, community leader, educator par excellence, and a man of great family values was born August 16, 1931 to Lonnie B. Chimney and Lovie Delores Washington in Lufkin, Texas (Cedar Grove Community). He transitioned peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Dr. Chimney, a 1949 graduate of Paul L. Dunbar High School in Lufkin, served in the United States Armed Forces and spent his life shaping and serving the lives of others through education. Mr. Chimney was a graduate of Jarvis Christian College, Texas Southern University, and Detroit College of Law. An effective leader, he served as president of the of Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, Inc. and the Dunbar Alumni Association. During his tenure as president of the Dunbar Alumni Association, the Annual Dunbar Reunion was established; the petition to retain the name of Paul Lawrence Dunbar was initiated and ratified in 1982, and his efforts paved the way for the Dunbar Hall of Honor. His volunteer and civic service was extensive, as he lived with purpose and with the desire to make a positive difference at each stage of life and living.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his devoted wife: Dorothy; children: Obidike (Ngozi), Eric (Renee), Adisa Omar, and Marilyn Joyce; sisters: Faylene Hilliard, Rev. Ruth White, Rev. Janice Chimney, Pamela Williams (Ellis); brothers: Jimmy Cleo (J.C.) Chimney, Bishop Rayford Chimney (Ruby), Roy Allen (Inez), Rev. Troy Allen (Ordareen); goddaughter, Natalie Allen; special sister-cousin, Myrene Pass; nine (9) grandchildren, eleven (11) great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, both natural and chosen.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to the Lacy and Dorothy Chimney Scholarship, designated for teacher education, Southside Bank, 2510 West Frank Street, Lufkin, Texas, 75904 or to P. O. Box 69, Lufkin, Texas 75902.