Saturday, January 25, 2020| 11:00 a.m.
Midway #2 Baptist Church
1535 Myrtle Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
Tommie Warren Jr., was born on October 23, 1952 to the union of the late Tommie Warren, Sr.and Herreice Black Warren in Shreveport, LA. He was the fourth of ten children and the third oldest of six boys. Tommie accepted Christ at a young age, being baptized by Rev. Woodson at Morning Star Baptist Church in 1964, and then united with Midway Missionary Baptist Church #2 under the leadership of Rev. M.B. Bass in 1965 along with his siblings, Charles, Howard and sister Paulette. Tommie graduated from Bethune Junior & Senior High School in 1970.
He received his formal education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA., and earned his bachelor’s degree in Education in 1974. While at Southern, he worked on the college yearbook staff and designed several covers of the university’s yearbooks, including the cover honoring the slaying of two fellow students, (Smith and Brown) killed in a riot on the campus. He also pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Rho Chapter, serving as Dean of Pledgees and President. He remained an
active member of Phi Beta Sigma, with Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter in Shreveport until his death.
Upon graduation, Tommie began his teaching career at North Caddo High School in Vivian, Louisiana, teaching art. He attended graduate school in the evenings driving, to Louisiana Tech University, and earned his master’s degree in education. Later he was promoted to Assistant Principal at North Caddo High School. After retiring from the Caddo Parish School system, he both taught and served as Assistant Principal at Karnack High School in East Texas. Because of his love for art, he and several of his friends opened an art studio “Pamoja Art Society” near downtown Shreveport, where they showcased their artwork and taught others art and how to perfect their skills. Along with his artistic abilities, Tommie was an avid photographer. Tommie’s love for family, church and friends, and his passion for helping others exemplified the name he was given while pledging Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, “Mr. Polite”.
Tommie was a faithful member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church #2 and dedicated his time and talents serving as a member of the Deacon Board, Superintendent and teacher of the Sunday school, and as a member of the Christian Board of Education. As a missionary, he provided meals to the elderly members of the church and the community and visited with the sick and shut-in. For his contributions to the church and the community, he was recognized as “Father of the Year”. Tommie was an active member of Midway Baptist Church until receiving the call from his Lord and Savior, January 8, 2020.
Tommie is preceded in death by his father, Tommie Warren, Sr., sister, Paulette Warren Wright and niece Alicia M. West.
Those left to remember his hearty laugh and smile, and cherish Tommie’s memory are: his
loving children, Kimberly H. Matthews (Christopher) of Philadelphia, PA, Veneitia S. Murray (Donte) of Little Elm, TX, Karoline Warren (Shreveport), and Kevin Warren (Shreveport); grandchildren, Jaxon Murray and Layla Marks, his mother Herreice B. Warren, five (5) brothers: Charles Warren, Howard Warren (Heike), Karl Warren, John F. Warren (Patrice) and Andrew Warren; three (3) sisters: Wendy W. Ross (Robert), Brenda F. Allison, and Karen Warren- Johnson; two (2) nieces: Michelle Madden (Tristan and Chloe), Facenia-Rae Allison, five (5) nephews: Feldon C. Warren, Garrett M. Warren, Charles Warren, Jr., Landrew Warren and Artie L. Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.