Ethel Bynum

b. 7 Dec 1919


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Bynum-Garig Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund was kicked off at the 2009 family reunion.  We raised $124.00 in our first fund-raising effort ($119.50 with the 50/50 raffle + $4.50 in donations).  If you are interested in serving on the Scholarship committee, please contact Cheryl Wooten at  Put on your thinking caps and help suggest ways we can increase the fund to help our students.


mommeeETHEL BYNUM, a.k.a. "Mommee" or "Toe Toe" was the 5th child of Charles and Mary Garig Bynum. She was born on December 7, 1919. Although our “Mommee” didn’t have any children of her own, she did have many, many nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly. She would jokingly talk about “diapering” us, and being there when she was needed to help out in different family situations.

She was married to Adolph Pattan with whom she ran a small business selling ice. An excellent cook, our Mommee also managed and cooked in a restaurant for a number of years. She was quite a talented lady with a great sense of humor.

She had accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized by the late Rev.Luke Billoups, Jr., on the first Sunday of June, 1936 at Antioch Baptist Church, Brusly, Louisiana. She served as a choir member for many years at Antioch In her later years, she married Mr. Ernest Stallard of Baton Rouge and joined Mt.Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1979. There, she served with the Deaconess Ministry, The Sisterhood, and wherever else she could help. She was always willing to help where help was needed.

As I heard one of her friends say, “Although Sister Stallard didn’t bear any children of her own, OOOH she did have a daughter!” That lady was referring to “Missy”, Mommee’s beautiful cocker spaniel. Missy was part of her life for 20 years.  She and Uncle Ernest loved her and spoiled her. We all can remember the trips to “Church”s Fried Chicken for the special treats for Missy. After the death of Uncle Ernest, Missy was a great source of comfort for Mommee. Dear Aunt departed this world on April 5, 2003. Missy was adopted by a Great-Niece Victoria Younginer of Chicago, Illinois, took her first flight on an plane and lived with Vicki and Vicki’s dog “Wilbur” for 2 more years. It was widely believed that Missy was 22 years old when she passed in May, 2005.

We all loved and cherish the memories we have of Mommee. God’s Love did show through her many good deeds. We miss her.

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