March 27, 1927 – Dec. 20, 2015
A celebration of life service for a native son, Herman Brodus, was held Dec. 28, 2015 at Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church in Minden.
Mr. Herman Brodus was born March 27, 1927 in Minden to the proud parents Ambrose Brodus Sr. and Pinkie Worthan Brodus. He passed away Dec. 20, 2015 following a short illness.
Herman attended Webster Parish Training School, as the school was called in those early years. When he graduated in 1945, by some stroke of magic, the name of this prestigious jewel of the parish had changed to Webster High School. Herman was an outstanding student. He excelled academically in all subjects. Upon graduating from Webster, Herman entered the U.S. Military and served his country well in the Pacific Theater of Operation.
When WWII was over, Herman received his Honorable Discharge, returned home, and joined a core group of friends, all Webster High School graduates who enrolled at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.
Herman received his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University and his masters from Northwestern State University.
Brother Brodus was devoted to teaching young people. He served on the faculty of Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport for more than 20 years.
He was an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity where his strain commitment to serve has been documented.
Herman’s devotion to family and values was demonstrated by the way he lived. He played a major part in establishing the Kinfolk’s Family Reunion more than 38 years ago. His services as chief financial officer for the organization for this number of years is impeccable.
Likewise, the members of Mt. Calm Baptist Church can attest to the profound manner in which Brother Brodus handled matters related to finance. He served his church with love and devotion. He was a caring manager who made sure that things that he was responsible for got done well – and they usually did.
Brother Herman Brodus was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. He leaves to cherish his memories and devotion to family – one sister: Tommie S. Lee of Minden; one brother: Ambrose Brodus Jr. (Lois) of San Diego, three nephews, nine grand-nephews, two nieces and grand-niece, a host of wonderful cousins, and many outstanding friends and comrades.
On March 27, the family members will pause for a few moments in acknowledgement of the loss of a devoted family member and to demonstrate their enduring love for Herman Brodus.