June 2, 1943-Oct. 23, 2021

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, for Roland Newton Pippin, Ph.D., 78, who died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Sanctuary at Passages Hospice in New Orleans.

Interment will be in St. John Cemetery.

The Rev. Michael J. Bordelon, M.Div., Rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his son, Bradford Warren Pippin of River Ridge, Bradford’s wife, Monica, and their two children, Delia Jane Pippin and Colin Bradford Pippin, as well as his nephews, nieces, and his brother, Roger Pippin.

Roland was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Jane Bradford Pippin; parents, Robert “Pip” and Lula Pippin of Baton Rouge; and brothers, Robert “Bob” and Ronnie.

Born June 2, 1943, Roland Pippin was a native of Baton Rouge where he was raised with his three brothers.

He graduated first from Louisiana College and pursued his Master’s Degree at Stephen F. Austin.  He was awarded his Doctorate at Virginia Tech.

Roland met and married the love of his life, Jane Bradford, while teaching at what was then USL in Lafayette.  They later moved to Natchitoches where they were members of Trinity Episcopal Church and where Roland taught Sociology at Northwestern University and volunteered in the community

Pallbearers will be Bradford Pippin, Jim Henry, Ron Pippin and Harold Pippin.

Memorial contributions can be made in Roland Newton Pippin’s  name to the American Cancer Society.

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