Bossier City – Louisiana Family Forum recently honored Louisiana’s top ten longest married couples during a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion on Feb. 12.
The longest-known married couples are honored by Louisiana Family Forum each year to encourage individual marriages, build a stronger marriage culture and to remind those in the state that lifelong marriages benefit everyone.
Louisiana State Rep. Mike Johnson honored Louisiana’s longest known married couple, Lawrence and Varrie Player, during a reception at their home in Benton. They have been married 81 years.
A reception also was held for the second-longest married couple, Will Henry and Virgina Teasley, at their home in Bryceland. The couple has been married for 79 years.
Each couple was presented an official statement of special recognition from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Their names also are entered into Louisiana Family Forum’s Marriage Hall of Fame.
“It is a true delight to honor these two great couples for their examples and their commitment,” Johnson said. “In a day when the stability of so many marriages and families is in jeopardy, these folks stand out as exceptional models for all of us.”