Elma Black, wife of 'Buckskin Bill,' passes away - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Elma Black, wife of 'Buckskin Bill,' passes away

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A woman who colleagues say dedicated her life to helping young people make smart decisions has passed away.

Elma Kever Black died at home Monday surrounded by her family.

She was married to William “Bill” Black, affectionately known by WAFB viewers as “Buckskin Bill.” He hosted a children’s show named “Storyland” on WAFB for many years.  

SLIDESHOW: The Buckskin Bill Show and Storyland

As a parenting and drug abuse specialist, Elma Black helped found Baton Rouge’s “I Care Program” which provides prevention education to students in public, parochial, and private schools related to alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence.

“She’s a longtime supporter of prevention education and a believer in kids making healthy choices,” said I Care Director Gwynn Shamlin. “She devoted her life to that.”

A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Black at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

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