Betty Jean Collins Smith
Plain Dealing, LA – Betty Jean Collins Smith was born on November 13, 1943, to the late Boston and Irene Greene Collins, in Plain Dealing, LA.
As a child, the Collins family moved to Galveston, TX, then moved back to Plain Dealing, LA, in 1952.
Betty grew up in Plain Dealing with her other siblings. She attend Carrie Martin High School and graduated in
After high school, Betty moved to New York City, where she met the love of her life, Ernest M. Smith, in the 1970’s. Betty married Ernest in June of 1982. She lived there until she
retired in 2000. Then, Betty and Ernest moved back home to Coushatta, LA.
Betty was a hardworking women; she worked at the grocery store as a cashier. She never met a stranger. She was a member of Good Shepherd COGIC in New York. Betty
loved shopping, cooking, and planting her flowers. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Boston and Irene Collins, and three brothers, Eddie Lee, Charles,
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: husband, Ernest M. Smith, Sr.; three children, Sonja Collins Moore (Jerry) of Plain Dealing, LA, Alisha Kay Harris (Mack) of Bossier
City, LA, and Ernest M. Smith, Jr., of Coushatta, LA; five stepchildren, Sonya Smith Levi (Benjamin) of Shreveport, LA, Bryon Davis (Belinda) of Wichita, KS, Nicole Smith
Carter of New York City, Deon Smith and Jarvis Smith of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren, Elijah Smith, Kernisha Cole (Antonio) of Marietta, GA, Barakka Smith (Marvin) of Dallas, TX, Darious Collins of Plebo, CO, and Anfreene
Collins of Plain Dealing, LA; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Luster Collins (Melba) of Vivian, LA, and Bobby Collins (Dorothy) of Plain Dealing, LA; and two sisters,
Emania Collins and Lenae Collins of Plain Dealing.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral services following from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Deliverance Temple in Coushatta, LA. Interment: Ford Wilson Cemetery in Plain Dealing, LA.