Betty Jo Scott Smith
Betty Jo Scott Smith passed away February 6, 2016. Visitation was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City. Memorial services immediately followed at 11:30 a.m. Officiating was Reverend Ken Norton.
Betty Smith was born in Shreveport, LA, on February 3, 1937. She married her childhood sweetheart, Milton, and the two spent 62 happy years together. Milton and Betty lived in various cities across the country before ultimately residing in Bossier City, Louisiana for the last 38 years. This is where she lived, worked, and cared for her family.
Betty was a beautiful, gentle person with a caring heart. She built a loving home for her husband and three daughters. Over the years, she embodied strength, wisdom, and a generous spirit that was always felt by her family and friends.
Betty enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. She also loved canning fresh vegetables from her bountiful garden. Spending time and being “Mammaw” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled her heart with great joy.
Betty’s faith played a tremendous role in her life. She was a founding member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City. She was an active supporter of church fundraisers and mission projects. Words cannot express how much joy and appreciation she felt for her Sunday school group, “Friendship Class”, and Betty adored all the time she spent with her church family. No matter what life difficulties came along over the years, Betty’s faith remained strong and never wavered. Those in her presence could always feel her love and strength.
Her husband, Milton Ingram Smith, preceded Betty in death. Also, her parents, Clifton and Christine Scott, her brother, Eugene Scott, and sisters, Shirley Igna and Patricia Thomas. She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Salvail, Diane Salvail, Peggy Hamiter, and her sister, Elsie Benson. She is survived by her six grandchildren, Jennifer Martin, and husband Dan, Jeffrey Salvail, and wife Laurie, Stephane McCrary, and husband Patrick, Carrie West, and husband Nick, Scott Salvail, and wife Lauren, Nathan Salvail, and nine great-grandchildren.
Betty was especially grateful to her hospice nurse, Brenda Davis, and the family extends a special thank you to her physicians, Dr. Turakhia and Dr. San Pedro.
The family suggests memorials be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111, or to Hope for the Homeless, 2350 Levy St., Shreveport, LA, 71103.
“Till then, my sweet, think of me now and then. God, speed my love ’til you are mine again.” – Andy Williams
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