Betty Lou McDonald Brister, 85, of Orange, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Parish Cemetery in Orange. Serving as Pallbearers will be Dicky Perry, Leo Perry, Jr., Robert Lovelace, Peyton Choate, Dirk McDonald and Wade Griffin.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Born in Beaumont on Febr. 22, 1928, Betty was the daughter of Walter and Essie (Funchess) McDonald. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church and loved her family dearly. Betty will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond O. Brister; and brother, Jimmy McDonald. Betty is survived by her son, Ronnie Wayne Brister and wife, Donna of Buna; and daughter, Sandra Davis and husband, John of Orange.
Betty is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Park and husband, Adam, Jordyn Davis, Devyn Davis, Cullen Davis; great-grandchildren, Sarah Park, Chloe Park; brothers, Harold G. McDonald and wife, Audrey of Orange, Wayne McDonald and wife, Myrna of Newton, Jerry W. McDonald and wife, Mary of Orange; sister, Delores Watson of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews.