Betty Jane Parsons, 81, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont following an illness.
Born July 21, 1933 in Bald Knob, Ar. to Lonnie Aldridge and Nettie Bell (Rooks) Aldridge, she was a resident of Orange since December of 1966, she was a member of the Little Cypress Baptist Church and she worked as a Supervisor for the Bealls Store in Orange. Mrs. Parsons was very involved in her church, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ; sang in the choir and assisted in many capacities. She had a very strong work ethic and was an early riser. She enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. She will be remembered for her cooking and her family will most fondly remember her biscuits. Her children shared that she raised them with a strong hand and she cherished taking care of many of her family.
Mrs. Parsons is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Floyd Parsons, and her sisters, Polly Aldridge, Eileen Hiler and Wanda Thompson.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Linda Owens and husband, Gary of Orange and Tammie Falls and husband, Robert of Orangefield; sons, Billy Parsons and wife, Doris of Mauriceville, Terry Parsons and wife, Tricia of Village Mills and Kenneth Parsons and wife, Priscilla of Orange; mother of two of her grandchildren, Janice Reeves of Orange; 10 grandchildren, Brad Parsons, Brandi Moore, Bryan Parsons, Jennifer Parsons, Brooke Andradem Becky Book, Aaron Parsons, Ethan Parsons, Meeghan Haley and Braedon Falls; 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and members of her extended family.
Services to remember and honor her life will be at 2:30 P.M. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Dustin Guidry, with First Baptist Church in Groves. Rite of committal and interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
A gathering of Mrs. Parsons family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Sunday at the funeral home.
Honoring Mrs. Parsons as pallbearers are Brad Parsons, Bryan Parsons, Aaron Parsons, Ethan Parsons, Braedon Falls and Jeff Book
Condolences may be listed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.