Lizzie M. Bennett Burns Roshong
Lizzie M. Bennett Burns Roshong, 93, of Simpson, LA., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 23, in Orange.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Millner of Calvary Baptist Church, and eulogy will be given by her grandson, Glenn Hughes.
Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Island Cemetery in Simpson.
Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Friday prior to the service.
Lizzie was born May 13, 1918 in Simpson, where she grew up and lived until she moved to Orange, in 2004 to live with her daughter, Loretta Hughes.
She retired from Fort Polk where she worked as a seamstress. She also owned and operated a grocery store in Simpson and worked in a department store in Leesville. She was well known for her homemade biscuits and gravy, dumplings, and corn bread dressing. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She always had a garden and canned fresh vegetables for herself and family.
She was a member of Simpson Baptist Church and Ester #26 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1983 and her husband, Earnest Roshong, served as Worthy Patron. She was a faithful member, joining March 18, 1965, and she served in many offices. She loved quilting and painting ceramics, and meeting with friends and family to work on their projects. She was a very active person, full of love and life and always helping others.
At age 16 she married Charles Jefferson Burns and they had three children.
She is survived by her children, Charles B. Burns and wife Ann, Loretta A. Hughes and husband Jerry, and Ronald J. Burns and wife Janice.
She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Glenn Hughes and wife Debbie, Charles E. Burns, Stephanie Lomonte and husband Frank, Candace Clark, Jennifer Burns, Christi Huber and husband Jim, Melissa Terrell and husband Barry; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.
Local great-grandchildren who spent time with her and were very special to her were Ben and Kayla Hughes.
Also surviving are her sister, Nelda Burns and husband Ross of Orange; and brothers, A.J. Bennett of Shreveport, and A.C. Bennett and wife Virginia of Simpson.
Lizzie is preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Roshong, and granddaughter, Angela Kay Hughes.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Leonard Bennett, Glenn Hughes, Ben Hughes, Charles E. Burns, Mike Shugart, and Michael Braxton.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Lizzie’s longtime caregivers, Terri Lee and Elaine Shaddell.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631-2385.