Betty Ann Wilson Theriot, 77, of the Fairmount Community near Hemphill, died Friday morning in the Sabine County Hospital. She was born in Haynesville, LA, to James E. and Jewell Laraine Skelton Ray. Before moving from Orange to Fairmount in 1995, she was church secretary of the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Ann is a member of the Fairdale Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Sam Theriot of Fairmount; her daughters, Toni Dyer and her fiancé Kenneth Mann, Simmye Griffin and her husband Andy, and Beth Brown and her husband Tony, all of Orange; her step-children, Cathy, Rebecca, Dorothy and Alan; her grandchildren, Andrew Griffin, Rebecca Richard, Benjamin and Daniel Perry, and six great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister Helen Knight of Trinity, her brother Jim Ray and his wife Janelle of Rockwall, and all her nieces and nephews who were like her children.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Wilson and her grandson Jacob Paul Griffin.

Our Mom was beloved by her family and all those who knew her. She showed mercy to others, was kind humble, gentle and patient.

Visitation will begin at noon Monday, Nov. 12, in the Fairdale Baptist Church, Fairmount, until service time at 1:00 PM in the church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery.