Opelousas- A Funeral Service for, Ella Elizabeth “Betty” Litton, will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Opelousas; with visitation being held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the church. Father Pete Smith and Canon John Bedingfield will conduct the services. Burial will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, LA.
Betty, age 96, passed away on August 14, 2018, at Opelousas General Health System.
Betty had a wonderful life and always enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to travel, particularly cruising, and was scheduled to cruise during Mardi Gras next year.
She was recently told that she was to be inducted this year into the St. Landry Parish Women Hall of Fame. She had written a few words in anticipation of this honor that described her feelings. “I have been very fortunate in my life—first being adopted by loving parents—my marriage to George Litton for over 50 years—my loving daughter Susan—and my good health. I have had good lasting friends. I thank God every day for my health, my supportive friends and living for 96 years. How he has blessed me every day of my life.”
Betty was very involved in her church family. She served on the Vestry, as a Sunday School Teacher and was also involved on the Diocesan level as Acadiana Convocation Chairman for several years. She coordinated the church’s card parties as well as the chicken salad sandwich sale.
She enjoyed playing bridge and mahjong and just being with friends. She was a hospital volunteer for over 28 years at Doctors Hospital and Opelousas General Hospital, primarily volunteering in outpatient surgery and the surgery waiting room.
She was a member of the Garden Club, the Women’s Service League and many other organizations.
She was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and was a “Purple Jacket” and a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She graduated from LSU in January of 1943 with a degree in social work.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Litton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Litton; and her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Guillory
Pallbearers will be David Romagosa, John Romagosa, Felix Pavy, Edmond Pavy, Robert Guillory and Scooter Hiller.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Lori Gautreaux and her staff, as well as the Emergency Room Department at Opelousas General. Also, a special thanks to her loving caregivers Rose Chenier, Velma Coleman, Sandra Jolivette and Clarnette Chenier.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund or the Opelousas Cerebral Palsy Clinic.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Susan, I found out just this morning that your mother had gone to meet your Dad. They were both such fine people and I had the pleasure of knowing them. I loved traveling with all of you. Rest in comfort that you are in my prayers.
Pat RabalaisOpelousas, LA
I am so very sorry for your loss. The hope that the Bible gives for ones that we have lost can be a true comfort. God's Son, Jesus Christ, likened death to a deep sleep. All those who have fallen asleep in death will be woken up in a beautiful resurrection. You will be able to hold your precious Mr Anthony and you will never have to fear letting him go again. This is a promise from God! (John 5:28, 29; 11:11,14; Job 33:25) Jw.org
Susan, I'm sorry for your lost of a great mother lost of a great human being.
James DoucetEunice, LA
There are people who have touched my life as a young child , young adult and even now. Ms Betty was one of those people! What a celebration of a life well lived! Thank you M's Betty always setting the standard of what a woman should be. Susan, what a Legacy. Love and comfort to you .
Christened LafleurChurch Point, LA
Susan, So sorry to hear about your mom. Such a wonderful person. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Monita ReedKrotz Springs, LA
Susan please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your wonderful mother. What a life she had. You are in my thoughts and prayers this day.
Charles BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
SUSAN: BETTY WAS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST PEOPLE
TO EVER LIVE IN OPELOUSAS. SHE WAS SUCH
A KIND AND RESPECTED LADY. SHE WILL BE'
MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER
MALCOLM MILLEROPELOUSAS, LA
Dearest Susan, my most sincere sympathy. Your mom had a charmed and blessed life, a result of her lovely nature and her deep faith. Having lost my mother only a few months ago, I feel your loss.
Melanie and Larry VidrineVille Platte, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was sad to hear of your Mom's death. I guess you know how privileged we were to have our parents with us for so long a time. You were certainly blessed with "Mr." George and "Miss" Betty.
Now you have two angels watching over you from above.
Carolyne Dunbar DeJeanOpelousas, LA