We are celebrating the life of Betty Lou Copeland Woodson, wife, Mama, Nonnie, Betty Boo, and friend to many! She was born on March 20, 1936, in Cheneyville, Louisiana and received her eternal healing on August 8, 2019, at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.
Betty lived life to the fullest. She was a faithful servant of Christ and was involved in many ministries to spread the gospel of Jesus to others. She was always up for going shopping, traveling, gardening, spending time with her family, playing a game of Skip-Bo or Phase 10, decorating her house for the holidays, hosting epic events, and most often making her “famous” homemade buttermilk biscuits that so many have enjoyed.
Her favorites were her family. She loved each of us so well. She was our example of a godly woman, always praying for us, supporting us, encouraging us, and keeping us in line. She was full of godly wisdom. She was always right beside us celebrating our accomplishments, crying and hugging us when our hearts were hurting, encouraging us to be the very best version of ourselves, and threatening to hurt anyone who crossed us (though she’d never hurt anyone).
Betty had many gifts and was always a talented crafter: painting, flower arranging, decorating, making wreaths, sewing, cooking, and canning. Some of her favorite times was creating art with her hands. She was never idle, always moving and doing.
Her favorite flower was a yellow rose, her favorite meal was breakfast, her favorite food was rice, and she put Tabasco on everything. She knew what she liked and stayed true to that.
Betty was proceeded in death by her father, Johnny Leroy Copeland, mother, Eva Mae Green Copeland, brothers W.C. “Booger” Copeland and Leon Copeland, her sister, Diane Copeland Falgout, her nephew Donald Copeland, and her best friend, Dorothy “Dot” Fowler.
Those left to remember her are her husband of 63 years, Monroe Alvinel “Woody” Woodson; 3 daughters, Adonica “Donnie” Woodson, Guenell Woodson Whitstine, Prudence Woodson Budemer (Jeff), 5 grandchildren, Amanda Whitstine Wiggins (Ryan), Tanner Whitstine (Morgan), Jared Sandifer (Jessica), Bailey Budemer, and Carson Budemer; 5 great grandchildren, Bankston, Beckett, Addie, Ella Claire, and Ava; her sister, Rebecca “Becky” Bowen (C.E.), her brother George “Tet” Copeland (Peggy), and a ton of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Her family would like to thank Dr. A. Craig Pearce and staff, Dr. Amy Griffin, Dr. Maury Morrison, Dr. Gary Smith, Dr. Juan Soliven, and the staff on 6th North and in ICU at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital for caring for her with dignity and respect. We thank our friends and family that called, texted, prayed, and stopped by to support us during this time.
Betty finished well because she rested in the promise of her Savior Jesus Christ that in Him she would be made whole.