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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
Betty Pickett

Betty Omega Pickett (Harris)

Friday, September 11th, 1931 - Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Memorial services for Betty Pickett will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana with Rev. Kevin Paul officiating. The burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball, Louisiana, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana.

Betty Pickett, age 87, of Ball, Louisiana, entered eternal rest peacefully, on Tuesday, August13, at Oak Haven Nursing home. Betty fought a long courageous battle with heart disease and breast cancer. Her faith in Christ and determination has been a witness to us all.

She graduated high school from Eudora High School in Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas where she was voted “Campus Beauty”, “Campus Sweetheart”, and “Sweetest Girl”.

Betty was lovingly known as “Mama” to her children and “Memaw” to her 15 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty’s teaching career always focused on helping young women and men. She was an elementary school teacher and spent over 25 years teaching school and supporting her husband John Pickett at the Louisiana Training Institute (L.T.I.) in Ball, LA for girls.

Betty loved to read, plant flowers, watch her birds and just “visit”. She had an infectious laugh and loved to dance the jitterbug. She was fiercely protective and proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them dearly. She loved scripture, deep discussion, and was a good listener. She was a loving and dedicated wife to her husband for over 63 years. She taught us all how to love well especially in her last years taking care of her husband. She loved being an active member at Pinehurst Baptist Church in Ball, beginning in 1963 until she was unable to. Her prayers, letters, late night talks, and confidence in Jesus Christ always brought her family through the tough times to the very end and will stand as a legacy to us all. Her last words to her children were, “God has been so good to give us all to each other.”

She is preceded in death by her husband John Pickett, her parents, Samuel David Harris II and Carrie Beatrice Adcock Harris; sisters, Anna Fae Harris Barkley and Marguerite Harris Hendrix.

She is survived by her three children, Karen Williford, Johnny Pickett (Susan) and James Pickett (Jennifer); one brother, Samuel David Harris III; grandchildren, Kevin Williford, Chris Williford, Seth Williford (Shawna), Kelsey Williford, Bradley Pickett (Samantha), Justin Pickett (Peyton), Madeline Pickett, “JD” James David Pickett; great grandchildren, Reese, Riley, Maddie, Roston, Aidyn, Gavin and Noah.

Flowers may be sent to Gallagher Funeral home or donations be made to Pinehurst Baptist Church, 484 Daniels Rd., Ball, Louisiana.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Service

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Kevin Paul
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA
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    Graveside burial will be held at 9:30 a.m.


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Posted at 12:43pm
With our heartfelt condolences, we're praying for your family during this time of grieving and rejoicing she's in the loving arms of Jesus.
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James & Maria Pickett

Posted at 09:36pm
John and Betty marriage was made in Heaven. Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit put a package together that we can only imagine how many lives were changed and introduced to our Savior Jesus Christ, stories that are still been cherished by various individuals thru the years .
We have missed John and now already missing Betty. Their soft and caring voices over the telephone and actually getting to talk to them personally and being love by both and spoiled by both and loving every minute of it . These two saints are enjoying each other in Heaven. Karen, Johnny and James are fortunate to have Godly l parents like John and Betty

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Posted at 10:03am
With love and prayers , Aunt Lela , David, Mark, John and Joe
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Mary Weatherly

Posted at 09:16am
We sure will miss Aunt Betty. Growing up I always saw her smile and laughter. Cherish the times we were with her. Dad is lost without his sister. Prayers to all of you

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