Betty Ann Concienne Verret

March 18, 1934 ~ October 15, 2011

Betty Ann Concienne Verret, 77, was called home on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Mrs. Verret was born in Patterson, Louisiana on March 18, 1934 and moved to Centerville, LA at the age of 3. She then moved to Lake Charles in 1960. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church where she belonged to the Catholic Daughters.

She loved to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Verret loved gardening and had an endless love for Elvis. She was a generous lady who never met a stranger. Mrs. Verret will be missed by many and truly blessed by the ones she touched.

Mrs. Verret is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald Rodney Verret; two sons, Donald Anthony Verret and wife Donna and Keith James Verret; one daughter, Kathy Ann Johnson and husband Mike, all of Lake Charles; mother, Agnes Bartel of Lafayette; one sister, Brenda Miller of Lafayette; and eight grandchildren, Justin Verret, Christopher Johnson, Derek Verret, Amanda Jurgens, Caldon Olmsted, Patrick Johnson, Chace Olmsted, and Hannah Clements; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Concienne, Sr. and her brother, Howard Concienne, Jr.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. The Rev. Scott Conner will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Garden Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made by mail to the Alzheimer's Association, 3717 Government St., Ste #7, Alexandria, LA 71302 or by phone, 318-619-8383.

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  1. Don,May you sense the Lord's loving arms around in your time of loss. Know that for people of faith there is healing in death. You are in our prayers.

  2. I am so saddened to hear this news today. Miss Betty was like another Mother to me growing up and I will miss her greatly. I have such good memories of us all together on 13th St. We were all such good friends and neighbors. I fondly remember her gingerbread, corn and shrimp soup,the poodles, the Barbie clothes she made with such love, picking us up from school in that black and white car, her always being barefoot in the yard, good times and good stories …..such a long time ago. May God bless and keep you, Don, Keith, Kathy, and Donnie. My heart goes out to you all. I am just so sorry…..

  3. I am so sorry that I can not be there with all of you. We have always been a close family and been there for each other. Nannie was there through the years and was such a big part of our lives. A few memories that make me smile… Nannie, Kathy, Mom and I saturday morning shopping trips, garage sales..early birds get the best stuff and Nannie did not like to pass a garage sale and not stop no matter what time, lunch at Casa Manana whenever we could, Nannie never at a loss for words. There are so many memories that will be cherished forever. I can not imagine going back to Lake Charles and not seeing her. We will miss Nannie and are missing all of you now. We love you…Tam, Neil, Whitney and Dorian


  5. Maw Maw Betty was so very special to me! I will miss her greatly! I would stop just about every time I would drive through Lake Charles because if she heard I was coming through she surely was going to have a syurp cake ready for me! She was a very special person who touched many peoples lives! SHE WILL BE MISSED!

  6. Your Mom was like a Mother to me and she had a very special place in my heart. I will forever miss her, God Bless her Soul. We shared many wonderful memories and I will hold them in my heart forever. You will all be in my prayers. Much love and many Blessings.

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