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Betty Jane Newman

July 18, 1936 ~ December 20, 2010

Betty Jane Newman, 74, of Lake Charles died at 10:45 PM on Monday, December 20, 2010 in a Lafayette hospital.


Mrs. Newman was born on July 18, 1936 in Gueydan, LA. She was a graduate of Sulphur High School. She became a nurse's assistant at Christus St. Patrick Hospital and retired after over 40 years of employment. Mrs. Newman attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary and of the American Legion, 0208 John C. Bowden Post in Vinton, LA.


She enjoyed many things in life especially fishing, crocheting, and caring for her plants. Her greatest passion were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Those left to cherish her memory are a sister, Loretta Fontenot; a son-in-law, David Thibodeaux; three grandchildren, Craig, Curt, and Cody Thibodeaux; and three great grandchildren, Tucker, Bailey, and Haven Thibodeaux all of Lake Charles.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernice and Lena Weekley; her husband, LeRoy Newman; and a daughter, Patty Thibodeaux.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon George Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of services.

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  1. Although I never met Mrs Newman,I know Cody how very much she meant to you. She was such a blessing to you and you love her deeply.I am praying for you and your family that Holy Spirit our comforter will comfort you all and encourage and encourage you in this time of sorrow. Jesus said to fear not that he was going to heaven to prepare a place for us that where He was we would be with him. Remember you are walking through this valley and Jesus is with you every step Psalm 23.My mother passed right before Christmas so I know a little bit of how you must feel.Love you Cody.

  2. I am sorry for the great loss of Aunt Betty. She was such a caring woman. I admired her for everything she did. She was such a strong person. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Loretta,David kids I am so very sorry for your loss. Just remember God does not give us anything that we cannot endure. Betty is finally where she wants needs to be with her parents, husband daughter. May all there love shine down upon you all. She was a very caring women to her family friends. You are all in my prayers. GOD be with you all in this time of sorry.

  4. My prayers go out to Aunt Betty's grandsons who love her so dearly. I do know she is having a glorious reunion with Uncle Leroy and Patty, just in time for Christmas. She is in a much better place.

  5. You know what I'll miss most. All the cookies and sweets she always made. Mawmaw Betty was so great to all that she met and loved. She never hesitated to help anyone in need. My condolences go out to the family as it was so close to the holiday season. But one can only imagine all the glory and praise that she is now endoring as she walks with the Lord, right along side her husband and daughter who is also greatly missed.


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