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March 6, 1939 - April 21, 2021
Bettie Jean Philyaw, 82, passed away on April 21, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana with her lovely granddaughter, Candace, at her side.
Mrs. Philyaw was born on March 6, 1939 in Mansfield, Louisiana. Bettie was born and raised in Mansfield and attended Mansfield High School. She went on to marry the love of her life, Willard Philyaw. They were married for 63 years. Bettie worked for Highland Hospital as a nurses aid and then with Gentiva Home Health as a Home Health Supervisor before she happily retired. Bettie went on to enjoy her retirement and enjoyed spending time with her husband and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and working in her garden with her husband.
Mrs. Philyaw is preceded in death by her mother, Mabelle Temple; husband, Willard Philyaw; and her son, Terry Philyaw. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Allan Philyaw and wife, Sandy; daughter-in- law, Libby Philyaw; grandchildren, Christina Dodd and husband, Peyton Dodd, Candace Philyaw, Jay Philyaw, and Marshall Philyaw; great grandchildren, Gracie and Aubree Dodd; and fur babies, Charlie and Chico.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Summer Grove Cemetery in Shreveport. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Officiating the service will be Brother Troy Phillips.
Honoring Mrs. Philyaw as pallbearers will be Bobby Ainsworth, Tiger Upchurch, Zachary Smith, Peyton Dodd, Jay Philyaw and Kenneth Lloyd. Honorary pallbearer will be Marshall Philyaw.
The family would like to thank Dr. Trey Bacumn and Desire’, and all the wonderful staff and doctors at Christus Highland Medical Center. A special thank you to Bobby and Cindy Ainsworth for all the love and support given to Mrs. Bettie and Candace. A special thank-you to granddaughter, Candace Philyaw, for taking care of her and her husband over the past few years.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.