VILLE PLATTE-Funeral Services will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Saturday, March 30, 2019, for Betty F. Reed, 79, who passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Ville Platte, LA surrounded by her loved ones.
Father Blake Dubroc will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct all funeral services.
Entombment will take place in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.
Betty F. Reed was born in Ville Platte, LA on December 22, 1939 to Louis S. Fontenot and Ollie Ardoin Fontenot. A lifelong resident of Ville Platte, Betty was a devout catholic and an active parishioner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and was a weekly Eucharistic Adorer at the adoration chapel. She was an amazing mom and loved taking care of her family and friends. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Jimmy A. Reed, Jr. of Ville Platte, Billy Reed of Ville Platte, Chris Reed and wife Natalie of Lafayette, Joey Reed and wife Krista of Lafayette, Greg Reed of Baton Rouge, and Kenny Reed of Baton Rouge; daughters, Cindy Soileau and husband Jody of Ville Platte and Cathy Reed of Lake Charles; 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; and sisters, Vine Mayeaux of Washington, La. and Dee Watt of Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, James A. Reed; and brother, Nelson Fontenot.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Chuck Ortego at 6:00 PM Friday. Visitation will resume on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM until time of Service.
The Reed family would like to acknowledge the tender care given to Mrs. Betty by her caregiver Natalie Reed and Hospice of Acadiana during her final days.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Reed family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
I'm so sorry for your loss. We weren't meat to deal with death. Soon there will be a time when death will be no more. The Bible states that God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4. Yes, death will be gone. But what will happen to the ones who have already died? "There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. So we have a real hope of being reunited with our loved ones, John 5:28-29. Have you ever wondered why we grow old and die in the first place? The Bible answers that at Genesis 3:17-19 and Romans 5:12. You can also find more answers to questions like these at www.jw.org. Best regards, friend.
JoslynVille Platte, LA
My deepest condolences for all of you in Mrs. Betty's family. She was a wonderful example of a vibrant, talented mother. It was special to be a Reed growing up on Reed Street. I enjoyed many visits down the road to visit your Reed family. 😁
Cindy, my elementary 4-H memories are full of joy because of the support from your Mom. May God take her swiftly to Heaven. And may God bless all of you.
Brenda Reed JoubertArnaudville, LA
So sorry for your loss Jimmy. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Many of her friends as well as your Dad will welcome her.
I will be in prayer for your family.
Carmalete ManuelMamou, LA
Dear Lord, Bless and Comfort Mrs. Betty's family and friends in this time of grief. Joey and Kenny, I am so, so. sorry for you loss.
Theodore J. JordenVille Platte, LA
so sorry to all the reed family. only met betty once and thought you had a nice mom
geri and emery hebertlake charles, LA
Mark LaFleurVille Platte, LA
You will be missed Mrs. Betty, everyone will be in our prayers.
Carmin VallejoCollege Station, TX
My heart breaks for your loss, but is joyful knowing of the place of Salvation that Jesus made possible. May you all have peace which passes all human understanding during this time of sorrow. Love ya!
Debbie FletcheLake Charles, LA
Your Mom will be welcomed by all the people that have gone before her.
Those people will all be there for her to see her wings appear as she is an angel. Fly high Ms. Betty and watch the wonderful family you and your Husband have created through the grace of God. Praying for you and your family. Amen.
Cindy DoyleVille Platte, LA, LA
On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.
Ardoin's Funeral HomeVille Platte, LA