Betty Blackwell

Betty Jo Blackwell

Monday, September 14th, 1942 - Friday, February 19th, 2021
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Funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Jo Blackwell of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe.
Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Holly Ridge, under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends for visitation Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm at the funeral home.

Betty was born September 14, 1942 and passed from this life February 19, 2021 at the age of 78.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy Blackwell; sons, Carson Blackwell, Larry Heiser, Ricky Fannin and Micheal Blackwell; grandsons, Bryan Blackwell and Shawn Biddle; granddaughter, Courtney Gilley;and great great grandson Tommy Joe.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter, Lynn Sanford; four granddaughters, Shanda Easterling and husband Toby, Kelsie Blackwell and significant other, Mingo, Shelly Gaddis, and Melvonia Gaddis; five grandsons, Micheal, Jr. Jeremy, Ricky, James, and Eddie; six great grandchildren, Nathan and significant other Katelin, Tyler, Amber, Austin, Chandler, and Waylyn; four great great grandchildren, Amelia, Kearsyn, Nash, and Kalaynie Joe.

A special niece, Pauline Greer and special friend, Donna Baker, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers serving include Toby Easterling, Nate Easterling, Tyler Easterling, Richard Baker, Kenneth Kenly, and Steven Kenly.

Honorary Pallbearers include Mingo Zuniga, James Blasingame, Chandler Herring, Dusty Kenly, and Jeff Kenly.

Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe
    911 Warren Drive
    WEST MONROE, LA 71291
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 1:00pm
    Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe
    911 Warren Drive
    WEST MONROE, LA 71291
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 |
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
    Bethel Cemetery-Rayville
    429 Highway 3048
    RAYVILLE, LA 71269
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Private Condolence

Judy Silk

Posted at 09:06pm
Not only my Aunt but also my friend. I will always hold you close to my heart. Love and miss you everyday.
Funny story: We went to a Willie Nelson concert, our favorite singer, and afterwards we stopped at McDonalds to
grab a bite or at least we thought. Upon entering we decided to visit the restroom. When we came out, no one was inside,
lights out, doors locked. We looked at each other and said "yep, we going to jail", then we begin laughing so hard. About that
time we heard a noise, it was the manager, she was in the office all that time. We all laughed, the joke was on us. Needless to say,
we left without food but, we had a good time. Memories! There are many more but I will keep them to myself, somethings should
stay silent. Aunt Betty Jo, one of a kind, I would not have traded being your niece for anything in this world.

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