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Leta R. Batson


Leta Rembert Covington Batson, 91, wife of deceased Dr. Hiram Watkins Kostmayer Batson, died peacefully on November 17 at 8:45 PM in Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland, Mississippi.

She was born in Summit, Mississippi, and was the daughter of the late Edward Gordon Covington, Sr. and the late Mazie Willis Covington of Summit. She is the sister of the late Edward Gordon Covington, Jr. of Summit, Mississippi and Frances Covington Loyd of Shreveport, Louisiana.

She was a 1943 graduate of Sophie Newcomb College where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She was also a lifetime member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliary, East Jefferson Hospital Auxiliary, Metairie Woman's Club and received the Outstanding Woman of the year in 2001-2002. She was a member of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church in Madison, MS.

She is survived by 3 sons, Gordon Theodore Batson and his wife, Judy, of Madison, MS; James Covington Batson and his wife, Nancy, of Ridgeland, MS; Thomas Bryan Batson and his wife, Christie, of Gulfport, MS; and a daughter, Leta Marion Batson Branch and her husband, Charles, of Ponchatoula, LA. She has 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death is a grandson, Christopher Andrew Branch of Ponchatoula, LA.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 24th, at 2:00 PM in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Dr. Hiram W. K. Batson Trust Fund, Department OB-GYN, Tulane University Medical School, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112.


Published in Clarion Ledger on Nov. 21, 2013
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