Funeral services for Ms. Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Collins will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Father Thomas Lijo will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.
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Mary Elizabeth Collins was born June 4, 1954 in Bastrop to the union of Minnie Olivia Madison Chandler and Joe Will Chandler. She passed away peacefully on March 26, 2014 at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. Betsy was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crossett, Ark. and a former millwright with Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill in Crossett. She loved animals, especially dogs and enjoyed needlework and gardening. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joe Chandler.
Betsy is survived by her son, Raymond Blanchard of Bastrop; two sisters, Ruby Courson and husband Danny of Bastrop and Jean Busby and husband Steve of West Monroe; a brother, Jimmy Chandler and wife Lynette of West Monroe; five nieces, Amanda White and husband Heath of Marshall, Texas, Holli Courson and husband Poketa Bell of Bastrop, Terri Cons and husband Rafael of Bastrop, Katherine Busby of Pensecola, Fla., and Sherry Ann Hughes of West Monroe; four nephews, Joseph Chandler and wife Wendy of West Monroe, Joe Chandler, Jr. of Tallulah, Robert Chandler of Monroe and Daniel Courson and wife Donna of Sterlington; and twelve great nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Courson, Rafael Cons, Chris Keating, Gary Lowery, Scotty Lowery and Joseph Chandler.
Cox Funeral Homes
611 N Washington St
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2014