1924 - 2016 Bettye DeSoto, 92, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. A native and lifelong resident of this area, she was born on May 12, 1924, to Mae Lilly Ezell and Jacob Cornelius Fuller. Bettye was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Denise DeSoto of Beaumont; stepdaughter, Linda Burkhart of Port St. Lucie, Florida; daughter-in-law, Jo Rita West of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Donna Lynn West of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Debra Ann West of Fort Worth; great-grandchild, Savannah West of Fort Worth; lifelong friends, Audrey Morrson of Beaumont and Chandis Hudson of Sulphur, Louisiana; nieces, Kathy Chesser of The Woodlands and Gail Stratz of Morris, Illinois; nephew, Wayne Mize of Dwight, Illinois; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Buford DeSoto; son, James David J.D. West; and sister, Lillian Mize. A gathering of Mrs. DeSoto's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713; or to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 13, 2016