Betty Biggerstaff

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Betty Sue Collins Biggerstaff, 74, of Nacogdoches, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, in Nacogdoches. She was born on Feb. 8, 1940, in Nacogdoches, the daughter of Curtis Ellis Collins and Gertrude Bradberry Collins. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches with Rev. James Boatman and Dr. Allen Reed officiating. A private entombment will take place following the service at the Mausoleum of Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Betty, or "BB" as her grandchildren called her, was raised and grew up in Nacogdoches County and graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1958. She received her BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1961. While at SFA, she was a member of the Pine Burr Club, which is now the Chi Omega Sorority. During her time at SFA, she also met the love of her life, and her husband of 52 years, Joe Biggerstaff, and they were married on June 21, 1961, in Nacogdoches. Betty was talented in many areas, but most of all she was an accomplished pianist. Her network of family and friends was very important to her, and she spent many hours doing genealogy research, keeping in touch with family, friends and grandchildren on the Internet, and writing encouraging notes and thank-you’s to those closest to her. Betty was very active in her church and her community. A very faithful member of First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, she was a member of the Fireside Sunday school class. Having a servants’ heart towards the Lords’ work, she taught the junior high and high school Sunday school classes for many years. Her community involvement encompassed being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Eastern Star and Chi Omega. Betty is survived by her husband, Joe Biggerstaff of Nacogdoches; daughters, Angie Cadman and her husband, Phillip, of Nacogdoches, and Dovie Carrell and her husband, Phil, of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Margaret Cathrine Cadman, Russell Curtis Carrell and William Collin Carrell. She is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Gertrude Collins. Pallbearers will include Collin Carrell, Russell Carrell, Tony Rector, Randy Rector, Jeff Rector, and Monte Rector. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Cadman, Phil Carrell, Ray Hardy and Mark Simmons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Betty’s name to the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches or to the Nacogdoches Treatment Center. The family of Mrs. Biggerstaff is being served by Laird Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, please visit Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 2, 2014