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Betty Thigpen

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betty louise thigpen SPRING, TX. - Betty Louise Thigpen died here on November 29th.
Born October 20, 1931, in Vivian, LA, she was the daughter of Elmer D. Thomas and Ruth Green Thomas. She was married to Onie D. Thigpen for 56 years. They spent the early years of their marriage in Shreveport, LA, and moved to the Houston area 35 years ago.
She was a caring person and had a genuine love for people and especially for her family. She was a devoted wife to her husband whom she loved dearly since the age of 15. She followed her life's calling by being the "total mom." She was a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church where she formed many close relationships with her Sunday School class.
Surviving members of the family are her loving husband, O.D. Thigpen, her son, David Bartlett of Shreveport, LA, her daughter, Sharon Callahan of The Woodlands, TX, her sister, Juanita Tillery of Houston, TX and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10a.m.on Tuesday, December 4th at Champion Forest Baptist Church.
Interment will take place in a private graveside service on Wednesday, December 5th at the Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, LA where many of her family members are buried.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 2, 2012
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