Betty June Myers

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Betty June Myers

Betty June Myers, 82, long time resident of Alexandria, passed away on June 1, 2014 at Cornerstone Village South Retirement Home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 4 at First Baptist Church in Lafayette with burial at Alexandria Memorial Gardens to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend David Boothe, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

Mrs. Myers was born June 2, 1931, in Birmingham, Alabama to Ledger Simpson and Lorraine Wilkinson. In recent years she became acquainted with her extended family in Alabama, an event that brought her great pleasure. After the sudden death of her father when she was 3 years old, she and her mother moved to Houston, where she completed high school at Reagan High School in 1950. While in high school she became acquainted with the Myers brothers. She had her heart stolen by the youngest, Charles Robert (Bob) Myers, whom she married October 2, 1952. She had three sons and excelled at motherhood, always having her sons' best interest at heart. After her youngest began school, she started a career as an office manager, bookkeeper, realtor and secretary at various businesses in Alexandria. Her family was her primary interest and greatest joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles Robert (Bob) Myers; her mother, Lorraine Wilkinson Taylor; her father, Ledger Simpson; and several half-brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons, Dr. Charles (Larry) Myers and his wife, Dr. Deborah Myers; Robert Paul Myers and his wife Patricia; and David Edward Myers and his wife, Lisa. She had seven grandchildren, Robbie Myers and wife, Anne; Christy Lassiter; James Myers and wife Marie; Brian Myers; William Myers: Ryan Myers and Grace Myers. She also had five great grandchildren: Christopher Myers, Emma Myers, Cody Myers, and Tyler and Ethan Lassiter. She is also survived by her half-sister, Maureen Johnson; and nephew Ron Johnson and wife, Katherine.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church in Lafayette beginning one hour prior to the service. The family invites Alexandria friends to attend graveside services at Alexandria Memorial Gardens after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a that reminds you of June and her long, productive and fruitful life.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Myers, Brian Myers, William Myers, Marvin Savoie, Noble Mosby, David Mitchell, Dan McKay, III, Steve Johnson and Sean Voda.

To extend online condolences to the Myers family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com

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Published in The Town Talk on June 3, 2014
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