Betty Summitt

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Funeral services for Betty Summitt, 81, of Anacoco
will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, with Rev. Joe Merchant officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 20, and from 8 a.m. until the time of services on Nov. 21, in the chapel.
Betty, the daughter of Harry Moore and Stella Jane Bills Taylor, was born June 9, 1932, in Ranger, Texas. She
passed away Nov. 17, 2013, at her residence in Anacoco.
Ms. Betty was an elementary school teacher, taught piano lessons and was the Choir Pianist for Anacoco High School from 1973-1977. She was a member of the Crystal Springs Baptist
church and served as the pianist. She loved spending time volunteering for Helping Hands and West Central Volunteers. She was an active member of the Kurthwood Homemakers club.
Ms. Betty was initiated in to the Orange Chapter No. 224 Order
of the Eastern Star on Sept. 2, 2003. She was a member of Orange Chapter No. 224, Mt. Carmel No. 3, Sabine Chapter No. 171, and Converse Chapter No. 218. She served as district organist and organist for the Esther Chapter in Leesville, and the
installing organist for Chapter in District 11. She served as Worthy Matron of the Mt. Carmel Chapter No. 3 from 2010-11. From 2011-12 she served as the Grand Organist for the state of Louisiana, and District Deputy Grand Matron for District 9 from
Sitting on a table in Ms. Betty’s living room is a brightly colored sign that says “Live, Laugh, Love.” What a perfect description of who she was and how she lived. After losing her husband Bill in 2003, she chose to stand up and
live and blessed her friends and family with 10 amazing years. She and Bill met in college and married 1955 in La Rochelle, France and proceeded to live and travel across the United States and the world, raising three boys in the process, laughing
all the way. And as for love, anyone who knew Ms. Betty knew that love was all she had to give and she gave all that she had. And of these, the greatest is love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Summitt.
is survived by her sons, Jim Summitt and wife, Kayla of Anacoco, Jerry Summitt of Conway, Ark., and Steve Summitt and wife Lisa of Hattiesburg, Miss.; grandchildren, Jennifer Chaney & husband, Lance of Anacoco, Jessica Poteet and husband Jared of
DeRidder, Kyle Summitt of Anacoco, and Josh Summitt of Conway, Ark.; and great-grandchildren, Ashylnn Chaney, Rylee Summitt, Caleb Chaney, Tylar Summitt, Logan Poteet and Ace Poteet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Helping Hands Storefront Ministries and The Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Summitt family at