Betty Jean “Erwin” Childress, 83, of Joaquin

Betty Jean “Erwin” Childress, 83, of Joaquin, passed away May 28, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Hiram Melton officiating.  Interment will follow at Lone Cedar Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Mrs. Childress was born April 12, 1935, in Tenaha, to James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin.  She enjoyed reading, crafting, sewing, working in her flower beds, and operating HAM radios with her late husband.  Mrs. Childress was a member of Lone Cedar Baptist Church.


She is survived by

Daughter: Cindy Jean Adams and husband, Robert, of Shreveport, Louisiana


Brother: Jack Erwin and wife, Alma, of Liberty, Texas


Sister-in-law: Irada Oates of Joaquin, Texas


Nieces and Nephews:

Glenn Oates of Joaquin

Nita and Ricky Lawrence

Sherry and Dennis Scruggs

Carter Erwin

Brad Erwin


Special friend and loving caregiver: Shirley Bledsoe of Joaquin, Texas


Numerous other cousins, great nieces and nephews, and other family members


Preceded in death by

Husband: James Emmett Childress

Parents: James Arthur Erwin and Ruby Emma Goolsby Erwin

Sister: Iris Woosley

Brothers: James Erwin, Paul Fredrick Erwin


Pallbearers will be Glenn Oates, Matthew Mettauer, Nathan Phelps, Dennis Scruggs, Mike Lawson, John Paul Lawson and Robert Adams. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lone Cedar Baptist Church or American Lung Association. 


A special thank you to the staff of DeSoto Regional Family Medical Center of Logansport, Louisiana for their help and support to the family.


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