Betty Jean Matthews

26 juillet 19346 octobre 2021

Betty Jean Matthews, 87, was born July 26,1934 in Natchitoches, LA to the late Stormy Matthews and Prude Jackson. She was called home by her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. She was a long time resident of Sulphur, LA.

She was a longtime faithful member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Sulphur, LA under the leadership of Pastor James Gatewood. She loved her church family dearly. For over 30 years she worked for the Lawton Family. Cooking was her love and she is best at it this side of Heaven!

She was a woman who you could not come in contact with as a stranger and leave the same way. She would embrace you as family after your initial meet. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving son Darryl Wiltz; daughter Victoria Myles; Lifetime Partner, Leroy Ballou,Sr; granddaughter, Alesha Wiltz; Bonus grandson, Isaiah(Daphne) Ballou; extended family, Jack Lawton,Jr , William (Christy) Rene, Gerald Rene, Letha Baker, James Ella Kirkwood and a host of family and friends.

She is proceeded in death by her Son,Dennis Wiltz; Daughter-n-Law, Janell Wiltz; MotheR, Prude Jackson; and Father, Stormy Matthews.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Pastor James Gatewood will officiate. Burial will follow at Perkins Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonsulphurmemorial.com for the Matthews Family.


  • Leroy Ballou, Sr., Special Friend
  • Darryl Wiltz, Son
  • Dennis Wiltz, Son (deceased)
  • Victoria Wiltz Miles, Daughter
  • Janell Wiltz, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Prude Jackson, Mother (deceased)
  • Stormy Matthews, Father (deceased)
  • Alesha Wiltz, Granddaughter

  • Isaiah Ballou, Active Pallbearer
  • Shaquille Sanders, Active Pallbearer
  • Joseph Jordan, Active Pallbearer
  • Kasey French, Active Pallbearer
  • Daphne Ballou, Active Pallbearer
  • Minister Larry Benton, Sr., Active Pallbearer
  • Darryl Wiltz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Rene, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gerald Rene, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Wiltz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe French, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    samedi, 16 octobre , 2021

  • traditional Funeral

    samedi, 16 octobre , 2021

  • Interment

    samedi, 16 octobre , 2021


Betty Jean Matthews


Barbara Stance

14 octobre , 2021

Condolences and prayers to the family! I am sorry for your loss. Ms Betty used to drive us to work when I would go to work with my Aunt Agnes (aka Aunt Duck) at the Lawton’s. She always had a funny story to tell on the ride to/from work. May the family be blessed with many fond memories to cherish.

Cheryl McMahon-Tanton

14 octobre , 2021

Sending our condolences to our Uncle Leroy and the entire bereaved family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the many days ahead.

With Love, the children of Lorena Ballou McMahon and Willie Mae Ballou Spikes