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Beeta Rachal Pridgen

February 18, 1933November 13, 2020
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Beeta Rachal Pridgen, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Arlington, TX following a brief illness on Nov. 13, 2020.

Visitation and funeral service will be held at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, November 24, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11am and funeral service at 11am. Burial will be at 1pm at the DFW National Cemetery.

Beeta was born in Montrose, LA, to John Dennis Rachal and Elvina Marie (LaCaze) on Feb. 18, 1933. When she was five years old, she along with her parents and four brothers moved to Natchitoches, LA which became her hometown.

Beeta met and married her husband, Harold, in 1964. He was in the United States Air Force. They and their four children were stationed at several military bases in the U.S.and in 1968 were stationed in Naples, Italy for 2 years. After Harold's retirement from the USAF they returned home to Natchitoches to take care of aging parents and raise their two youngest children. In 2000, she and Harold moved from Natchitoches to Arlington, TX to be near children and grandchildren.

Beeta was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She was an amazing cook and when you visited her home, you never left hungry. She loved to crochet and sew and shared her many finished projects with family and friends.

Beeta was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Harold Eugene Pridgen, Sr. in 2007; her parents, John and Elvina Rachal; daughter Brenda Sue Niette; and brothers Nalof J. Rachal, Sr., Jack Rachal and Ashby Rachal.

Beeta will be greatly missed by her children, Linda Bary (Dave), Rebecca Niette, Harold Eugene Pridgen Jr., (Brandan), Beeta D’Ann Lewis; brother, Huey Rachal (Lucie); grandchildren, Steve Bary (Dana), Mike Bary (Ashley), Harold E. Pridgen III, William Mueller (Shay), Brittany Pridgen, Brandon Pridgen, Amber Pridgen and Matthew Lewis; great-grandchildren, Austin Bary, Michael Puckett, Deven Rexrode, Adelyn Mueller and Aydan Ogle and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dana Rachal, Steve Bary, Mike Bary, Harold E. Pridgen III, Brandon Pridgen and Matthew Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Rachal and Joe Rachal.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund (kidneyfund.org) or American Cancer Society (cancer.org). Beeta’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her doctor, Nooman Silat, MD and Karen Knoth for their amazing care. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of South Arlington Dialysis Center for their care for the past 15 years as well as everyone at Emerson at South Collins Retirement Community where Beeta called home since 2016 and to Deanna Nichols with CKD Hospice for her compassionate care.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Bary
  • Mike Bary
  • Brandon Pridgen
  • Harold E. Pridgen, III
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Dana Rachal
  • Calvin Rachal, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Rachal, Honorary Pallbearer
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Tina Brossett

November 24, 2020

Today we all gather to say our last goodbyes to a great, strong lady. Ain't Beeta, was a fixture in my childhood..I spent many fun-filled times with her , my uncle Harold and my cousins. Going to her house meant you were going to be sharing some laughter and making some more memories to reflect upon on the next visit. When you entered her doorway, you'd better come hungry cause that woman could cook like nobody's business...and if you left hungry, well, that was your own fault. I often just went to spend a few days with her, even when D'ann wasn't around, she'd call and say, "why don't you come see me for a few days, we'll find something to do." So off I'd go...we would go craft shopping, or mostly looking, because we would always say, oh we can make this ourselves, and of course never did..lol. we would look for new places to go out and eat or simply drive thru Burger King, pick up a vanilla milkshake and go sit in a store parking lot, drink it and talk about everything. It wasn't nothing for her to secretly buy you that "one little thing" you'd been admiring while shopping with her... when D'ann was around, Lord we'd laugh and cut up..she'd get to laughing so hard sometimes we'd get worried she couldnt breath. Lol.. While I hadn't seen my Aunt Beeta for about three years, I always thought about her fondly and told others in my life who had never met her, about all our antics and give them a good chuckle too. I'll miss you Aunt Beeta, but I am rest assured that I'll see you again, some sweet day, until then sweet lady, fly high and have a vanilla milkshake for me in heaven. I love you!!

D'Ann Lewis

November 20, 2020

Forever Memories of my Mom
I can't believe you're gone. I want to call your phone and go see you again. Now all I have are the wonderful memories you left behind. I will forever cherish every one of them. I will never forget all you did for me and Matthew through the years. You were the most loving and generous mom/grandma we could have.
Im going to miss you and our talks after dialysis at your apartment. It won't be the same anymore because I will miss sharing my life with you.
Always in my heart ❤

D'Ann

Linda Bary

November 20, 2020

Mom
You were not only my mom but my dearest friend! I will miss you more than anyone will ever know . We had some fun and wonderful times and also shared some difficult and sad times.
I cherish every memory i have of you. Please know that it was my honor to care for you .
You will always be in my heart.
I love you and will see you again
Love forever
Linda

Mike Bary

November 19, 2020

Grandma,

Till we see you again, you will be missed, loved, and remembered every day!! My memories of you will continue to run in my mind. All the times you took me fishing, dug up worms in the backyard, shot fireworks off on the 4th, and countless meals you made and had the opportunity to watch and help with. Spending summers with you and Grandpa and enjoying each moment will forever be cherished. Rest well, you are home with the Lord and we are blessed to have an Angel watching over us.

I love you forever,

Mike

TERRI BENNETT

November 16, 2020

D'ANN , I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM'S
PASSING.
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
IN THIS TIME OF SORROW,

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

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