Betty Lou Brown

August 26, 1929April 8, 2012

Betty Lou Allen Brown DEQUINCY - Betty Lou Allen Brown, , passed away Sunday April 8, 2012 at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Brown ran a nursery school and started the first dance studio in DeQuincy, where one of her many talents shone. She graduated from S.L.I. in Lafayette in 1950 and was married in 1951. She started her teaching career in 1963 in DeQuincy. She taught English and Home Economics at DeQuincy High School until she retired in 1955. She went over and above the call of duty in her teaching. If something needed to be done, she was willing to do it. She was instrumental in giving her students many of the things they would need to live successful lives. Mrs. Brown had a passion for life that carried over into her teaching career. She loved all her students and was loved and respected by all. The full impact of her work may never be known. Mrs. Brown was a past winner of the DeQuincy Civic Service Award. She loved her community and worked very hard at making DeQuincy a better place to live. Mrs. Brown is preceded in death by her husband Harvey E. Brown; parents, Delmas and Elizabeth Allen Word; son, Ricky Brown; and brother Jimmy Dale Allen. Survivors include one daughter, Becky Grove and husband Johnny; three sons, Danny Brown and wife Neicy, Scotty Brown and wife Cheryl, and Tracey Brown and wife Laura; nine grandchildren, Jenny Statum, Chad Brown, Alicia, Ortagus & Matthew Brown, Erica Lewis, Brian Grove, Reese Grove, Jobey Brown, and Jacqueline Richard; six great grandchildren, Kylie Grove, Ella Statum, Gunner rove, Remy Grove, Grant Richard, and Cadynce Lewis. Visitation will be on Tuesday April 10, 2012 from 11:00a.m. until 9:00p.m. at Hixson Snider Funeral Home Chapel, and will resume on Wednesday April 11 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at DeQuincy United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at DeQuincy United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gloria Youngblood will officiate, assisted by Rev. Richard Teeter. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Snider Funeral Home. The family would like to express their thanks to her doctors, Dr. Jalal Joudeh and Dr. Van Snider. Also the entire staff at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital for all the kindness during her illness. Words of comfort may be shared with family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Nan Rogers Holmes

April 16, 2012

Betty Lou Brown taught me the love of ballroom dancing, many, many years ago. She was so beautiful--inside and out.


April 11, 2012

Beautiful Lady! I loved her so!

Alex Carlson

April 11, 2012

To all the Brown Family your mother was a very wonderful and upbeat lady.
Alex Carlson DeQuincy, la.

April 11, 2012

Mrs. Brown was such an inspiring teacher! She wanted everyone to read, read, read! I'll never forget watching a scene of "Gone with the Wind" in her class and she pointed out that Scarlett was smiling because she and Rhett had a good night. She just giggled over it and every time I watch that movie I think of Mrs. Brown laughing at Scarlett!! When my younger son read a Mary Higgins Clark book in his English class this semester, I told him I also read a book by that author because Mrs. Brown loved her. So she had us reading everything from "Gone with the Wind" to Mary Higgins Clark. I can't pick up a book today and expect to accomplish anything else because I hate to put the book down. Thanks, Mrs. Brown!!

Nye Cooper

April 11, 2012

Dear Brown Family, she will be forever missed. I loved her as a teacher and friend...she was an inspiration to me and so many countless others.

Randall & Inez Lykins

April 11, 2012

A very special lady that touched the lives of many. She will be missed by family and friends. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Vicki Royer LeJeune

April 11, 2012

So sorry for the loss of your mom, but what a wonderful teacher, great neighbor, good friend, and a fun gal she was. The impact she had on everybody that she met is everlasting, what a great legacy she leaves. Will be praying for you all.

Roger Ashworth

April 11, 2012

Mrs Brown # 1

Carroll Stains

April 11, 2012

Brown family, Mrs. Brown touched and effected the future of many many of her students. she put her heart and sole in evey aspect of her teaching. She is the reason DeQuincy is the town it is today. She improved the value of life for many and I am very grateful for the education she gave me. Words can't explain how much she will be missed. Our loss is heavens gain and her smile will for ever be ingraved in our memory. All my prayers to you all.

Susan Fontenot-Mayes

April 11, 2012

My deepest sympathy for such a wonderful person. I began my teaching career in 1971 at Dequincy High. I was 21 and Betty was such a warm and caring person for me to be mentored by her. She was just reeling from the loss of her son at the time and I would find her in the bathroom crying her eyes out. I just held her and she helped comfort me in my learning situation of a first year teacher. Heaven has just claimed one amazing woman. I know she is taking over something up there with her husband and son. May God bless her family in the fullest sense of the word. We have all been truly blessed by having known her.