OBITUARY

Betty K. Harper

August 14, 1925September 8, 2020
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Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Betty B. Harper, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Danny Nugent. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive guests from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Betty was born on August 14, 1925 in Monroe, LA and passed away at her home in Shreveport, LA on September 8, 2020. She was married to her beloved husband, William B. Harper, Sr. for 52 years before his passing. Together, they enjoyed “R.V.ing” and traveling throughout the United States, and devoting their time to the local Shriner’s and Daughters of the Nile. Betty was truly the beloved matriarch of her family and will be deeply missed!

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” B. Harper, Sr.; daughter, Mary Jill White; brothers, Charles W. Kelly, III and John H. Kelly; and her parents. Left to cherish her memory is her son, W. Benford Harper, Jr.; sister, Kyle Ann Scroggins; son-in-law, Togar M. White; grandchildren, C. Togar White and Blakely White; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles William Kelly, IV, Michael S. Kelly, Charles F. Scroggins, Jimmy Wayne Bass, Kelly W. Scroggins, and J. Ronald Atchley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Elaura Home Health, St. Joseph Hospice, and Professional Sitter Service for their compassion and care. They would also like extend a very special thank you to Dianne Gatschanberger, Margaret Covington, J. Ronald Atchley, Lesa Hamilton, and Linda Wiggins for their love and friendship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

  • FAMILY

  • William "Bill" B. Harper, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Mary Jill White, Daughter (deceased)
  • Charles W. Kelly, III, Brother (deceased)
  • John H. Kelly, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles W. Kelly, Jr. and Mary Cason Kelly, Parents (deceased)
  • W. Benford Harper, Jr., Son
  • Kyle Ann Scroggins, Sister
  • Togar M. White, Son-in-law
  • C. Togar White and Blakely White, Grandchildren
  • Mrs. Harper is also survived by five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles William Kelly, IV
  • Michael S. Kelly
  • Charles F. Scroggins
  • Jimmy Wayne Bass
  • Kelly W. Scroggins
  • J. Ronald Atchley
  • DONATIONS

  • Shriner's Hospital for Children

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

Memories

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Jan Newton

September 11, 2020

Benny I am so sorry for your loss and to the grandchildren and great grandchildren and son-in-law.Aunt Bettie was the most beautiful loving woman I’ve ever met. She always made me feel welcome and loved she loves her children and my Uncle Bill and all of her grandchildren and great great grandchildren and all of her nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed we have been so blessed to have her for 95 years I know she’s at peace and with the people that she loves.

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Biography

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Betty B. Harper, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Danny Nugent. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive guests from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Betty was born on August 14, 1925 in Monroe, LA and passed away at her home in Shreveport, LA on September 8, 2020. She was married to her beloved husband, William B. Harper, Sr. for 52 years before his passing. Together, they enjoyed “R.V.ing” and traveling throughout the United States, and devoting their time to the local Shriner’s and Daughters of the Nile. Betty was truly the beloved matriarch of her family and will be deeply missed!

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” B. Harper, Sr.; daughter, Mary Jill White; brothers, Charles W. Kelly, III and John H. Kelly; and her parents. Left to cherish her memory is her son, W. Benford Harper, Jr.; sister, Kyle Ann Scroggins; son-in-law, Togar M. White; grandchildren, C. Togar White and Blakely White; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles William Kelly, IV, Michael S. Kelly, Charles F. Scroggins, Jimmy Wayne Bass, Kelly W. Scroggins, and J. Ronald Atchley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Elaura Home Health, St. Joseph Hospice, and Professional Sitter Service for their compassion and care. They would also like extend a very special thank you to Dianne Gatschanberger, Margaret Covington, J. Ronald Atchley, Lesa Hamilton, and Linda Wiggins for their love and friendship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Learn more about the Harper name

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