OBITUARY

Betty Jo Thibault

July 31, 1947March 13, 2020
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Betty Jo Thibault, age 72, of North Little Rock died Friday, March 13, 2020 . She was born in Little Rock on July 31, 1947 to parents Coy and Lois (Dorsey) Clark. She graduated from North Little Rock High School with the Class of 1965 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree at Arkansas State Teacher’s College.

Betty Jo was employed by the North Little Rock School District for 30 years. She was a Methodist and a member of the Pulaski Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a leader in the choir.

Betty Jo loved her family more than anything in the world. She enjoyed playing a large part in her grandchildren’s lives and attended all of their activities and games. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Felix Thibault as well as her parents, Coy & Lois Clark. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Matt Thibault and his wife, Hilari of Benton and daughter, Wendy Thibault Kane and her husband, Jim of Fayetteville. Sister, Martha Clark Briggler and her husband, Fred, of Morrilton and her beloved grandchildren, Suzanne Kane, Madeline Kane, James Kane, Beckett Thibault, Ramzey Thibault and Chezney Bradley.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, March 15th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd. in North Little Rock. Betty Jo’s Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am, Monday, March 16th at Pulaski Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4724 Hillcrest Ave. in Little Rock. Burial will immediately follow the service at Bethel Cemetery in Ico, Arkansas.

  • FAMILY

  • Felix Thibault, Husband (deceased)
  • Coy Clark, Father (deceased)
  • Lois Dorsey Clark, Mother (deceased)
  • Matthew Thibault (Hilari Thibault), Son
  • Wendy Thibault Kane (Jim Kane), Daughter
  • Martha Clark Briggler (Fred Briggler), Sister
  • Suzanne Kane, Grandchild
  • Madeline Kane, Grandchild
  • James Kane, Grandchild
  • Beckett Thibault, Grandchild
  • Ramzey Thibault, Grandchild
  • Chezney Bradley, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Burial Monday, March 16, 2020

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Theresa Himes

March 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to you all ! My heart breaks at the loss of Betty Jo. Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Theresa ( Teri Dorsey)

Lisa Gray

March 15, 2020

All my kids had her at Pikeview . She was the best and always had her way of understanding all the kids.

Rhonda COOK ~Wilkins

March 15, 2020

Wendy, Matt and Martha~Wow does time fly. Your Mom was a beautiful and VERY STRONG lady...especially after she became widowed at a very young age with two children. I remember Betty Jo and Felix always in church at Levy United Methodist Church and they were in my parents SS CLASS~Buddy and Lynda Cook.My Mom took over as organist/ pianist at Levy after your Grandmother Helen Hall retired.I watched Betty Jo overcome so much difficulty after she was widowed. I so admire her love and peaceful grace she exemplified during very hard years. I myself was widowed in October 2017 after my husband fought cancer 4 years. I 'm praying for your family and today very grateful Betty Jo is REJOINED to Felix in heaven. Love, peace and blessings!
Rhonda Cook~Wilkins

Bill Dorsey

March 15, 2020

Matt, Wendy and Martha -- Carolyn and I just got back from helping our daughter get our grandson, Wil, home from Drake Univ. in Des Moines. We spent 3 days there and were around many people. I will be 82 in 9 days; Carolyn is 78, so we are told that we are most vulnerable to both getting and giving coronavirus and have been warned to start staying in all the time. So we won't be able to attend visitation or memorial service.
We loved Betty Jo, and love all of you. I remember how gracious she was singing at our parents' funerals. She and Felix had and raised such a great, God fearing family (all of you!) We are in prayer for you and giving thanks for her.
Bill (William) and Carolyn

Brenda Phillips Shaw

March 15, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of her passing , remember seeing you all at Levy UMC , sending prayers

Paula Goode

March 15, 2020

I loved Betty Jo, she was the first person I saw every morning at Pikeview Element. She was Dianes right hand. Always had a smile on her face. I would loved to attend her wake but however with my immune system down I cannot attend but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family we all love Betty Jo God bless Paula Goode

Jennifer Briggler Sheets

March 15, 2020

There are so many memories of Aunt Betty Jo from growing up but my favorite is the night that my youngest sister Emily was born. I was 10 and my sister Kayla was 8. We were all camped out in the waiting room and it was night time. We tried so hard to stay awake but fell asleep. I woke up and Aunt Betty Jo was right there. I really wanted to go back to the room to “check on things” and she said let’s just go back and walk down the hall. When we got outside the room we heard newborn Emily crying. She had just been born. She smiled at me and said “you are a big big sister now”! Then we hurried back to wake up my sister Kayla, Wendy and Matt. She did not have to let me go back there. She easily could have said we have to stay out in the waiting room. She was up for a little adventure, knew I was getting restless and created a memory I will never forget. To honor her, I will say yes to more little adventures because I may be creating memories that others will never forget. I love you Aunt Betty Jo. I bet you are leading the choir of angels in heaven already!

Connie Arendt

March 14, 2020

Wendy and Matt. I am just heartbroken over the loss of your Mom and my friend. I’ll cherish my memories of working with her for so many years at Pike View. She and I shared a lot of stories while spending most of our days together. She was so proud of you and loved you all dearly and loved those grand babies . When we retired together and she was needed to help take care of grandkids...she knew God had led her to retirement for a reason. Keeping you in my prayers. I loved her.

Martha Begin McCarty

March 14, 2020

Betty Jo was always kind to everyone. Spent time with her in high school choir. I knew Felix too. Sending prayers and love to all her family and friends.

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