Betty Ann Thornton

March 09, 1937, January 01, 2019

Betty Thornton

Betty Ann Thornton, 81, of Nederland, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019. She was born March 9, 1937, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Edna Earl McFarland May and Ivan Lee May.

Betty was a retired school teacher after twenty-three years of teaching at Nederland Independent School District. She was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Nederland, for over fifty years. She enjoyed cooking, was very involved with Relay for Life, and had a passion helping others. Betty was a huge support to her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Ann Rossi, of Port Neches and Shelley Dianne Booker and her husband, Chris, of Groves; grandchildren, Misty Watson; Brandy Walker and her husband, Brad; Lacy McCoy; Kyler Eldridge; and Emily Elliot and her husband, Jacob; great-grandchildren, Laney , Gage, Aiden, Sadie, Kinlee, and Avery; brothers, William May and his wife, Helen, of Seattle, Washington and Joe May and his wife, Loraine, of Kingsland, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Evans Thornton; and sister, Patsy Seymour.

A gathering of Mrs. Thornton’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A family committal will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society: Relay for Life, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; American Heart Association, 10900-B, Stonelake Blvd. Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759; or Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 W. 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, New York 10036.

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, January 04, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, January 04, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Memory Gardens Cemetery - Nederland
3098 Highway 69 North Nederland, TX 77627

Comments (10)

  • NL

    07 January 2019 at 16:34 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • RH

    05 January 2019 at 15:15 | #

    Our condolence to the Family. Sorry for your loss. May God comfort and soothe you during your tie of bereavement. Psalm 94:19


  • Nancy Kline Resendez

    04 January 2019 at 15:15 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all at this difficult time . Tony and I loved Ms Betty and the neighborhood has lost a wonderful lady while heaven has gained an angel❤️


  • Linda and Jeff Allen

    04 January 2019 at 14:22 | #

    Shelley, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We have you in our thoughts and prayers


  • Jo Ann Stone Johnson

    03 January 2019 at 18:56 | #

    Skip & Lorraine; I am so sorry for your loss; U-all will be in my prayers for U-all & all the family. Jo Ann Stone Johnson


  • Russell LeBlanc

    03 January 2019 at 13:08 | #

    We will miss Betty here on Earth because Jesus has called her home her gentle kindness and love will be missed but she is in a much better place and we here on Earth will remember the ways the Thornton's touched our hearts and experienced the joys from Jack and Betty Thorton I know your glad to be home .


  • Beverly R Arnaud

    03 January 2019 at 04:22 | #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Ms. Betty was so nice. Nothing gone pass her. I love being around her when I could. I love your mom Cindy. .My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Love y'all.


  • Pat Feldschau

    03 January 2019 at 03:56 | #

    I worked with Betty at NISD and knew her well. She was always the sweetest person with a smile on her face constantly. Her laugh was contagious and she loved people and all students! Prayers for her family in the days ahead. I’ll cherish our time together.. great memories! Rip Betty


  • Charlotte Clark

    03 January 2019 at 01:44 | #

    Betty was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers for the family.


  • Lori Duvall

    02 January 2019 at 21:03 | #

    Shelley, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, thinking of you in these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Love, The Duvall Family


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