Betty Lou Yawn

March 28, 1935 - June 9, 2021

Betty Lou Yawn, of Fred, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2021. She was born Betty Lou Flanagan on March 28, 1935, to Walter Flanagan and Louella King in Corinth, Mississippi. Later, after moving to Texas, she met RB Yawn, to whom she was married for 53 loving years. Together, they built a life and a family that continues to build upon the examples they set. 

Betty loved God, her family, friends, and church dearly.  She was an involved member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Fred for over 60 years.  Betty was a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) and Scrub Tech at numerous hospitals and facilities in Southeast Texas.  

She was a friend to many and cherished those relationships. Betty enjoyed Canasta, her regular gatherings of games and fellowship, and her Good News Sunday School class.  

Betty always had a seat at her table for anyone who walked into her home. Through her memorable saloon-style kitchen doors came delicious meals that were talked about far and wide.  Cooking was a love language for Betty that was shared without exclusion.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Yawn and his wife, Vikki; daughter, Sheila Newell and husband, Lane; grandchildren, Shane Ard and his wife, Lisa; Chad Ard and his wife, Christy; Gared “Bo” McInnis and his wife, Stephanie; Cara Cheshire and her husband, Jason; and Joshua Yawn and his wife, Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Trevor Ard; Tristan Ard; Courtney Ard; Chloe Ard; Caidance McInnis; Shelby McInnis; Brock McInnis; Alexie Granato and her husband, Jordan; Ashtyn Cheshire; and Avery Cheshire; great-great-grandchild, Hudson Granato; sisters-in-law, Joyce Ramirez and her husband, Joe, and Earmia Yawn; brother-in-law, Wayne Yawn; and an immeasurable number of nieces, nephews, and acquired family-of-choice individuals from all over the country.  Betty Yawn’s family circle was vast.

She is preceded in death by her husband, RB Yawn; daughter, Cobina Seiber; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Daniel, Jessie Yawn, and Bobbie Yawn; brothers-in-law, Herman Yawn and Britt Yawn; parents, Walter Flanagan and Louella King; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Lydia Yawn.

Whether known as Betty, Mrs. Betty, Aunt Betty, Aunt Bellie, Mamaw, Memaw, Oop Bop, Mother, or simply Mrs. Yawn, the impact Betty Yawn had on her family, friends, and community is now a secured legacy that will live on everlasting.

A gathering of Mrs. Yawn’s family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m., with her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 20468 FM 92 South, Fred, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

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Franks Branch Cemetery

Franks Branch Cemetery
  • 30.560745 -94.178961

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 20468 FM 92 South, Fred, Texas
  • 06/13/2021
  • 3:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 20468 FM 92 South, Fred, Texas
  • 06/13/2021
  • 2:14 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Amy Holsten

What a beautiful tribute! She was always so kind and loving to my mother and I! I have many memories with her and will treasure the times we spent together! She will be missed! Rest In Peace❤️

Rose Hargroder

Ms. Betty will be greatly missed, she was not only our neighbor but a grandmother to our children. Ms. Betty will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful person inside and out. Always had a smile on her face and the best hugs. We know she is rejoicing in heaven on the streets of gold! We will keep Ms. Betty family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Love The Hargroder's, Jon, Rose, Dakota, Dylan, Rayln, Kenzie and Kelsie.

RichardandJanet Standley

Richard and I are sending our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Daniel

Aunt Betty was the best! Her love and caring for everyone she knew and cared for will always be remembered. She will be missed by all! To all my family, we’re sending love and condolences to you all,

Dale and Bertie Standley

We are saddened at learning of Betty's passing. She was a joy! Betty has been a part of our lives since the 60's when she hauled junior high cheerleaders all over the country to cheer at football games. As adults we grew to appreciate her even more -- her joyful attitude, her laughter. She may have been Dale's favorite Lincoln customer. The world is a better place because Betty lived. We are so sorry that we will be out of town and unable to attend her services. We will be thinking of you all.

Charles and Sandra Conn

Ronny we are saddened to hear of your Mòm's passing. Please know our prayers are with you and your loved ones. Charles and Sandra

Aline Haas Broussard

Ronnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a lovely, fun and wonderful Christian lady. I know she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. My prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Love, Aline Haas Broussard Burkeville, Tx

David Elmore

Prayers to you and your family during these difficult times. Chad, may your Grandmother rest in peace.

Kyle & Connie Bland

Someone so special can never be forgotten. Our prayers are with you all.