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Betty Jenkins

May 17, 1952 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 67)

Funeral services for Betty Jean Hollis Jenkins of Cottonport will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport. Burial will be held at St. Paul Cemetery of Mansura.

Betty Jean Hollis Jenkins, age 67, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at her residence in Cottonport.

Betty, a loving mother and homemaker, with her loving husband, Charles, adopted twelve children and cared for a host of foster children. She was the President of the Avoyelles Comache Foster & Adoptive Parent Association for 10 years. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and close friends, especially over the holidays. For many years, she collected a large styling sum of antiques & first edition collectibles from around the world. She loved to watch her grandchildren and attended bingo during her spare time. Betty was a mighty woman in the community. She was a rock and the “go to person” for many and the general of our family. All in all, she played an outstanding role and never disappointed. Her family will love and miss her dearly.  

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 46 years, Charles Jenkins of Cottonport; twelve children, Rosa Pierite (Johnny) of Mansura, Albert Jenkins (Margaret) of Cottonport, Lisa Johnson of Cottonport, Debra Jenkins (Jason) of Houston, Ricky Jenkins of Cottonport, Alicia Steptoe of Mansura, Emily Jenkins of Cottonport, Shonquez Jenkins of Cottonport, Larodermez Jenkins of Cottonport, Sharika Lynn Jenkins of Cottonport, Makhia Marie Jenkins of Cottonport and Tyrese Jenkins of Cottonport; twenty one grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Hollis of Cottonport, Craig Hollis of Cottonport, Larry Hollis of Cottonport and Lyndell Hollis of Lecompte; sisters, Theresa Johnson of Alexandria, Kitty Laurent of Cottonport and Jennifer Bazile of Cottonport.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Demarkus Ervin, Kevin Hollis, Derrick Hollis, Jason Abbott, Justin Pierite, & Cedric Sago; honorary pallbearers will be Albert Jenkins, Larodermez Jenkins, Tyrese Jenkins, Kent Clark, Sr., Johnny Pierite, Nathaniel Jones, Joseph Jones, Joshua Pierite, & Raymond Jones, Jr.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Winston Paul Hollis and Laura Bazert Hollis; sister, Barbara Jones.

Visitation will begin at 9:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport, 554 Front St. Cottonport, LA 71327 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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