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Betty Lou Pearson

Funeral services were held Monday at Martin & Castille’s La Fleur de Lis Chapel for Betty Lou (Worrick) Pearson of Lafayette, La., formerly of Greenwood, who passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mrs. Pearson is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry Joe Pearson; daughters, Shelley Jo Pearson Breaud and her husband, Alan, and Stacey Jo Pearson, both of Lafayette, La.; and brother, Phil Lee Worrick of Lafayette, La. She also leaves three beloved grandsons to cherish memories of their “B” — Alan “Hudson” Breaud of Boston, John Harold “Hal” Lambert III of Baton Rouge, La., and Stephen “Harrison” Breaud of New Orleans.

Her faithful golden retriever, Hoosier, was by her bedside to the very end.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ethel Mae (Dickerson) and Arthur D. Worrick of Johnson County.

Betty Pearson was born June 1, 1938, in Columbia City (Whitley County). She grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood Community High School in 1956.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Larry “Joe” Pearson, on May 31, 1958.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, always there to support and encourage her husband and daughters in all their endeavors.

She was a collector of antiques of all sorts, but eyeglasses, toys and Santa Claus figurines in particular.

She loved all things Indy 500 and attended more than 40 races.

Her hobbies included doing needlework and genealogy research. She was passionate about preserving family history and creating lasting memories for her daughters and grandsons. Her projects and collections give them great joy.

Betty was kind and considerate, beautiful and stylish. The redhead in her was known to come out on occasion.

Bertha Martin became Betty’s closest friend and ally. Her loving care was a grace beyond measure for the family, and all the members of Team Bertha over the years have their eternal gratitude. Betty’s family would also like to gratefully acknowledge Hospice of Acadiana nurse Iggy Landry, who made her last months more comfortable.

Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette following the service. Pallbearers were Hudson and Harrison Breaud, Hal Lambert, Alan Breaud, John Boulanger and Dodd Foreman. Honorary pallbearers were Phil Worrick and David Burgin.

The Rev. Chris Blanchard of Covenant United Methodist Church officiated the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., No. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503, for those who wish to honor Betty in this way.

Arrangements were handled by Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette, La.

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