December 15, 1939 ~ January 13, 2021
They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Betty Lou Slaton Thames passed away January 13, 2021 at the age of 81. She was a lifelong resident of Denham Springs. Devoted to family and her firm belief in God, she was immersed in a Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age. Faithful servant of God, she served as a Sunday School and preschool teacher at Amite Baptist Church and Daycare, and a member of Watson Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Betty was dearly loved by her husband, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Despite her large family she always made everyone feel special. She always provided love, prayers and support for her family. Her faith in Jesus Christ was strong. It was a living faith in a living savior. Visitation at Live Oak Methodist Church on Saturday, January 16th from 9 to 12 with religious services beginning at 12. Services will be officiated by Reverend Gerald Martin and Reverend John Pemberton. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Cecil Brady Thames, and four sons: Cecil (Melissa Blount), David (Annette Loper), Michael (Kelly Lipscomb), and Joel (Kim Causey); 9 grandchildren (Katie, Dustin and Jessica Thames , Matthew and Brittany Thames , Brett and Taylor Thames , Sarah (Thames) and Garrett Watson, Breelyn, Meagan (Thames) and Logan Cormier, Joshua, and Tyler Thames; and 4 great grandchildren (Cash and Monroe Watson, Brady and Baylor Thames) 3 sisters and a brother, Clara Blount, Shirley Rowe, Marguerite Dedon, and Jerry Slaton and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, William Slaton and mother, Lena Lejeune Slaton. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.