Thompson, Betty Duchesne

Worked In The Banking Industry

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Betty Thompson
Betty Thompson

Betty Duchesne Thompson died on Friday, February 8, 2013. 

She was born November 30, 1932 to Charles Chesnier and Carrie Cowan Duchesne in Richland Parish, La. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School, Monroe, La.

Betty and her husband, Charles, moved to Tennessee in 1954 and continued to make Chattanooga their home. She worked in the banking industry and easily made friends with everyone she met. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was happiest in doing things for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles Clinton Thompson, Jr.; daughters, Jan Thompson and Lisa (Jim) Stanley; son, Clint Thompson; grandson, Bill Weske; granddaughter, Morgan Weske, both of Chattanooga; sister, Mackie Fitch, Monroe, La.; sister-in-law, Hazel Duchesne, West Monroe, La.; brother-in-law, George Evanoff, Shreveport, La., brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. James and Mary Thompson, Milton, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403, or the Humane Society of Chattanooga, 212 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37404.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerd.com.

Arrangements are by East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn.


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