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Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Davis King, 87, of Bastrop, LA, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, October 31, 2022, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA, with Rev. Stuart Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the funeral home.
Born in Sibley, LA on October 9, 1935, in her grandmother’s dog trot home that still stands today. She married the love of her life, Sonny King, January 1, 1954, in Sterlington, LA. They were married for 65 years. She was an incredible domestic goddess. She was a military spouse for 20 years. She loved taking pictures/movies/videos of her family and their adventures around the world. They moved to Bastrop in 1973, after Sonny retired from the Air Force. She designed their home where they lived for almost 50 years. She was a “killa” cake decorator and made all her children’s wedding cakes and lots of birthday cakes for the grandkids. She was an avid outdoors woman, loved working in the yard, making yearly camping trips to Colorado with Sonny, Bruce, Jean and other members of her extensive family. She would drive up a mountain to their campsite at the top, pulling a trailer with the mountain practically scraping the mirror off on one side and a shear drop off on the other. She enjoyed swimming and water skiing, especially at their camp in Harrisonburg, LA. She water skied until she was 78 years old. She loved working with wood and made a 12-foot-long dining table, nightstands, fireplace mantel and a tv entertainment center. She refinished several antiques in the 1960’s that are still in her home today. She, Sonny, Aunt Jean, Uncle Bruce, and Uncle Ronnie built “the camp” to her specifications. She mudded all the interior walls by herself, some at heights of 12 to 15 feet. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church her entire life. She was at the church for years every Saturday typing up and printing the church bulletin on the old mimeograph machine. She was the director and producer of several plays and activities at the church. She taught Sunday school and was the youth leader along with Sonny for years. She was a fearless, extraordinary woman always dressed to the nines, wearing her high heels and jewelry enjoying life with smiles and laughter. She was taken from us 15 years too soon by dementia.
The family would like to give special thanks to All of her Hospice folks. She and Wendy could not have made this journey without each and every one of ya’ll. You are each greatly appreciated.
Betty, Mama, Grandmama, Toots is sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. King is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh R. “Sonny” King; mother, Clara Davis; and father, Bob Davis.
Survivors include her daughter, Wendy K. Hyatt; son-in-law, Jimmie Hyatt; daughter, Shelia Floyd; son-in-law, Gary Floyd; son, Robby King; daughter-in-law, Ginger King; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister and best friend, Jean Bonner; brother-in-law and best friend, Bruce Bonner; as well as numerous much-loved nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmie Hyatt, Pat Hyatt, Aaron King, Gary Floyd, Davis Floyd, and Isaac Floyd.
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