Betty Maddock

Published 5:51 pm Friday, April 1, 2016

Betty Joyce Williams Maddock was born to Edward Howard and Pearl Elizabeth Span Williams on July 25, 1943, in Bogalusa. When Betty entered the family, she brought a sense of fun and humor. She knew how to laugh and she helped others to laugh and to be happy, too.

Betty accepted Christ early and worshiped at Bethlehem Baptist Church until adulthood. Then, she converted to Catholicism, married, reared her children, and served at Annunciation Catholic Church. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Blessed, Betty married her lifelong love, Master Sergeant Emile Livingston Maddock. To this union, Joyce Elaine (Timothy) Austin and Edward Tyranda (Mae) Maddock were born. The couple lived in several locations, including overseas, as Emile fulfilled his military obligations. Betty earned a degree in business administration and worked at Crown Zellerbach Papermill in Bogalusa. Her career ended at Edwards Air Force Base when she retired as a civilian budget analyst in 2001.

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, Betty went peacefully where God wipes every tear to meet with her deceased parents, Edward and Pearl and her two brothers, John Edward and Jean Ellis, all her descendants and her one and only “love of her life,” her husband Emile.

To miss all the joy and love she showered on them are her children, Joyce Elaine (Tim) and Edward T. (Mae); her grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Austin, Adriana Grace Austin, David Seth Maddock and Lonzell Xavier Maddock; her great-grandchildren, Daisy and Leland Maddock; her sisters, Nuella Williams Thomas, Melvina (Willie) Powell, Lois Williams Owens, Anna Lee (Johnny Lee) Mitchell, Ceolia Dunn Green, Dianne Fowler; and in addition to her immediate family, her sister-in-laws, Urthelyn Maddock Davis and Joan Williams and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.