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Betty Burris Myers

December 2, 1942 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Betty Myers Obituary

On December 2, 1942, in Slidell, Louisiana, Evangelist Betty Jean Burris Myers was born as the second of 9 children to the late James Wesley Burris, Sr. and Emma Rose Cryer Burris. Betty married Gary Evans, Sr. in the year 1963 where she gave life to Barbara, Patrick, and Andrea. Betty married Elder Calbert Myers on July 28th, 1973 and has been happily married for 50 years today. Betty Myers accepted Christ as her Lord in Savior at an early age at Midway Church of Christ Holiness in Folsom, LA. She worshipped during her formative years at True Gospel Apostolic in Los Angeles, California. She later became an ordained evangelist at New Bethel Apostolic Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California. As of her passing she was an Evangelist at Evangelical Church of God in Christ Folsom, Louisiana.

Evangelist Myers attended Rosenwald School in Franklinton, LA graduated with her High School Diploma in 1962. She was a stellar basketball player at Rosenwald School. She worked at St. Tammany Hospital in the cafeteria and at Ray Willies Drive Inn in Folsom, LA being a chef. She truly enjoyed life, gospel music, loved laughing, taking photos, watching basketball, and was passionate about cooking, volunteering, crabbing, crossword puzzles, and traveling. In her earlier years, not only did she love to minister, but also enjoyed giving back to the community. She was a proud baker who was known for her famous “sweet potato” pies, and everyone called her the “Pie Lady.” Betty enjoyed making floral arrangements for different occasions and going to garage sales with her baby girl Dione. She believed in blessing others by filling their bellies up with food and their hearts with her love. She was also a PROUD member of the Pelican’s Nation and A Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Evangelist Myers was a loyal Sister, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Neighbor, Classmate, Friend, Mentor, Baker, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Mother. She was a soldier for Jesus as she dedicated her life to becoming an evangelist tied to becoming a praying warrior for many. She was blessed with so many titles and roles, but titles alone do not express the completeness of her love, the fullness of her strength, or the deepness of her integrity. She was such a loving and dedicated mother who loved her children and valued each moment that she could spend with them, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She genuinely loved her siblings, and her extended family and friends. 

 To know Evangelist Myers is to love her. She was a woman of no other, because when she loved she loved hard. She always wanted the best for others and blessed them when she had little. She always made sure she made you smile when you were in her presence. She was able to sense when a friend or family member was in need, and she would simply pick up the phone to offer words of encouragement. She enjoyed the company of others, and she never met a stranger! Evangelist Myers was the definition of beautiful because her outer appearance mirrored her soul because her soul was that “Just Beautiful.” She conquered so much throughout her life, and she never gave up when times got hard. When life gave her lemons, she made lemonade. She will truly be missed, and no other would be able to take her place. A love like no other is to be once loved by Evangelist Myers. She is the latest, the greatest, my inspiration.

Her Legacy

Betty is survived by her loving husband Elder Calbert Myers and children Barbara Perry of Folsom, LA, Patrick (Tracy) Evans of Fontana, CA, and Andrea (Dione) Evans of Covington, LA; her grandchildren, Chad Evans of Atlanta, GA, Alonzo Evans, Earl Cooper of Fontana, CA, Andrekia Perry, April Evans of Fontana, CA, Brandi Evans of Porter, TX, Tenarian Perry, and Cameron Perry Jr.; and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her seven siblings James "W" Burris (Nellie) of Folsom, LA, Leonard "Duke" Burris (Lillian) of Uneedus, LA, Ouida Burris, Hazel Brumfield, Carolyn Giddens from Folsom, LA, Sharon Butler (Aaron) of Baton Rouge, LA; and Leisha Burris Cousin of Spring, TX; her uncle, Charles Cryer (Ethel) of Baton Rouge, LA; her aunt Ora Dean Burris of Folsom, LA; her godson Aaron Butler of Baton Rouge, LA; her special friends Eddie and Kathy Hartson and Connie DuFour; her special nephew Jaden Gidden; her special Niece Janine Phillips; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Evangelist Betty Myers was preceded in death by her father James Wesley Burris Sr., her mother Emma Rose Cryer Burris, and her sister Ruby Mae Burris Alfred. "I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." Psalm 121:4-8 The Life of Evangelist Betty Burris Myers Psalm 2To know Evangelist Myers is to love her. She was a woman of no other, because when she loved she loved hard. She always wanted the best for others and blessed them when she had little. She always made sure she made you smile when you were in her presence. She was able to sense when a friend or family member was in need, and she would simply pick up the phone to offer words of encouragement. She enjoyed the company of others, and she never met a stranger! Evangelist Myers was the definition of beautiful because her outer appearance mirrored her soul because her soul was that “Just Beautiful.” She conquered so much throughout her life, and she never gave up when times got hard. When life gave her lemons, she made lemonade. She will truly be missed, and no other would be able to take her place. A love like no other is to be once loved by Evangelist Myers. She is the latest, the greatest, my inspiration. Her Legacy Betty is survived by her loving husband Elder Calbert Myers and children Barbara Perry of Folsom, LA, Patrick (Tracy) Evans of Fontana, CA, and Andrea (Dione) Evans of Covington, LA; her grandchildren, Chad Evans of Atlanta, GA, Alonzo Evans, Earl Cooper of Fontana, CA, Andrekia Perry, April Evans of Fontana, CA, Brandi Evans of Porter, TX, Tenarian Perry, and Cameron Perry Jr.; and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her seven siblings James "W" Burris (Nellie) of Folsom, LA, Leonard "Duke" Burris (Lillian) of Uneedus, LA, Ouida Burris, Hazel Brumfield, Carolyn Giddens from Folsom, LA, Sharon Butler (Aaron) of Baton Rouge, LA; and Leisha Burris Cousin of Spring, TX; her uncle, Charles Cryer (Ethel) of Baton Rouge, LA; her aunt Ora Dean Burris of Folsom, LA; her godson Aaron Butler of Baton Rouge, LA; her special friends Eddie and Kathy Hartson and Connie DuFour; her special nephew Jaden Gidden; her special Niece Janine Phillips; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Evangelist Betty Myers was preceded in death by her father James Wesley Burris Sr., her mother Emma Rose Cryer Burris, and her sister Ruby Mae Burris Alfred. "I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee willnot slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." Psalm 121:4-8

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Viewing
Saturday
December 16, 2023

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Midway Church of Christ Holiness
83359 LA- 25
Folsom, LA 70437

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 16, 2023

10:00 AM
Midway Church of Christ Holiness
83359 LA- 25
Folsom, LA 70437

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
December 16, 2023

Hay Hollow Cemetery
83647 N. Hay Hollow Rd.
Folsom, LA 70437

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