Cornelius Betz Jr.

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Reverend Cornelius Betz Jr. was the oldest of five children born to Rev Cornelius Betz Sr. and Thelma Rowley on March 29, 1942. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southern University (BA) and Southern Methodist University (MA). Cornelius worked in several industries, as Pastor of both St. Paul Missionary B.C. and Mallalieu Immanuel UMC, Lafayette LA; a school teacher, a postal worker, a counselor, and also as an entrepreneur for multiple businesses. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons Major Cornelius "Nippy" (Adrienne) Betz III, San Antonio TX; Michael (Janice) Betz, Temple Texas; Ryan Betz Sr. and Randal (Jonea) Betz, Baton Rouge; a sister Dr. Miriam Dahnell (Jimmy) Freeman, Virginia Beach VA; a brother Rodrick Betz, Louisiana; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, plus a host of other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Rev Cornelius Betz Sr., mother Thelma Rowley Betz, sisters Lola Hays and Gwendolyn Simms. The funeral service will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am, Hall's Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA. Pastor A.W. Azoney, officiating. Interment Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary, LA. Memorial donations may be made via PayPal to the email nippybetz@yahoo.com. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Affinity Nursing Home for their attentive care. Services Entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. www.hallsinc.net
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 17 to May 19, 2017