Betty Baker Jarreau, 97, a resident of McComb, MS passed January 4, 2021 at Southwest Regional Hospital. She was a member of St Alphonsus Catholic Church and worked as a church secretary for St Aloysius Catholic Church from 1960 through 1975. Born Betty Ruth Baker July 19, 1923 to Edward Joseph Baker, Sr and Ruth Adelaide Baker in McComb, MS. Betty graduated from McComb High School and later, graduated from Mississippi State College for Women with degrees in Bacteriology and Chemistry in 1944. She married Lafayette Jarreau in 1944. Betty is survived by niece Emmy Adelaide Nold (Herb) and five nephews: Ernest Puckett, Gary Puckett (Sally), Eddie Sheridan, Richard Sheridan (Ramona) and Doug Baker (Stephanie). Betty was predeceased by her husband, Lafayette Jarreau, two sisters, Julia Sheridan (Joseph), Jane Puckett (Ernest) and one brother Edward Joseph Baker, Jr (Bowe). A prayer service will be held at Catchings-Sharkey Funeral Home located at 1023 Brookhaven Road in Summit, MS at 10 AM Friday, January 15th, 2021 (visitation at 9-10AM) followed by a graveside service at 2 PM at Resthaven Gardens Located at 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2021.