, Port Arthur, Texas

June 13, 2013

Betty Jean Pickney

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Betty Jean Pickney, a longtime resident of Port Arthur, TX died Friday, June 6th at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on January 9, 1937 in Port Arthur to the late Olivia Lewis and Percy Breaux.

   Betty is preceded in death by her daughter Geraldine Rivers.

   Known and loved by many throughout the city, Betty is survived by her 9 children Kenneth Rosemore (Paula), Lizzie Roberts (Billy), Peter Rosemore (Mary), Lawrence Martin (Bertha), Richard Martin (Kenya), Christopher Martin (Nicole), Clarence Martin (Tansey), Beverly Martin, and beloved stepdaughter Johnashia Stevenson.  

   Betty also leaves to cherish her memory of 41 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

   Services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1048 W. Gulfway Dr., Port Arthur, TX with a visitation from 12 noon until service time.  Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.