Funeral services for Betty Jo Fuller Dutton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 in Couch Chapel at First United Methodist Church, 500 Common St, Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will be held at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent. Officiating the service will be Dr. Carl Rhoads.
Betty Jo was born May 24, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to F.A. and Thelma Fuller and passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
She lived in Shreveport most of her life. She attended and studied at Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tennessee followed by SMU in Dallas, Texas where she met her husband, Malcolm Dutton. Betty had many interests. She enjoyed photography, fishing, outdoors, and music. She was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Unique Shop having volunteered there for over 15 years and served as President multiple terms. She was also an avid member of the First United Methodist Church in Downtown Shreveport, where she served as President of the Four-Square Bible Sunday school class. Her favorite place to spend time was at her camp house that she had nicknamed “Golden Pond”. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. After losing her husband in November 2002, she has been the proud matriarch of the Dutton/Ready Family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Malcolm D. Dutton; son, Mark F. Dutton; brother, Al Fuller; daughter-in-law, Donna H. Dutton; son-in-law, John T. Ready and brother-in-law, Jim Hutson. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Fred Bradford Dutton; daughter, Donna Dutton Ready; sister, Fa Lu Fuller Hutson; sister-in-law, Jackie Fuller; grandchildren, John Justin Ready and fiancée, Layla King, Daniel Thomas Ready, Brittanye E. Coutee and husband, Lance and Fred Bradford Dutton, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Landon M. Coutee and Hayden B. Coutee and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Betty Jo as pallbearers will be John Justin Ready, Daniel Thomas Ready, Fred Bradford Dutton, Jr., Mark H. Olive, Scott L. Cunningham and Lance Coutee. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Roy Burroughs, Robert London and Donald Ray Johnson.
The family suggests memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Common St., Shreveport, Louisiana 71101 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.