Betty joined dearly missed family members and friends in heaven on September 14, 2021.
A graveside service will be held at Forest Park Cemetery West, 4000 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana, on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Betty was born on October 8, 1928 in New Orleans. She was soon adopted by the late Leslie and Laverne Matthews, and was a life-long resident of Shreveport.
Betty (aka Nana) epitomized our greatest generation. She knitted socks and sweaters for our troops in WWII, married her high school sweetheart (Ted Robinson Cole), raised a family while working and earning degrees from Centenary College and Louisiana Tech University, and enjoyed a very successful teaching career. She taught at JS Clark, Northwood High, Huntington High, Captain Shreve High, and Northwestern State University.
Betty had amazing talents, including cooking, sewing, knitting, quilting, recovering furniture, painting, and home maintenance. She loved using her talents to support church functions and charitable activities. She was an avid reader and gardener, having a great love of plants and animals. She was a great wife, mom, and Nana.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Ted Robinson Cole, Sr. and her son, Ted Robinson Cole, Jr. She is survived by her son, Michael Cole and wife, Patricia; daughter, Candace Wiggins; daughter-in-law Diane Cole; five grandchildren, Scott Cole, Bonnie Allgood and husband, Taylor, Catherine Cole, Meghan Durrett and husband, Dustin, Madeline Smith and husband, Douglas; seven great-grandchildren, Carter and Taylor Sue Durrett, Jane and Eileen Allgood, Collin and Katelyn Cole, and Gotham Smith.
In lieu of flowers, do a good deed with Betty in mind.
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