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West Race Baptist Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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West Race Baptist Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021

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Betty LaFantasie

Betty Jayne LaFantasie, 86, of Searcy passed away, Saturday, June 5th surrounded by her loving family.  She was born September 25, 1934, in Rocky Mound, Arkansas to the late Ivy and Vila (Pickard) Mitchell. Betty graduated from Hope Highschool where she was a standout basketball player. She was a long-time member of West Race Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Betty retired from Sears after 43 years of service. Betty and her late husband, Don loved adventure and traveled extensively. She also loved camping, boating, and waterskiing. Over the years she had taught many children to waterski. Betty enjoyed bowling; she joined a bowling league in Searcy played as a member for 40 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed. Left to cherish her memory is her children, one son, Dan LaFantasie (Sandy) of Searcy; one daughter, Donna Kellar (Stan) of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Brooke Osborne, Sam Osborne, Ashley Broome, and Madison Shoebottom; five great grandchildren, Rocco Raley, Riley Dixson, Corbin Dixson, Kindyl Foster, and Braidyn Kratzer; one brother, Bill Mitchell; and her best friend, Pat Rice. In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by one brother, Russ Mitchell; and one sister, Brenda Harvey. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM, Saturday, June 19th with a Memorial Service starting at 1:00 PM at West Race Baptist Church. All Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Share A Memory: www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

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Possibly the best sister ever and I will have a temporary separation. No man could ask for a more supportive and loving little sister than I have had for 86+ years. I will miss her more than words can tell, but I know that in time I will join her in Heaven where the Mitchell Family will be singing praises to our Lord and Savior. My prayers and support go out to Danny, Donna and all who loved her.

Bill Mitchell Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

I never knew any details of her personal life. I was always blessed by her gracious, loving smile and unrelenting presence in my home church.

church. Alana Walls-Sturtevant Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for the family Betty was a wonderful christian lady who taught my daughter in Sunday School and in later years we were in the same Sunday School class. She was very special to me and will be missed.
Patsy Jones and family

Patsy Jones Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

There isnt just one memory with Betty. We were best friends for over 45 years. And she was a great best friend. Never judge mental never grumpy. She was always there when I needed her which was often. Because I was grumpy! These last few years we werent able to do a lot but simple things like just taking a drive pleased us both.
I will miss her so much and Ive already almost called her to talk about nothing usually. Thats another thing we never tired of talking to one another. We took trips and if there was moments of silence it didnt matter. Betty will be missed and never replaced.

Pat Rice Jun 9 2021 12:00 AM