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Betty Emily Wiggins

February 4, 1926 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 94)


Betty Emily Wiggins, 94, of Charleston, Texas passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper, Texas with Reverend Lyn Dennis officiating.

A Come and Go visitation will be from 1 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Delta Funeral Home.

Betty was born in Beaumont, Texas on February 4, 1926, the daughter of Oscar Smith Marshall and Maggie Heard Marshall. She attended school in Alto, Lufkin, and graduated from Kountze High School. She was a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She taught in the Kountze Pubic Schools 34 years and served as choir director and organist at the Kountze United Methodist Church. She married Welton Winston Wiggins July 19, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1995 in Cooper, Texas.

She was a member of Charleston United Methodist Church, Tuesday Bridge Club and Retired Teachers.

She is survived by one daughter, Jennie and her husband, Danny Pickering of Charleston, two grandchildren, Dana Garza and husband, James, of Pflugerville and Welton Pickering and wife, Jeri, of Emory, 4 great grandchildren, Zach Daniel Garza, Jake Marshall Garza, Welton Winston Pickering, Wade Marshall Pickering and one nephew, Dr. Osborne Wiggins of Louisville, Kentucky.

She moved to “Hagood Hill”, Cooper, Texas in August 1988 and lived there until she moved to Charleston.

The family honors your health and requests that you support the family by staying in your cars or social distancing nearby.

Memorials may be made to the Delta County Public Library or Charleston United Methodist Church.

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Services entrusted to Delta Funeral Home.


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April 25, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Delta Funeral Home
451 Southwest First Street
Cooper, TX 75432

Graveside Service
April 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Oaklawn Cemetery, Cooper, Texas

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