Elizabeth “Betty” Lasyone

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Lasyone, age 75 of Dodson, LA, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Betty was born on Friday, January 16, 1942 in O’ahu, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her father Manuel Ferreira, her belated husband W.O “Sonny Boy” Long, her son Shane Long, step-son Bryan Lasyone and sister Dianne Pruett. Betty, an avid doll collector with a collection of nearly two-hundred dolls clothed in handmade outfits, was a self-taught artist who loved to create art for her family, friends, and home. Those left to cherish the memory of her love of cooking, family, good conversation, and sewing include her husband, Charles Earl Lasyone of Dodson; mother, Thelma Ferreira of Spring, TX; daughter, Cooter Long of Edgemont, AR; step-son, Shannon Lasyone of Texas City, TX; step-daughter, Debbie Melton of Dodson; grandchildren, Heath, Jennifer, Ashley, Shane, Emma, Colby, Sean, Cody, Dustin, Kelli, and Kati; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Southern Funeral Homes with the Reverends Author Robinson and Mike Green officiating. Interment was in Cox-Guin Cemetery in Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Colby Lasyone, Sean Lasyone, Cody Melton, Derrick Hare, Montana DeViney, Matt Henderson, and Kayden Pitman. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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