Mrs. Ethel Beatrice Killen

Mrs. Ethel Beatrice Killen, age 95 of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Born Thursday, December 28, 1922 in Stamps, Arkansas, she was preceded in death by her parents, Arthor and Willie Harrison Bright; daughter, Barbara Andrews; and husband, Walter Killen. Beatrice was a homemaker who did numerous arts and crafts. She lived in Winnfield Louisiana for over 60 years and was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church. After Walter passed away she stayed in Winnfield for 12 years. She spent the last ten years in Houston Texas with her daughters, Kathleen and Peggy. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Kathleen Killen and Peggy Raybon (John), both of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Rusty Hawthorne, Woodrow Kroll, Todd Andrews, Nakia Raybon, and Jeremy Raybon; great grandchildren, Jacqueline, Aaron, and Matthew Kroll; Caden and Kendall Raybon; and Alexander Kroll; sister, Lorene Varnell (Delton), Hammond, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle McGrew officiating. Interment followed in New Jerusalem Cemetery, in Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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