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Betty Ann Encalade

April 14, 1957 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Betty Encalade Obituary

A radiant soul, Betty Ann Encalade Duplessis entered this world on April 14, 1957, and peacefully departed on January 31, 2024. Betty, a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, left an indelible mark of love, compassion, and resilience on all who were privileged to know her.
Born to the late Marshall and Elmira Encalade, Betty blossomed into a remarkable God-fearing woman whose earthly journey was characterized by grace, kindness, strength, and unwavering faith. Her life was a testament to the beauty of love, and her legacy will forever echo in the hearts of those she touched.

In the sacred bond of marriage, Betty shared her life with her devoted husband, Roman K. Duplessis, creating a partnership that stood the test of time and weathered the joys and challenges of life together. Their love inspired both family and friends deeply.

As a devoted mother, Betty poured boundless love and wisdom into the life of her daughter, Brianna Nicole Encalade. Embracing Roman's children from a previous marriage Kaylan Barthelemy and Karl R. Barthelemy (Aldreanna), Betty regarded them as her precious bonus children. Her heart knew no limits as she joyfully embraced the role of being a mother. She also took great joy in being a grandmother to Ralyn Barthelemy, Shalyn Barthelemy, Ayla Barthelemy, and Nathan Barthelemy. Her caring nature, combined with endless patience, laid the groundwork for her family's resilience, fostering a home filled with warmth, laughter, and treasured memories. Additionally, she reveled in being an adored aunt to her many nieces and nephews, creating bonds that added an extra layer of love to the family tapestry.

Betty Encalade was not only a guiding presence within her immediate family but extended her love as a godmother to Madora Henry, Philip Encalade, Trevor Bryan II and Kimberly Williams-Jackson. This role further exemplified her nurturing spirit and the depth of her connections within her extended family.

Betty embraced her Catholic faith with unwavering devotion, discovering solace and strength in its teachings. Her spiritual journey became a source of enrichment, guiding her through both moments of joy and times of challenge. As the sun dipped below the horizon, Betty's evenings transformed into a sanctuary of serene devotion. Engaged in the gentle rhythm of prayer, she faithfully recited the Rosary. These moments were not mere rituals; instead, they represented a sacred communion with her Creator-a profound connection that bestowed upon her peace and purpose right up to the very end.
Betty led a fulfilling career as a custodian for Phoenix High School, leaving an impact on her colleagues. Her dedication and passion for her work were evident in every endeavor she undertook. Moreover, her impact on students went beyond the visible cleanliness of the campus; she played an integral role in creating a positive and supportive atmosphere. Her friendly demeanor and approachability made her a trusted figure among students, offering comfort and encouragement to those who needed it. Beyond her daily tasks, Betty actively engaged with her colleagues and was known for her willingness to lend a helping hand and uplift the spirits of those around her.

Her siblings, Elizabeth G. Williams (Gerald), Lisa Sylve (Marshall), Christine Williams (Darrell), Ronald Encalade, Jonathan Encalade, David Encalade, shared an unbreakable bond, creating a tapestry of family ties that brought joy and support to each other's lives. Her memory will forever live on through the stories and shared experiences they hold dear.
Betty was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Billy Encalade, and is survived by a host of loving and devoted nieces and nephews who continue to cherish her memory.

In the broader tapestry of friendship, Betty Encalade was a beacon of support and camaraderie. Her friendships were a testament to her open heart and willingness to uplift others, creating a network of cherished connections that extended far beyond blood ties. She could often be found engaged in heartfelt conversations with her dear friend Natlie Polk, her devoted niece April Bryan, or her caring sister Lisa Sylve.

As we gather to celebrate Betty's life, let us remember her with gratitude for the love she shared, the lessons she imparted, and the enduring impact she had on our lives. In the tapestry of memories she has woven, may we find solace and inspiration. As we navigate the journey ahead, let Betty's legacy be a guiding light, inspiring us to embrace love, kindness, and compassion. May her spirit live on in the acts of goodness we extend to others, keeping her memory alive in the hearts of all who remember her. "In every act of kindness, we carry forward the essence of a beautiful soul."

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Thomas Catholic Church located at 17605 Hwy 15, Point-Ala-Hache LA. 70082. The visitation will begin at 9AM followed by an 11AM mass. Father Sampson Abduli will officiate, and entombment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Funeral planning entrusted to Robinson Family Funeral Home (504) 208-2119.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
February 17, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:55 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church
17605 Hwy 15
Point-Ala-Hache, LA

Funeral Mass
Saturday
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church
17605 Hwy 15
Point-Ala-Hache, LA

Entombment
Saturday
February 17, 2024

Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery

Point Ala Hache, LA 70082

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