February 10, 1942 - June 6, 2021
Betty Edde was born on February 10, 1942 in Porter Oklahoma to Gene Alonzo Copeland and Lectia Mae Nichol. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 6th, 2021. She had five children Noreen Walker, LeRoy Easter Jr., Vernon Easter, Tonette Blasius and Jeff Easter of Terrell. She worked for the Postal Service 40+ years and walked more miles than most people. She was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters, her husband Wallace Edde, and her beloved son LeRoy Jr., who she mourned until she drew her last breath here on Earth, then ran to him with her first breath in Heaven, and he escorted her to the Savior she longed to meet. With five children and many stepchildren, Betty had enough grandchildren and great grandchildren to fill her life with the light of love that could have lit the darkest corners of this world. Our mother was a woman of small stature, but she ruled with the hand of a giant and walked with footsteps of thunder in time of correction. There was never any mistake of what was headed your way, nor was the same mistake ever made twice! But those sounds echoed like the earth quaking when you messed with her family, in any way shape or form, and those mistakes definitely did not happen twice! Mom loved to be with all the babies. As she grew older, her firm correcting nature turned to softness and a longing to see smiles, brighteyes, and hear the laughter of those she loved so dearly. She went to every garage sale she could find, always looking for that toy that would bring them smiles and giggles. She loved to wear clothes of bright colors and hats of character that expressed her playful nature. She did not care what people thought; she was always honest and up front with every question asked by family and friends. The one thing people knew about Ms. Betty was that if you did not want to know what she thought, you better not ask! But she was honest (out of love)because she believed that people did need to know the truth, and no one was deserving of a lie. She deeply loved all of those in her life and she made all the hard decisions, no matter what the cost was to her. As a mother she hurt twice as bad as any of those who were hurting in her life, and that was a burden she gladly bore. Betty was no stranger to hard times, and she was not afraid of facing them. She walked among the tallest and strongest with her head held high with integrity, and her ability to work as hard as any man,without complaint. She walked thousands of miles as a postal worker and, at the end of the day, tired though she was, she grabbed her lawn chair, loaded the children in the car and away we went…going to every ball game and every drill team event ever held in Kaufman Texas. She never missed a game and she was always the loudest cheerleader for her kids. And when the day was done, and the lights were turned off at the ballfields, we went home for baths and she finally laid her weary head down to rest long enough to start all over again the next day. It is impossible to sum our mother’s life up in one page. The crazy stories we have shared with one another and the tears we have shed will last a lifetime. Her legacy is huge. The countless people who have trailed through to say goodbye have been overwhelming, because she affected so many lives outside of what we already knew about! Betty had many names; Betty Boop, Momma, Grandma Betty, Crazy White Grandma, Friend and Wife, but the name she was most proud of was Daughter of a King! She and her loved ones were given a very special gift from the Lord, which was the opportunity to say goodbye. One specific goodbye was to her sister, Patsy. As they were telling each other how much they loved one another, her sister said, “We will see each other again one day,” and Mom’s reply was, “Oh Patsy! The things we are going to see!” Mom was never doubtful of the existence of Heaven and that God was so very real! In her final days she left very specific instructions for her family as she said her goodbyes here on earth: Take care of each other, make sure you get together when you can, and most importantly, I want to be with every one of you one day. And she was not negotiating on that instruction! She wanted every man, woman and child in her family to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior! She longed for that more than anything else. To have even just one member of her family left behind was more than she could possibly bear from this life. Words only cheapen the intensity of her pleas in her final moments, as she squeezed the hand of her child and begged for everyone to know how important this was to her. Mom’s life may have ended here, but no doubt she kicked up gold dust as she ran to her Savior in her new glorified body! A Celebration of her life will be at 11:00am, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glenn Goodson officiating.
Betty Edde was born on February 10, 1942 in Porter Oklahoma to Gene Alonzo Copeland and Lectia Mae Nichol. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 6th, 2021. She had five children Noreen Walker, LeRoy Easter Jr., Vernon Easter,... View Obituary & Service Information
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