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Betty Mae (Reams) Battley

October 6, 1944 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Betty Battley Obituary

Betty Mae Battley, 79, a loving mother, native of New Roads, and resident of Baton Rouge went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, November 27, 2023. Visitation will be held at Greater St.Peter Baptist Church 913 Singletary St. , New Roads, La. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 1pm-2pm. directly followed by the Celebration of Life Service. Internment at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery 6280 LA Hwy-419, Batchelor, LA 70715. Repass will be held at the River House Center 714 New Roads Street, New Roads. 

Betty was born on October 6, 1944, to the late Harris and Peacola Dailey Reams in Morganza, Louisiana, she was the fourth of five children. The family lived on a farm on Normandy Lane in Batchelor. In 1960, the family later moved to New Roads. Betty graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1965. She met Jeffery Battley and they were married on August 28,1965. Together they had four children, Jeffery Patrick, Felicia, Cathy, and Andrea. 

Betty was a quiet, yet strong mother. She primarily raised her children as a single mother in a very humble environment. She was the constant for her children. She lived in New Roads until 2018 when she moved to Baton Rouge with her youngest daughter and family. Betty enjoyed the "stories", game shows, and solving word puzzles. She was a member of Greater St. Peter Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her children, Jeffery Patrick "Bodeen" Battley, and partner Ashley Oakley, Felicia Battley Beverly, Cathy Battley, and life partner Mark Phillip Saizon, Andrea Denien Ducre and spouse Edward John Ducre, her sister Marilyn Reams Milton (John Riley), 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Harris and Peacola Reams, husband, Jeffery Battley, her siblings, Elizabeth Reams Dailey, Harris Reams, Florence Reams McGhee, Mary Reams Jones, her granddaughter, Paige Victorian and her son-in-law David Beverly. A Hamilton Platinum Funeral Service of Baton Rouge oversees the arrangements. 

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December 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Greater St. Peter Baptist
913 Singletary St.
New Roads, LA 70760

Celebration of Life
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Greater St. Peter Baptist
913 Singletary St.
New Roads, LA 70760


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