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Melvina W. (Betty) Picquet, peacefully took her last breathe at home surrounded by her loved ones, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm. Melvina affectionately known as Betty was 77 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Picquet Sr.; She was the daughter of the late Oscar Sr. and Rena P. Williams. She was the mother of Darlene P. Frederick (Wendell Sr.), Charlene P. Williams (the late Michael S. Williams) and Eugene J. Picquet, Jr. (Leslie). She is also survived by 5 sisters, 1 brother, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 5 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, 3 godchildren, and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was a retiree of Beshel's Industries.
Relatives and friends of the family also, Class of 1956 friends, Pastors, officers and members of St. Joseph Baptist Church and St. Thomas Catholic Church and all neighboring churches, former employees of WM Beshel Ind., employees of Electro Coal (UBT), Ochsner Westbank outpatient surgery, St. Joseph Hospice and Angel Dry Cleaners are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Baptist Church, 156 St. Joseph Lane, Phoenix, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until service time. Interment will follow at Cook Cemetery, Phoenix, La. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St., Gretna, La. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign online guestbook.