Thursday Addition

As hard as it is to post this, I can rejoice knowing Bettye is healed in heaven where there is no sickness or death.  Her friends and family can see her again one day if they choose to follow her to heaven.
Bettye Wicker Schilling Fussell

June 01, 1944 – December 07, 2017


On Thursday, December 7, 2017, our beautiful Bettye was called to meet our glorious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She gave her all during this devastating journey but God knew it was time. Bettye was born on June 1, 1944 and has always been a resident of Kentwood but for 6 years, when her husband, Harold, was in college in Monroe, LA. She is survived by her husband, Harold L. Fussell; son, Ken Fussell  and wife, Cyndie; daughter, Jill Fussell Smith and husband, Chris; five grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Fussell and Colby, Jacey, and Kyler Smith; sister, Fran Schilling Walker and nieces, Ashley and Amber Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, H. Leonard and Natalie Schilling; granddaughter, Christy Smith and her brother in law, James (Jimbo) Walker. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Friday, and from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Saturday, December 9, 2017. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a non profit organization called Becki and Bettye’s Victory Bags c/o Misty Welch, 9731 Ravenwood Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70818. For an online guestbook, visit