ELIZABETH ‘BETH’ BRIGHT WINDHAM

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Dec. 21, 1947-Oct. 5, 2021

A Memorial service for Elizabeth “Beth” Bright Windham will be Saturday, Oct. 9 at First United Methodist Church, Natchitoches. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to her service at 11 a.m.

She was born Dec. 2l, 1947, and died Oct. 5, 2021, with her daughter at her bedside.

Beth’s life centered around God and her church, her family and the many children that called her “Miss Beth.”  She will forever be remembered for the loving care she gave to so many preschool children.  Those children who have grown often refer to never tasting macaroni and cheese and beanie weenies as delicious as Miss Beth’s. Her spiritual life revolved around her daily devotionals, teaching Sunday School and Bible study groups, UMW, Leader of Circle Group and being a Christian witness in her everyday life. Her church family will miss her deviled eggs.  Her grandsons will miss her chicken and dumplings and spaghetti. But everyone will miss the example she set daily that we all strive to follow.

Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Wayne Windham; her parents, Sidney Bright Jr. and Ethelene St. Andre Bright; daughter, Paula Geoghagan; grandparents Iliene St. Andre, Sidney Bright Sr. and Beatrice Bright; and sister, Sarah Bright Maines and Tommy Maines.

She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Oberle (Mark) of Madison, Miss., four grandsons, Austin and Braden Oberle and Ian and Gavin Carrasquillo of Dallas; sister, Rhonda Kuhlmann of Benton, Ark. (Lee); many nieces and nephews, and her special friends that will miss her dearly.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church UMW, Natchitoches, LA or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her memory.