Sept. 26, 1943-Jan. 30, 2022
Our sweet mother, Beverly Ann Dodd, received her ultimate gift – The Wings to Heaven – Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.
Beverly, 78, was fondly known as “Bev,” “Beverly Ann” and “Gramma.”
She was born Sept. 26, 1943, and raised in Natchitoches to Bernard Balthazar and Katie Metoyer.
She and her true love, Fred John Dodd Jr., who precedes her in death, moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where they raised their three children. After her husband passed in 2004, she returned to Natchitoches and made it her permanent home. A true Southern Creole Belle, Beverly had music in her soul, dance in her every step and beauty and grace with everything she touched. She adored her family and shined the most when they were near her. Our hearts are warmed thinking upon Beverly dancing her way into her true love’s arms as they were reunited in heaven.
Beverly is survived by her three children, Monica Ann Dodd, Fred John Dodd III and Diane Marie Dodd; daughter-in-law, Cherie Summer Dodd; three grandchildren, Amanda Christine Dodd, Olivia Rose McDonald and John Robert Dodd; brother, Alphonse Balthazar; sisters, Betty Conant, Mary Metoyer-Rachel and Geraldine Metoyer-Baker; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A viewing at Blanchard St Denis Funeral home will be Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a Rosary at 2 p.m.
Formal services will be in Culver City, Calif., with information to be released at a later date.