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Elizabeth Ann Hart Delaughter

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Hart Delaughter, of Weatherford, Texas, are Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation will be today, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Delaughter, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. She was born Oct. 3, 1947, in Brookhaven. She graduated Woodlawn High school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1965. She married Michael Delaughter at Central Baptist Church in Baton Rouge on July 30, 1964. She worked at the social security office to support the two while Mike completed college. Soon after her family grew to three with the arrival of Craig in Jackson, Alabama in 1970. Jeff showed up two and a half years later in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1972. Ann and Mike were baptized the same night at Community Bible Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1975. On July 5, 1978, she and her family moved to Orange, Texas, where she would spend the next 39 years.

She worked diligently in the home while the boys were young. Once they were older, she worked as a bus driver and teacher’s aide in special education. She hosted vacation Bible schools in her neighborhood, taught Sunday school and was an active member at Westwood Bible Church in Beaumont and then First Baptist Church in Deweyville, Texas. She was passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to anyone she encountered, and even inside prison walls.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Billy John Hart.

Survivors are her husband of 53 years, Mike Delaughter, of Weatherford, Texas; sons, Craig (Carol) Delaughter, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jeff (Karina) Delaughter, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grandson, Pierce Delaughter of Mandeville, Louisiana; mother, Penny Hart, of Bogue Chitto; brothers; Charlie (Dolores) Hart, of Bogue Chitto, Tommy (Becky) Hart, of Bogue Chitto, Ken (Vicky) Hart, of Bogue Chitto, Gene Hart, of Bogue Chitto; sisters, Kathy (Bruce) Crosby, of Smithdale; and many nieces and nephews.