Bettye Jane Reed

Bettye Jane Reed, 83, of Texas City, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at her residence. Bettye was born January 4, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Arnold and Vivian Bearden.  She has been a resident of Texas City for over 30 years.  Bettye was an Avid Bowler for over twenty years taking part in the Ladies Majors Bowling League on Thursday Nights.  She loved baseball, especially her Astros and supported all of her Louisiana sports teams.  Most of all she loved to go gambling.

Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Reed and one step-son, Bobby Reed; and two grandsons: Nito Guajardo Jr and Joshua Reed.

Bettye is survived by four daughters: Marcie Guajardo and husband Nito, Renée Young and fiancé Carey Walker, Lillian Sheridan and husband David, and step-daughter Debra Quiacusan and husband Gene; Three sons: Roy Reed and wife Tina, Darrell Meacham, LeRoy Reed, Jr. and wife Sherri; one sister: Mary Heckman; four brothers: Gary Bearden, Glen Bearden, Buddy Bearden, and Jack Bearden; thirty five grandchildren and forty one great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday February 7, 2017, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.  Services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.


  1. I am so sorry to hear of mom’s passing. I am sorry I will not be able to attend. I had my left knee replaced for the second time 3 weeks ago and can’t get around too good but know I am there in spirit and with much love. RIP mom, love and miss you much.

    Billie and Royce
  2. I love you momma, I know you are with daddy now. Rest in peace my angel.

    Lillian Sheridan
  3. So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Love the Mull family

    Judy mull
  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all family..especially Renee,my future daughter-in-law and my son Carey..I have never met all family, but those I have met please know I am thinking about you and praying for all❤

    Oleta R. Walker
  5. So sorry to hear the passing of your precious mama..Keeping you and your family in our prayers, Renee.. Love you..

    Barbara Beene
  6. I was so sad to hear this news, I will not be able to attend the service but you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

    Rose Marie (Gambino) Lowrey
  7. I’m so sorry for your lost. I will cherish all the talks we had and the times we spent together. You took me in just like I was part of your family. And I’m sorry that I can’t there for you all just know I will be there with all my heart and soul. And that all my thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP. Mom you will truly be loved and missed

    Peggy stump

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