Betty Jo DeLancey, 86, of Houma, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, with the service to start at 6 p.m., at Samart Funeral Home of Houma. Burial will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Columbia, Miss. She is survived by her children, Charles Henry DeLancey and wife Dora, Annette Mena and husband Jorge, Margaret Koestler and husband Mark, Danny DeLancey and wife Lisa, Virginia Fitch and husband Ronald. Betty Jo was a proud grandmother to 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emitte and Iola Bourn; husband, Charles DeLancey; son, Joe Warren DeLancey; brothers, Emitte Bourn and Milton Bourn; and sisters, Mary Hadley and Lois Thomas. Betty Jo's health may have declined but her spirit is still strong. "I have fought the good fight, I finished the race, and I have kept the faith." Samart is in charge of arrangements.
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