Lou Etta Birdsong "Lou" Chain

Obituary of Lou Etta Birdsong "Lou" Chain

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Etta Birdsong “Lou” Chain, age 81, will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church with Brother Tim Post officiating. Interment will follow in Beekman Cemetery.

Mrs. Chain, a resident of Beekman and a homemaker, passed away Saturday September 21, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Chain was a member of Bethel Baptist Church for 72 years. Mrs. “Lou” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was devoted to her family, her church, and most importantly God. She was a member of WMU, was in charge of the kitchen committee for years, and taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Later she became known as the “The Cookie Lady” for VBS. She was known for her sewing, embroidering and quilting and loved to share these with family and friends. Many Cousins have her blankets and quilts, as well as her grandchildren. Shirley Richards was her niece but was like a sister and they oversaw many church functions, such as holiday decorating, and had a very special bond.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl Birdsong and Nellie Birdsong.

Mrs. Chain is survived by her husband of sixty-three and a half years, Carl K. Chain; two daughters, Janet Fortner and husband Burl of Beekman, Carla West and husband John of Beekman; special daughter, Lori Dawn Couture of Las Vegas, NV; one son, Kenny Chain of Beekman; one sister, Evelyn Goodwin of West Monroe; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Choate of Rolling Fork, MS, Miriam Chain of Humble, TX; three grandchildren, Matthew Fortner, Joshua Moore, special granddaughter, La Courtney Jackson; two great grandchildren, Zy Thompson, Carleigh Fortner; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Heath Chain, Kevin Chain, Jim Hardy Chain, Greg Musgrove,Tim Musgrove, Todd Musgrove, Joel Murphy and Andy Richards.

Honorary pallbearers are George Alton Chain, Buddy Richards, Butch Musgrove, and Charles Moore.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM at the church.  

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