Bettye Finlay Lawrence, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born April 28, 1935 in Minden to the union of her parents, Hansford and Francis Angeline Pritchard Finlay. Mrs. Lawrence was a retired self-employed bookkeeper. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Jena with the Revs. Ricky Gresham and Lane Corley officiating. Interment was at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian L. Lawrence; sons, Julian Leroy Lawrence and Jason Lawrence; her parents; sisters, Edna Crooks, Louise Milliner, Lorene “Jack” Francis, Margaret “Bud” Gorham, and Gladys “Sis” Evans; brothers, Hansford Finlay, Jr. and Charlie Finlay. Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.