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Elizabeth Heard Wilton

February 4, 1930 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Harriet Elizabeth Heard Wilton, devoted wife and mother, passed away on November 11, 2022 in Baton Rouge. She was born February 4, 1930 to Thomas P Heard and Harriet Elizabeth McKnight Heard in Baton Rouge where she was a lifelong resident. As a child she spent summers with her grandparents in Colfax and in Pitkin, helping with farm chores and swimming in Six Mile Creek. She attended Baton Rouge High School and LSU where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

Elizabeth married the love of her life, Billy Wilton, and they raised their five children in University Hills where she lived for 85 years. The birth of their youngest child formed her life’s work teaching special needs children and mentoring their families. She knew that success was possible, and wished it for each of her special babies.

Elizabeth was a coordinator extraordinaire, planning and scheduling activities, chauffeuring and cheerleading her five children and their friends. She and Billy especially enjoyed cheering Dean on at Special Olympics meets.

In retirement she rekindled friendships through travel with Daytimers, Busy Bodies exercise class, her bridge groups, Tuesday Lunch Bunch, and PEO, Chapter W, where she was a 55 year member. Good food, friends and fun were a constant in her life. Elizabeth treasured her circle of steadfast friends who shared stories, celebrated milestones and supported each other through joys and sorrows.

Elizabeth was devoted to her church family and was a charter member of University United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, helped spearhead Camp Adventure, served on the Care Team and Daytimers planning committee. She loved serving and joyfully worshipped Sunday mornings on“Widow’s Row”.

She was a card shark, enjoyed her backyard birds, and loved all things LSU Tigers.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William Jean Wilton, her parents, brother, Thomas P Heard, Jr and sister, Florence Adele Larguier.

“Miss Bootie” took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored.

Daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Breard (Kent), their sons Laurance Kent Breard, III (Katie), William Howell Breard and James Graves Breard (Brittany), and grandchildren Bailey Emmons and Beau Ezekiel Breard, Thomas Parker and Adelyn Elizabeth Breard.

Son, William Jean Wilton, Jr (Terri), their daughters Carly Elizabeth Parenton (Brian), and Emily Claire Schoen (Hunter), and grandchildren Jon William Parenton and Parker Elizabeth Schoen.

Son, Thomas Heard Wilton (Patricia), their sons Thomas Heard Wilton, Jr; Andrew Bernard Wilton (Stacey) and William Owen Wilton, and granddaughter Madison Maurin Wiilton.

Daughter, Mary Parker Sandoval (Roberto), their children Angela Harriet “Hattie” Sandoval, Crosby Murphy Sandoval and Roberto Gabriel Sandoval, Jr. (Emily) and grandson Rafe Dylan Sandoval.

Son, Robert Dean Wilton.

She is also survived by her brother, Robert McKnight Heard, Seguin, Texas and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to University United Methodist Church or to a cause of your choosing.

Visitation at University United Methodist Church Saturday, November 19 from 9am until Memorial Service at 10.

Immediately following, a family service will be held at graveside at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.


November 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
University United Methodist Church (Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge)

Funeral Service
November 19, 2022

10:00 AM
University United Methodist Church (Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge)

Interment following funeral service
November 19, 2022

Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816


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