Betty Hugh Eidt Berdon

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 22, 2016

Betty Hugh Eidt Berdon

Aug. 10, 1940 – Feb. 20, 2016

NATCHEZ — Services for Betty Hugh Eidt Berdon, 75, of Panama City, Fla., who died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Panama City, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Basilica.

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Burial will follow at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.



Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez.

Mrs. Berdon was born Aug. 10, 1940 in Sanatorium, raised in Natchez and moved to Panama City with her husband and family in 1970. Betty Hugh lived a genuine, active and beautiful life. She was a dancer, homecoming candidate and cheerleader at Cathedral High School in Natchez, where she graduated in 1958. As a member of the Chi Omega sorority, she graduated from Mississippi State University in 1961 with a degree in commercial education. She met her husband, Billy, in the early 1960s when they both worked for International Paper Company in Natchez. During her life, Betty Hugh served as a schoolteacher, bookkeeper and homemaker. In Panama City, she was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and volunteered at Gulf Coast Medical Center. She loved to fish, play golf and spend time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Berdon was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William “Billy” Henry Berdon III; her parents, Clarence Martin Eidt Sr. and Mary Ernestine Breithaupt Eidt; great aunt, Florence Thelma Breithaupt Eidt; and daughter-in-law Robin Kathleen Baines Berdon.

Survivors include children William Henry Berdon IV of Martinez Ga., Martin Broeg Berdon and wife, Deneen, of Baton Rouge, Elizabeth Leigh Berdon of Panama City; grandchildren, Sarah Kathleen Berdon, Elizabeth Anne Berdon, Amanda Nadine Berdon and Matthew Broeg Berdon; step-grandson Joseph Justin Nowacki; brother Clarence Martin Eidt Jr. and wife, Rosa Lee; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the Berdon family requests that memorial donations be made to Covenant Care, 107 West 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405, or American Cancer Society, 4001 West 23rd St., Suite C, Panama City, FL 32405.