Betty Isaacks (Chenault) Jean (1927 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "Betty was a Beautiful Precious Friend!!"
    - James and Glenda Sullivan

Levelland- Mom found her way into the arms of Jesus on Valentine's day.

She was an extraordinarily compassionate, happy, and humble servant of the Lord. She spent her younger years on a farm in Oklahoma, picking cotton, laughing and playing ball with her two brothers and two sisters. Many evenings in Grandmother and Granddad's house, the furniture would be moved, the neighbors summoned, and a dance would take place. Oh, how she loved to dance, especially enjoying a waltz!

Another passion of hers was sports; she watched and rooted for her favorite teams- Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers..she always cheered for teams from Texas unless of course they were playing a team from Oklahoma! Mom attended Lincoln school, outside of Eldorado, Oklahoma, all twelve years and graduated in 1945 with honors in English, math, music, and of course basketball. She was a member of the basketball team, playing on varsity for four years. Lincoln school won the county championship in its class for eight straight years before Betty graduated. She once scored forty-four points in a county championship game- a family record that she still proudly holds!

Mom spent hours in tears - tears of joy for her family, tears of laughter, tears for the tragedy of losing the love of her life - her first husband, George Maye. George was killed September 5, 1957 on a farm at Muleshoe, leaving Mom to raise two young boys on her own. Many members of her family helped her through this dark time. Later , she married Jack Isaacks and had three more children. Mom was a prayer warrior - praying for her family unceasingly. She always ended her prayers by asking the Lord to help her children and grandchildren find their way.

Mom was born May 27, 1927 to James Clyde (Jack) Chenault and Mattie Alma helms Chenault at Lincoln community of Eldorado, Oklahoma. Betty attended Southwestern College at Weatherford, Oklahoma taking courses in nursing. She acquired her Licensed Vocational Nursing degree in 1953 while in Amherst, Texas. Her nursing career spanned from 1945 to 1999. She retired in 1999 in Levelland, Texas

Betty married George William Maye on January 15, 1955 in Lazbuddie, Texas outside of Muleshoe, Texas. They had two sons James Daniel Maye and George Stevan Maye.

Betty later married Luther Lee (jack) Isaacks on august 9, 1963 in Levelland, Texas in Hockley County. She and jack had three children: David Lee Isaacks, Darla Jean Isaacks Alexander, and Douglas Ray Isaacks.

Betty's parents preceded her in death. Also two brothers Louis Chenault and Lonnie Chenault, and two sisters, Billie Weede and Ruth Harvick proceeded her in death along with her husband Jack in 1995. Her sweet great grandson, Logan Maye is hugging his Texas grandmother in heaven now. Her grandson Cameron Maye and Mom are enjoying an afternoon milkshake. She is survived by her five children, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

We will love and miss Mom - for her love, her compassion, her laughter, and for her prayers. Mom has found her way - victory in Jesus!

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 9am to 10am at Park Drive Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10 am at Park Drive Baptist Church in Levelland, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Betty's memory to Park Drive Baptist Church.
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Levelland, TX 79336
(806) 894-3131
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2018
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