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Elizabeth O. "Betty" Weddington

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Elizabeth O. "Betty" Weddington Obituary
Elizabeth O. Weddington

Memphis, TN

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Betty Weddington died peacefully at age 76 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a resident at Belmont Village Assisted Living in Memphis since 2005. She and her husband Ralph E. Weddington, who preceded her in death, evacuated New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and became citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Betty had a full and active life at Belmont Village where she was surrounded by loving caretakers and friends.

Betty was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 25, 1940 and was the daughter of the Late Dr. John F. Oakley and Mary Katherine Downs Oakley. She was preceded in death by her two sisters Mary Kay delaHoussaye and Ellen Davis. Betty had no children and leaves a sister-in-law, Susie Morris, a brother-in-law, Richard Davis, and a number of nieces and nephews. She attended All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Greenbrier Academy in West Virginia. Her life in New Orleans was filled with gardening and her beloved pet dogs. She especially enjoyed Mardi Gras and walking with her twin sister Ellen.

A Memorial Service and burial will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas at a future date. Memorials for Betty can be made to the or to the SPCA.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 18, 2017
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