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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Fullerton

Tyler, Texas

Sep 7, 1925 – Jan 7, 2022 (Age 96)


September 7, 1925
January 7, 2022
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Services for Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Fullerton, 96, of Tyler, will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippet Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Betty Fullerton passed away on January, 7, 2022 at home in Tyler.

Betty Fullerton was born September 7, 1925 in Winterville, MS to Walter H. and Mary B. Polk.

Betty was married to husband Richard ‘Dick’ Fullerton for 53 years. She was a devoted military wife and homemaker. Betty served as Sunday School teacher, choir member and on various church organizations in her lifetime. She loved to share her faith with others and encouraged and prayed for those she met. Betty was a long-time member of Fifth Street Presbyterian Church. Her special gift was hospitality and she enjoyed feeding and caring for others.

Betty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Spanish from Oklahoma A&M. She taught in various schools prior to marriage.

Betty Fullerton was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Fullerton; her parents, Walter and Mary Polk and her brother and sister-in-law Walter B. and Martha Nell Polk.

Betty Fullerton is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Telfair Fullerton and Faith Fullerton, Mary Gillette and Susan Dobson and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerold Fullerton, Patrick Fullerton, Rolando Hernandez, Anthony Johnson, Taylor Brizendine and Steven Valdez.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Dobson, Bill Rodgers and Dennis Seelbach.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Jackson’s Burks-Walker-Tippet funeral home.

We are thankful to all the wonderful caregivers at Choice Hospice and Choice Home Health who went above and beyond in their care and support.

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We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a dear church friend and we are so grateful to have known her. A beautiful soul, indeed. Much love to the family.

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May God give you His peace and comfort! ♥

Betty always responded to the question "How are you today" with "I am blessed". She was a dear sweet lady and she will be missed.

My Aunt Betty always had time to listen to us kids , was always interested in what we were doing , I always liked talking to her . Will Miss you Aunt Betty , I'll see you again in the future

“Mrs. Betty” opened her home to me when I was a teenager. I was not only blessed by the friendship of her daughters, Telfair and Faith, but by the sweet motherly spirit of Betty Fullerton. She was a kind and loving woman and I am so grateful that I got to be part of her life.