Betty Jean Ellis Williams, 87, a Tupelo resident, passed from this life on August 5, 2021, in Tupelo. She was born on October 27, 1933, to Bennie Earl and Rosie Caroline (Cogburn) Williams, at Dumas, TX. Betty graduated High School from Nashoba then attended ECU College. Betty was a Home Health Aide. She was a member of the New Beginnings Wapanucka Pentecostal Church. She loved raising gardens and playing the piano and accordion. Betty enjoyed music and loved telling people about Jesus. She also liked taking pictures. Betty's favorite times were spent with her Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Benny Earl and Rossie Caroline (Cogburn) Williams; sister Joan Williams; and brothers: Marvin Williams, Buddy Williams and Hackell Williams. Betty is survived by her daughter: Susan Janetta Sutterfield and husband Joey of Tupelo; granddaughter: Jody Sutterfield of Tupelo; grandson: Joey Sutterfireld, Jr. of Tupelo; brother: Bobby Williams and wife Becky and children of Bowie, TX; nieces: Tonya Townley and children of Poteau, and Rhonda Dodson and children of Mena, Ark, and Cheryl Sikes and children of Mena, AR.; nephew: David Williams and wife Lori of Clayton; great niece: Nicole Lovitt and husband Blake of Clayton,; along with numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Brown's Funeral Chapel in Coalgate with Pastor Kenneth May officiating. Interment will take place at Byrd's Prairie Cemetery. Casketbearers included: David Williams, Joey Sutterfield, Roger Sutterfield, James Sutterfield, and Dylan Williams. Honorary casketbearer included: Bob Williams. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: [email protected]
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Published by The Antlers American from Aug. 11 to Sep. 3, 2021.