Obituary of Bettie Myrtle Dickerson
Mrs. Bettie Myrtle Dickerson of San Augustine County passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at The Summit in San Augustine, Texas, at the age of 74.
She was born April 19, 1945, in San Augustine County to parents Harris Joseph Smith and Anna Belle (Crouch) Smith and was a lifelong area resident. Bettie helped many area residents and families while working as an expanded services social worker with Tri-County Community Action Inc. Bettie actively served in the churches of the area as a member, pastor's wife, pianist and other capacities and was also a vital part of the Central Missionary Baptist Association.
Her survivors include her loving husband, Bro. William "Bo" Dickerson; two brothers, Robert Azriel Smith and wife Jeanette and Paul Joseph Smith and wife Nita; daughter, Karen Roxanne Dickerson Mills and her husband Alan Mills; a grandson, Shane Mills III; two granddaughters, Sarrina Jazmine Renee' Mills and Victoria Cheyanne Mills Humphrey and her husband Clayton Humphrey; a great-granddaughter, Cheyanne Humphrey; and a special daughter, Betsy Ross. During her time on this earth she raised or helped raise many of her nieces and nephews who she loved as her own.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harris Joseph and Anna Belle Smith, along with three of her children; two brothers; her only sister; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Byley Jr. and Bro. Duane Mills officiating. Interment will follow with a committal service at Dickerson Cemetery with Bro. Vic Sowell officiating.
Pallbearers: Alan Mills, Shane Mills, Walter McCauley Jr., Tim Ballard, Skip Gautney, and Marcus Beard. Honorary pallbearers: Charles McCauley and Charles Edwards.
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