Bettye Jean Mays Shropshire

05/03/1950 - 08/23/2019

Obituary for Bettye Jean Mays Shropshire

MRS. BETTYE JEAN MAYS SHROPSHIRE - Age 69, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1950 to the late Aaron Mays, Sr. and Maurine Wilkey Mays. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Gleason Whitener, one brother, Aaron Mays, Jr. Bettye was employed for thirteen years at Gordon County Department of Family and Children Services, and for over thirty years at Headstart / Better Beginnings of Dalton. She graduated from Calhoun High School Class of 1968, and was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Dalton.

Survivors and family are her loving children, daughter, Sherica Whitener of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Chace Shropshire of Dalton, Georgia; grandchildren, Jasmine Whitener, and Derricus Jackson of Rome, Georgia; two great grandchildren, Eli Jackson, and Journei Whitener; two sisters, Sharon Curtis of Calhoun, Georgia, and Kathy Mays of Dalton; brother Kenneth (Stephanie) Mays; sister-in-law, Evang. Mary Mays, of Calhoun; nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Donald Reynolds; goddaughter, Lauren Watters; devoted friends, Minister Wayne and Judy Curtis, Deacon Michael and Sharon Whitener; other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2014 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, GA. 30721 with Pastor Edward Hoggs as Eulogist. Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday after 11:00 A. M. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Interment, Pine Grove Church Cemetery in the Red Bud Community. Please share your thoughts and memories of Bettye Jean Mays Shropshire at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


Guest Book

She was my neighbor when I was a kid. She was always sweet and kind. May Jehovah God be with the family.

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My love and sympathy to the family. I graduated with Betty and also worked with her at DFACS. She was a precious, happy, loving woman. Lynn Carter Greene

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Bettye had such a beautiful, kind and humble spirit. Her smile brought joy and brightness into any room. Let those precious memories linger for years to come. Her call home has ushered in great sadness, nevertheless, she is free from pain and is at peace with the Father. May the loving arms of Jesus comfort each of you. Good Bye My Friend. Barbara Hardaway

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So very sorry to hear of Bettye's passing. She and I worked together many years ago at the Parent-Child Center in Dalton. I remember her as a compassionate leader for the education staff and a champion for the children and parents. She always talked so lovingly of Sherica and Chace who were the center of her family. Her family will be in my thoughts. May your happy memories give you peace. Wendy Hanson, Dalton GA

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One word that would describe Betty would be sweet She had a soft loving demeanor that exuded kindness tenderness and joy She was a member of the Inspirational Choir at Shiloh when I was the President She was faithful and did not like nor would she partake in any conflict She was a woman of peace A friend described life as a highway and we all have an exit we must get off We don't know the when where or how we just know it lies ahead Betty reached her exit a few days ago she got off but wasn't afraid because she knew it's never bad to take a trip as long as you know your destination She heard an angel say next stop Glory I can hear her humming if you miss me from singing down there and you can't find me nowhere come on up to Bright Glory I'll be singing up here Her voice has been stilled on this side of eternity but she's got a front middle seat in the Hallelujah Chorus and she's singing Yo Grace and mercy brought me through I'm living each moment because of YOU I want to thank YOU and praise YOU too Your grace and mercy brought me through Today is not good bye just see you further on up the road where we'll meet King Jesus Marvin L Henderson Kent OH

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May you all find peace in God in the loss of your love one we will keep you all in our prayers True Gospel Church family and pastor,Bishop Reuben Graham Sr.

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Sending my condolences to the family

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On behalf of the Shropshire family in Calhoun Betty was a good friend to the family and will always be remember for her kind smile and loving personality. We will keep the family lifted up in Pray.

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I remember her lovely smile, kindness and faithfulness to family and friends. She was truly a precious person and will be missed. Life is a great gift and sometimes seems too short but all our time is in God's hands. He is kind and merciful and will be with you through it all. Trust Him and hold to His hand. Janetta Coppage

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We were saddened to hear of Bettye's illness and death. We continue to pray for you, Chace and Sherica, and for the family as a whole. We love you. May God’s grace sustain you, His spirit comfort you, and His loving kindness give you peace. Bishop Reuben and Mother Helen Graham and the True Gospel Pentecostal Church Family.

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Praying that God would grant the family the peace that passes all understanding during their bereavement. Patricia Scott

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I worked with her and she is one of few people I have some memory of but just barely. What I do remember is her smile and kindness when I came to work there. To the family I am very sorry for this dear loss that you are all dealing with. This is a true loss I must admit but if I can leave you with any words it would be this: Go on sweet Bettye Go on take your rest We all loved you But God loved you best. My condolences Carlette McSpadden

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May God grant you peace and comfort during this time of bereavement. Linda Bonds

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Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time. -Barnard and Emily Reed and family

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It was a joy to work with such a professional and gentle lady.

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Praying for the family Pastor Eugene Miller and the Christ Community Church family

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I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family. Velina Weaver(Cohutta, Ga}

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Our hearts goes out to each of you at this difficult time of your lives . New Hope Baptist Church Usher board (Velina Weaver)

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Praying for the Families. The Ralph Whitener Children

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Prayers are with the Mays and Shropshire Family. Pastor Edward Hoggs and the Shiloh Baptist Church Family

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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