Betty Mitchell Mallory, 88, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on Friday, April 17, 2020. Born July 1, 1931, in Slate Springs, MS, she was the daughter of the late George Mitchell and the late Lucille Lovorn Mitchell. She graduated from Ellard High School, and was a member of Sabougla Baptist Church. After high school, she continued her education at Draughon’s Business College in Jackson, MS. In 1950, she married R.W. “Dike” Mallory, and they spent 58 wonderful years together until his passing in 2008. She was retired from Kellwood after more than 30 years of service where she worked in the Human Resources department. She had a great personality and a wonderful sense of humor. She taught Sunday school at Sabougla Baptist Church, and arranged the flowers for the church. She was a great artist and loved to paint. She was also a great cook, and loved preparing her incredible meals. Above all, spending time with her family meant the most to her. They will miss her dearly, but God has now called her home, and she has been reunited with her beloved husband and daughter, and others who have gone on before her.
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A Graveside Service celebrating her life will be held Monday, April 20, 2020, at 11:00am at Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs. Bro. Jim Vance will be officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be her Grandsons.
She leaves behind her daughter, Stephanie Langston and her husband Sidney of Calhoun City; her sons, David Mallory of Gore Springs, and Todd Mallory and his wife Terri of Arlington, TN; son-in-law, Joe Worthy; and Sherryl Mallory; grandchildren, Wendy (Bobby) Clausel, Kelly (Jason) Chandler, Hannah (Ashley) Williams, Josh (Kala) Langston, Mitchell (Amanda) Mallory, Ross Mallory, Trey Mallory, Olivia (Taylor) Goode, and Grace (Graham) Garvey; Betty was also blessed with 15 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, R.W. “Dike” Mallory; her daughter, Erin Mallory Worthy; sister, Lina James; and brother, Thomas Mitchell.
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