Floral 22

Betty Jean (Dickerson) Carpenter

September 15, 1929 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 89)


Betty Jean Dickerson McKay Carpenter

Betty Carpenter went to meet her savior June 29, 2019.  She was 89 years old.  Betty was born September 15, 1929.  She lived her early years in the Cowarts/Ashford area.  After marriage she lived in Selma for more than 22 years.  She has lived in the Dothan area since 1975.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Family First Funeral  Care Chapel of the Angels.   Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM .  Services are being conducted by Family First Funeral Care.  Reverend Tommy White will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Gardens Of Memory, Hwy 431 Headland.

Betty is survived by her husband of 49 years, Raymond Carpenter, daughter Betty McKay Scott (Brent) Ponce De Leon, FL, son Randy Wayne McKay, Bonifay, FL, sister Mary Frances Weeden, Dothan, daughter in law Ellen McKay, Melbourne FL, granddaughter Angela McKay Dessauer (Frank), Melbourne, FL, Grandson Derek McKay, Dallas, TX, Great Granddaughter Ava Dessauer, Melbourne, FL, niece Christie Dickerson Sawyer (Ronnie) Selma, AL, nephews Reverend Ken Woodham (Susan), Stonebridge, GA, and Dr. Bruce Woodham (Mary), Dothan, AL.

Betty was preceded in death by son, Jim C. McKay, parents Simon and Gladys Tate Woodham Dickerson, father of her children Climie “Red” McKay, brothers Charles Dickerson, Otis Woodham and Royce Woodham. 

She loved the Lord and her family.  Betty had a deep spiritual faith in the Lord carrying her through life, surviving near death illnesses and debilitating blindness and diseases she was plagued with for many years.  She loved flowers and working in the yard and cooking until her health no longer allowed her to.  She loved all the people she met, she knew no strangers.  Currently a member of Pathway Baptist Church in Dothan, she was originally Baptized at the Cowarts Baptist Church where she was a member for many years.  While residing in Selma, AL, she became an active member of Selmont Baptist Church being a choir member, ladies quartet member, church hostess, youth director, and Sunday school teacher.  Betty was also honored by the church for her USO work.  Betty loved baseball and gave birthday parties and other special functions for the Selma Cloverleafs minor league team members including Players Lou Pinella, Duke Sims, and Ron Durham, managers Joe Moreland and wife Kaye, Pinky May and Milt May.

In lieu of flowers, request donations be made to Pathway Baptist Church or Cowarts Baptist Church in her memory. 


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July 2, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chapel of Angels

Funeral Service
July 2, 2019

2:00 PM
Chapel of Angels

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