BETTY PATTON STOCKETT

  Betty Patton Stockett was born on November 14, 1939, in Greenwood. She was reared in Indianola, moving to Jackson with her family in 1954.  She attended Belhaven College, and graduated from Mississippi College.  In 1958, she married Richard Stockett, Jr.  They lived in Jackson until 1970, when they moved their family to the farm, west of Crystal Springs.   For thirty years, she worked side by side with Richard, as office manager for Stockett Realty in Crystal Springs, retiring in 2009.

Funeral arrangements are handled by Stringer Funeral Home:  Visitation at Crystal Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 29, 5:00-8:00 PM, and Thursday, August 30, from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00  at the church.  Interrment will be at a time contingent upon the weather at Lakewood Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Crystal Springs United Methodist Church Nursery Fund, 306 West Georgetown Street, Crystal Springs, MS 39059, or to Foundation on the Rock Womens Shelter, 301 North Jackson St., Crystal Springs, MS 39059.


Betty was preceded in death by her parents, James Graham Patton and Bess Whitehead Patton.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard Stockett, Jr.; her son, Rev. Cary Stockett and wife, Mechelle, of Vicksburg;  her daughter, Alice S. Clement and husband, Rod, of Jackson.  She is also survived by her three grandsons, Andrew Stockett, Wilson Clement and Elliot Stockett, and her granddaughter, Lucy Clement.
A very active member of Crystal Springs United Methodist Church, Betty was very involved in women’s Bible study, and served as a facilitator for Disciple Bible Study.  She served on several church committees, including Family Life and Pastor-Parish Relations.  She especially enjoyed volunteering in the church nursery.  Betty was also a member of the Mississippi United Methodist Cursillo, and had previously served as a member of the Mississippi United Methodist Conference Board of Trustees.                 
The most important facets of Betty’s life were her relationships with her Lord and Savior and her family.  Her ever-present, radiant smile, infectious laugh, and heartfelt concern for others helped her share the love of Christ with those around her.  She adored and was very proud of her children and grandchildren.

 

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