Betty Marie Jones Dorsey 1921-2018


Funeral services for Betty Marie Jones Dorsey, 97, of Mineola were Friday, Dec. 21 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola with Rev. Paul Thomasson conducting. Visitation was held on Dec. 21 at Beaty Funeral Home. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Garden.

Mrs. Dorsey passed away Dec. 17, 2018.

She was born on March 28, 1921, in Mineola to the late Sam William and Lillie Mae McClendon Jones. She was a loving wife, mother and Mimi. She was also a lady of many talents; she could create beautiful needlework.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Mineola and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, having joined at age 9. She married Thomas Henry “Tommy” Dorsey on Feb. 16, 1940. She worked as a secretary for Dr. R.O. Moore for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lillie Mae Jones; husband, Tommy Dorsey; son, Sam Dorsey; brother, Truman C. Dorsey; and son-in-law, John Puckett.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Puckett; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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