Betty Earlene DePriest went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2014. Betty was born to Earl & Dorothy Goodman in Oregon County, MO on September 5, 1929 and lived in Birch Tree, MO, Louisville, MS, and Bowling Green, KY. Betty gave her life to Christ as a young girl and was not only gracious to all who knew her but was faithful in her love for Christ.
Betty is survived by her children, Charles Keith DePriest (Cathy), Cheryl Kay DePriest-Robertson, and Beverly Ann DePriest-Woods of Louisville, MS, Sandra June DePriest-Perkins (Ronnie), of Brandon, MS, Janet Regina DePriest-Pierce (Wayne), Anthony Hal DePriest (Heather), and Stacey Craig DePriest, of Bowling Green, KY, Gregory Lance DePriest (Denise) of Kingsport, TN, Byron Kent DePriest (Donna) of Memphis, TN, and Brett Lynn DePriest (Lisa) of Atlanta, GA. Betty is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews who were constantly lighting up her life.
Betty loved her brother Forrest Goodman and her sisters Opal Goodman DePriest and Beverly Goodman Smotherman (deceased). Betty loved singing with her brother and sisters when she was young and after marrying Charles she sang with he and his brothers. She was known for her gorgeous voice as she sang “Looking For A City.” She has reached that city and will join with her husband Charles Albert DePriest and her son Brentley Kim DePriest who preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at County Line Church in Birch Tree, MO on Saturday June 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm, and interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers were her sons with music provided by her children and grandchildren. The family would like to give a sincere thanks to Winston County Nursing Home Staff for their excellence in caring for Betty DePriest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church Tornado Relief Fund, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS 39339.