Bettie Joe Adkins Shackelford, 87, of Waldo passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center.
Bettie was born December 1, 1931 in Magnolia to the late Elva and Elmer (Barge) Adkins. She was a faithful member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and a member of the WMA. She loved to cook, knit, play Chinese checkers, and tell lots of stories. The loves of her life were her precious family and her precious cat “Lucky.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 68 years, Cecil “Buddy” Cody Shackelford; son, Dale Shackelford; daughters, Carolyn Pedron, and Jan Shackelford; brothers, Johnny Adkins and Elvie Adkins; and sister, Mary Ann Shackelford.
Bettie is survived by her son, Bill Shackelford and wife Shelda of Waldo; son-in-law, Pete Pedron and wife Patricia of Kirby; grandson, Russell Pedron and wife Jennifer of Kirby; granddaughters, Jaime Young and husband Shane of Glenwood and Jan Suit and husband Joe of Hot Springs, Karissa Shackelford and Danyel Shackelford of Waldo; great-grandsons, Gunner Pedron, Zane Pedron and Jeb Pedron of Kirby; great-granddaughters, Mia Young, Madeline Young, and Bella Young of Glenwood, and Lily Suit of Hot Springs; and sister, Martha Wilson of Waldo; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 5 at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Lewis Chapel with Bro. Petie Ward and Bro. Miles Evans officiating.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., in Magnolia.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Watkins, Dr. Rollie Flaherty, Chris Braswell, Mike Potts, Scott McDonald and Nathan Wilson.