Betty Jane Dedner died Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Magnolia.
She began her earthly entrance on February 25, 1935 in Ben Lomond, AR, born to Thurman Brown and Ruth O’Leader Trammel. Sister Betty began her spiritual journey early in her childhood and joined the Saint Matthew Baptist Church in Bradley.
She later moved to Magnolia, Arkansas where she became a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where her enthusiasm to do the Lord’s will was her life purpose. Betty was a loyal member of her No. 4 Sunday school class, as well with her Mary Mission Circle.
Sister Betty accomplished herself as an excellent and respected private caregiver until her retirement. She enjoyed performing her talents but there was nothing she enjoyed performing her talents but there was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with her family and traveling. Betty enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening. She often went to great measures to ensure that her family was taken care of.
Preceding her in death were her beloved parents, three sisters, one brother, and three sons.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories three daughters, Evelyn (Roger) Heggie, Betty Jewel Dedner of Kansas City, MO, and Melissa Jamerson of Magnolia; four sons, Jim Dedner of Aurora, CO, Mike Dedner of Columbus, SC, Emmanuel Dedner of Kansas City, MO, and Lewis Dedner of Little Rock; three sisters, Mary (Rod) Rodman of Richard, MI, Jerelene Dedner of McKinney, TX, Helen Trent Elliot of North Folk, VA; three brothers, Bay Dedner of Stamps, Gill Dedner of Little Rock, and Hubert Dedner of McKinney, TX; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend, Emma Jean Mallory; and special cousins, Betty Wilson, Clifford Trammell and Jack Hill.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 23rd Psalm Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of Marks Funeral Home. The clergyman will be the Rev. B.J. Harris.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask.