Bettie Lee, 87, died July 5, 2012 in Denton, TX. Her final days were spent with her family by her side.
Born August 13, 1924, in Batesville, Mississippi, to the late Freeman and Louise (Kuykendall) Walls, she was the third eldest of 11 children. Mrs. Lee and husband (Foster) spent several years in Buffalo, New York and gave birth to three children before settling in Denton.
She worked for two major restaurants in Denton for more than 45 years. She was a hard worker and loved her family dearly. She had a reputation for being a good cook. Known for her soup at one restaurant, “Bettie’s Soup” was placed on the menu. Each of her children in Denton worked with her, and she taught her five sons and youngest daughter how to cook. This talent not only benefited them personally, but later in their careers.
She was a member of Well of Joy Church in Denton where she served faithfully until her health failed. She continued to praise and uplift the Lord. She always wanted a new home. For a long time, she prayed for it. Her miracle finally came true in 2004 when she moved into her brand new home.
She leaves to cherish her memories:children: Annie Key (Billie) of Batesville, MS; Mary Taylor, Donald, Richard (Audrey), Dannie, Jerry, and Peggy Lee of Denton, TX; sisters and brothers: Bertha Ware of Newburg, New York; Lydia Booker of Batesville, MS; Queen Ester Jackson of Newburg, NY; Paul Walls of Oakland, CA, and Bea Brooks of Detroit, MI, She has seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Mrs. Lee was predeceased in death by her spouse Foster Lee; son, Fred Lee; and brothers and sisters, Ulysses, Earline, Charles, Frances, and Andrew.
Family visitation will be Friday, July 13, 2012 from 7-8 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home & Chapel at 1122 E. Mulberry, Denton, TX. Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Peoples Funeral Home with Rev. Irvin Thomas, Sr., of Well of Joy Church officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.