Betty James Waldon Glover, 81, of Walnut, MS, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at her residence.
She was born in Alcorn County, MS on January 25, 1937 to the late Jeff Mathis and Martha Dora Taylor Mathis. Betty was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church where she played the piano for many years. She was a member of the Corinth Chapter #27 of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a retired seamstress with Corinth Manufacturing.
When Betty was near, the air was full of one of three things: delicious smells, beautiful music, or lively conversation. When her large family gathered together they numbered 41, and Betty would feed each one of them. She didn’t consider it a successful meal until everyone had eaten a slice of her legendary chocolate pie. Betty taught herself to play the piano as well as many other instruments and she reveled in sharing her music. No one around her could fear hunger – she was always ready with food. No one at her church could fear loneliness – her music followed them home. And Betty did not fear death – it was just a new verse of a new song. Betty will forever be remembered in the hearts of those she loved.
Visitation is scheduled for 5-9 pm Monday, February 19, 2018 and from 10 am till service time Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. W.C. Alexander, Rev. Josh Westmoreland and Rev. Doc Shelton. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers include Randy Waldon, Joe Caldwell, Robert Garrett, Tommy Bonds, Mike “Jocko” Burns, and Buster Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers include Glen Ozbirn, Mickey Deal, Jerry Talley, James Talley, Kerry Glover, Andrew Ketchum and Shane Meeks. Magnolia Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Those left to honor Betty’s memory include her husband of 38 years: Louis Glover of Walnut, MS; her children: Jimmy Tate Waldon and wife the late Faye Waldon, Kitchie Cutberth and husband Norris, Lisa Brock and husband Rickey, and Amy Caldwell-Moss all of Walnut, MS; her grandchildren: Suzanne Waldon, Jim Cutberth (Kim), Justin Waldon (Chelsea), Tonya Sides (Jason), Emily Waldon, Brittany Patel (Nick), Cody Tyson (Holly), Thealeshia “Sissy” Russell (Bubba), Taylor Cross Caldwell, and Marley “Beth” Moss; her great-grandchildren: Chance King, Dylan Sides, Cachetyn King, Carter Wilbanks, Kamron Patel, Ford Russell, Brentlee Tate Waldon, Garrett William Waldon, Karlee Russell, Owen Cutberth, Harper Tyson, Penelope Patel, and Waylyn Russell; her son-in-law: Rickey Tyson; her sister-in-law: Gayla Glover (Bo Bates); her special caregiver: Tracey Tomlinson; other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter: Towana “Wezi” Tyson; her son-in-law: Shane Caldwell; her daughter-in-law: Faye Waldon; her father: Jeff Mathis; her mother: Martha Dora Taylor Mathis; her sisters: Elbie Null and Velma Null; and her brothers-in-law: Bobby Glover and Billy Glover.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net.