Bettye Jean Dunnington

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Bettye Jean Dunnington

1937 - 2019

Bettye Jean Dunnington Funeral services for Bettye Jean Dunnington of Athens are scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:00 PM at The Church of the Living God P.G.T., Athens with Eldress Mary Henderson offficiant and Elder Darryl Dunnington eulogist. Interment will be held in North Athens Cemetery under the directions of Garrett & Tucker Funeral Directors.
Bettye Dunnington was born April 19, 1937 in Athens, Texas to Liston Henderson and Lizzie (Massey) Henderson who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Omega Dunnington, brother and granddaughter. Bettye transitioned January 9, 2019 in her home.
Bettye Dunnington was a graduate of Fisher High School. She received her Bachelors Degree from Prairie View A&M College. She earned a Masters degree at Texas Eastern University (now UT Tyler). She also earned a certification in Special Education.
Bettye taught 44 years in the Athens Independent School District.
As a member of the General Assembly Church of the Living God, P.G.T., she served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and many steering committees. In the community she was involved in the NAACP, Athens Beautification Program, and voter registration.
Survivors include children: Vicki Williams, Dr. Diana Vaughn and Darryl Dunnington. Brother Thomas Henderson; sisters Grace Isaac, Johnnie Byrd and Barbara Hudlin. Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation and wake services Friday at the church 6:00-8:00 PM.
Published on January 10, 2019
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Stephanie Goodman Anderson
Jan 13, 2019
Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of this beautiful lady. We are praying for strength and comfort for the family.
Sending our love,
The Goodman Family.
Brandi j
Jan 13, 2019
She was an awesome teacher my prayers are with you all at this time,may God continue to bless you all
Debbie Putnam-Trammell
Jan 12, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May the Lord grant you peace, grace and comfort.
Eldress Diana Demerson
Jan 12, 2019
My Prayers To Family in this time. God is good in all things.πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ
Evangelist Rose Manning
Jan 12, 2019
A beautiful and caring Woman of Faith. I was a member of COLG in Athens as well and Mother Dunnington was always supportive and she will definitely be missed by all. We love you...
Marlon Bowman
Jan 10, 2019
I want to thank God for you and you inspired so many people may you rest in peace thank you for blessing us with your kind soul
Edward Payne
Jan 10, 2019
May you all find strength, peace, and comfort in your memories. With Sympathy-Just a poor boy