Bettie Sue (Mackie) Lee McPherson

Published 7:46 pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Betty Sue (Mackie) Lee McPherson, 77, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her home in Walnut Hill, Fla.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1936, at her family’s home in Huxford, which was located about one mile from where she will be buried next to her husband. She graduated from Flomaton High School, where she entered the 12th grade at age 16. Under the age of 17, she held a part-time job at Anderson’s Department Store.

After that job, she held positions at the following: Telephone Company, Watson Hardware, Chemstrand (where she met her husband, Mack, in 1954), and First National Bank. She retired from First National Bank in 1983.

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Her life centered around her husband, Charles, and son, Larry, and his family. Her grandchildren were the love of her life, and she thoroughly enjoyed the blessings she received through the lives of these two. She and Mack visited her parents most every Sunday afternoon. She was part of a large family that enjoyed being together. Where you saw Mack, you saw Betty Sue … they were truly soul mates.

Her devoted husband, Charles W. McPherson, of 58 years, and her parents, Noah E. and Daisey Wade Lee, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Mary) McPherson; two grandchildren, Patrick Wayne McPherson and Charleigh Victoria McPherson; her brothers, John J. Everette Lee, Paul E. (Everlene) Lee and Samuel T. (Shirley) Lee and her sisters, Mary L. Lee (Jesse) Lassiter, Faye Lee (Winston) Godwin and Margie N. Lee (Vernon) Parker.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Huxford Community of Christ Church, with Elders Cary Gilbert and Glenn Waldrop officiating. Interment followed at Huxford Community of Christ Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Huxford Community of Christ Church.

Pallbearers were Steve Godwin, Donald Lee, Tim Lee, Doug Black, Darby Black and Larry Pope.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Huxford Community of Christ Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Beth Linam, 2661 Pieburn Circle, Atmore, AL 36502 or to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Drive Suite 105, Irving, TX 75063.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.