Bettye Jean McMichael Soesman

3 July, 192921 April, 2021

Bettye Jean McMichael Soesman was born on July 3, 1929 and passed away on April 21, 2021 and is under the care of Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary.

Visitation will be held on May 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA. Funeral Service will be held on May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 526 Magnolia Ave, Corona, CA. Committal Service will be held on May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, 14 May , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021


Bettye Jean McMichael Soesman

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Margie Miles

2 May 2021

As a member of Pi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am saddened by the death of our dear Soror Betty Soesman. Soror Betty was a very devoted member and a charter member, of our beloved chapter. She will be dearly missed for her love, wit, and always speaking up for what she believed, and the values she held dear. We loved her, but God loved her best. My deepest condolences to her family and friends, and with our illustrious Sorority, and chapter. May God’s peace and comfort be with you, is my prayer,.

Linda Taylor

28 April 2021

Because of COVID-19 protocol, I will be unable to attend the funeral of my beloved cousin Bettye. I represent the family of her father’s sister Iowa, Aunt “I”. Bettye was close friends with my uncle Nolan McCoy her first cousin. For me Bettye represents the the last older cousin who remembers my grandmother, mother and aunts and uncles. My last link to the McMichael’s. We always had a special bond for when my grandmother was hospitalized, it was Bettye who let me live with her. Although I left the Los Angeles area to enter the convent, Bettye always kept in touch with me. For this , I will always be grateful to her. When we would meet in past years, we always picked up like we had just talked yesterday.. I want Barry, Skip and Brian to know of my love, prayers and support for you during this difficult time of loss. As you bury your mother and grandmother, I will be with in thought and prayer on the weekend of May 15th.
With Love and Blessings,

Garnica Morris

25 April 2021

May God bless and keep the family of our beloved Soror Bettye.

We thank Soror Bettye Soesman for her service to All Mankind.

Sisterly love,
Garnica Morris, Ed.D.
Pi Sigma Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Judy Bossier

24 April 2021

Judy Bossier and Family would like to extend sincere
Sympathy and Condolences
to the Soesman Family. We
have worked together in the LAUSD and other area School Districts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and
various community and church groups for children,
young adults and seniors for more than fifty years.
God has blessed Soror Betty with a long and beautiful life and the ability
to give her warm love to many others. May the Lord
Bless her family and give them grace, peace and strength. 🙏🙏🙏

Soror Felicia Anderson

23 April 2021

My condolences to the family for Soror Bettye was a visionary woman and her service to others is a remarkable legacy. May you find comfort in her sweet memories and knowledge of her extraordinary contributions to humanity.
God be with you all,
Dr. Felicia Anderson,
Soror Pi Sigma Omega
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

betty porter

23 April 2021

I met Soror Bettye in 1982 when I became a member of Theta Alpha Omega chapter in Long Beach Ca. Bettye was a wonderful role model and mentor we attended many Regional Conferences, Founder's Day, Clusters and Boules together. I will forever miss Soror Bettye and I pray that God will strengthen and comfort her family as only he can. God said in his word, Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
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