Betty L. English

April 11, 1943August 25, 2018
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Betty L. English, age 75, of Mansfield, Texas passed away on Saturday August 25, 2018. Betty was born April 11, 1943 in Memphis, Texas.

A memorial service for Betty will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, 4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76016.

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Kent English

December 20, 2018

Mom always looked out for her family and friends. She protected us, watched over us and loved us unconditionally – though sometimes we didn’t deserve it. Recently I was going through her desk and found a few things that I didn’t know – but weren’t surprising. She sent off one of those DNA ancestry tests and I found the results which showed she was 99% Angel – because you know that nobody is perfect. OK, maybe I rounded up a bit but I think we can give it to her today without much argument. To us that’s what she was – an Angel on Earth.

Now let’s talk about that 1%. Mom was also our disciplinarian. On the many times we would cause trouble, she would dole out the punishment. Our poor trees in the backyard were bare from so many trips to them to “get a switch”. Sometimes we were even graduated to the belt of her choice. And although it wasn’t pleasant, we preferred getting our punishment from her. What we didn’t want to hear her say was “Wait till your Dad gets home” or “I’m gonna tell your Dad”. She raised us the best she could and hopefully we honor her today with the people that we have become.

Mom even looked out for her friends and neighbors. I found several letters that she had written and she didn’t play around. She wrote one to the District Attorney about a friend who was being mistreated and wanted to make sure he was aware of the situation since she may not have reported it. Another letter was to a detective at the police department with some observations about the health of a neighbor. She gave several details and offered her help if they wanted to “open a case” on his death.

Only Mom could keep Dad waiting but we knew it wouldn’t be long because she missed him so much. Now they are together again and that gives us comfort. Our Angel on Earth is now an Angel in Heaven – still watching out for us. Love you Mom.

Sylvia Kerlin (Hudson)

August 30, 2018

Dear English Family,

My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Last year I also lost my mother, Joy Hudson and at that time you sent love and support to me. I always thought Aunt Betty was very nice and funny and she will be missed.

Love, Sylvia

Kayla Scott

August 29, 2018

When me,my mom (Kathlyn) my brother and Betty took a trip to New Mexico to surprise my grandma(Lynn)
In this picture she is with my grandma(Lynn) and me when I was a baby,she always helped my mom name me



Betty Lee English was born on April 11, 1943 in Memphis, TX and died on August 25, 2018 at the age of 75 in Mansfield, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Norris Leo English, parents Charles Huddleston and Bertha Miller, and her brothers Kenneth and Wesley.

She married Norris Leo English, her loving husband of 58 years, on October 30, 1959.

She was a homemaker in addition to working several jobs over the years, most notably Jet Research, Dairy Queen, Six Flags, Fort Worth Lino-Type, a flower shop, and Hollywood Movie Theater. When the kids were small she enjoyed sewing for them. She loved to travel, especially cruises, bowling, riding roller coasters at amusement parks, playing slot machines, card games, and reading books. She also loved going to watch movies, garage sales, listening to music. Her favorite artists would include Elvis, Tom Jones, and Roy Orbison. She loved being around family and her pets. All this of course while enjoying a good margarita. She had a great sense of humor and was always kidding around.

Betty is survived by her sons Keith (Debbie), Kelvin (Tina), Kent, and daughter Kim (Donnie). Grandsons Jonathan, Brandon, Addison, and Joel. Granddaughters Jeanna (Matt), Stephanie, Chelsea, Morgan, and Madison. Great granddaughter Addie and great grandson Carson. Her brother, Jim, sisters Billie, Glenda (Clyde), Wanda, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.