Betty Ann Reiselt

March 7, 1932May 7, 2019

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Betty Ann Reiselt, 87, are set for 11:00 am Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Mario Solorzano officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park.

Betty died May 7, 2019 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born March 7, 1932 in Smackover, AR. to the late Lemah and Vera Hollingsworth. She was a graduate of Camden High School in Camden, AR. where she was drum major and captain of the rifle team, she went on to attend and graduate from Henderson State University with a degree in Home Economics. She was crowned Miss Searcy and went on to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant. Betty and her late husband Fred moved to Corinth in 1962, where she taught in the Alcorn Co. School District, starting at Farmington Elementary and retiring from Alcorn Central Elementary. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church where she served as church secretary and played the organ for several years. She enjoyed golf, playing the piano, most recently playing bridge with her friends at Vicari and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Fred Reiselt; parents; brothers, Gerald Hollingsworth, Pete Hollingsworth, Dan Hollingsworth.

She is survived by her sons; Fred Reiselt and his wife Janie of Corinth; Doug Reiselt and his wife Michelle of Tampa, FL., Bill Reiselt of Corinth, daughter; Paula Gunn and her husband Mike of Corinth, six grandchildren; Michelle (Ben) Ramirez, Cliff (Sarah) Gunn, Logan, Justin, Emma and Jake Reiselt, three great grandchildren; Ana and Christian Ramirez, Jackson Gunn; a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers, Logan Reiselt, Justin Reiselt, Jake Reiselt, Cliff Gunn, Ben Ramirez, Christian Ramirez, Bud Hendriks.

A family and friends gathering for Betty will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 3189 N. Harper Rd., Corinth, MS.

Contributions in Betty's memory may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 3189 N. Harper Rd., Corinth, Mississippi 38834

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Reiselt family. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.


  • St. James Catholic Church


  • Family and Friends Gathering Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Charles & Barbara Edwards

May 10, 2019

We are so glad our paths crossed with Betty and all of her family. She always treated us as if we were family also.... She passed that love and wonderful personality to all her kids. She was such a inspiration and a joy to be around . We were treated just like family. She was soooo proud of all of her family and you can see why they are a joy to be around also. . Know Betty will be missed dearly by so many.
Sending Love, Hugs and Prayers
Barbara & Charles Edwards

Wayne Holley

May 8, 2019

Mrs Reiselt taught me at Farmington Elementary School. She was a very kind lady. I remember she always wrote a quote on the board each week.
One thing I do remember very well is that she was giving away kittens and my dad took me to her house to get one.
She will always be remembered by so many students.
God Bless her and her family.

Margaret Houpt

May 8, 2019

Praying for Betty's family & friends! I taught at Alcorn Central Elementary with Betty! She was a pleasure to teach with, a very sweet lady!