Betty M Newberry

June 8, 1924March 28, 2017

Betty Margaret Newberry (White) was born in Dallas on June, 8 1924. She passed away on March 27, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Grand Prairie and a member of First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Highland Park High School. Betty was a true “Rosie the Riveter” running a lathe at the North American plant during WWII. She married the love of her life, Bill Newberry on Sept. 2, 1944 at Fort Bliss. They raised 3 children, a son and two daughters. She personified dedication, providing for her family by working at Kmart for 27 yrs. Her life was lived through strong values and a deep love of family. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her mother, May Ruth Griffin and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Larry Newberry; daughters, Becky Leatherwood; and Melinda Kirk & husband Perry. Also, brother James Griffin & wife Ruth. Also 8 grandsons and 1 granddaughter & 19 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Friday, March 31, 2017


Betty M Newberry

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October 30, 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

March 31, 2017

When I was little, I remember thinking "when I grow up I want to be like Aunt Betty." There was always laughter and food and stories - and later I would appreciate her wonderful paintings and talent. But the trait I loved the most was her generosity - she was generous with material things of course, and always sharing her home with anyone who needed a place, but she was also generous with her love and ability to forgive. She was truly special. ~Marta Aldriedge

March 31, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Brenda Lambert

March 30, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss prayers for you and your family . Brenda Jackson, Lambert

Ann Martin

March 30, 2017

Melinda& Family. We were sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family as we think of your Mom. Love, Larry & Ann Martin

Marci Copeland

March 30, 2017

Melinda and family,
Your mom was a special lady and a good friend to Billie for many, many years. They can now continue the good times with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
God's peace in the hope of the resurrection.

Greg Joyner

March 30, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you! The Joyner family

March 29, 2017

To Betty, a wonderful sister-in-law who immediately made me feel welcome when I married her brother. I love her and her family very much.
Ruby White Galbraith

Marla White

March 29, 2017

She was a very sweet aunt and loved her paintings. And was a very good to her mom

Cherryl Hayen

March 29, 2017

For my wonderful Grandmother.


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