Betty A. Dickerson

October 23, 1930October 9, 2020

Betty June Avans Dickerson, age 89, of Soddy Daisy went home to be with her Savior Friday, October 9, 2020.

She was born October 23, 1930 in Chattanooga to the late Charles Cate and Alta Mae Avans.

She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church. She was a faithful choir member at a former church where she also worked in the Children’s Department.

She retired from Unum Insurance Company after 55 years of service.

Her hobbies included cooking, working with crafts and her flowers. She dearly loved her family and her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Dickerson; daughter-in-law, Lisa Dickerson; mother and father-in-law, Emma Dell and Dallas Wright; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her son, Tim (Linda) Dickerson of Soddy Daisy, TN; granddaughters, Christina (Jerry) Priessnitz of Soddy Daisy, TN; Paige (Ben) Southerland of Morristown, TN; Melissa Boyd of Chattanooga; six great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Baker of Pine Mountain, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 12, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the North Chapel.

Due to COVID-19 all social distancing guidelines set in place by the CDC must be followed. In addition, Hamilton County requires face coverings for anyone attending visitation and services.

Interment will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mile Straight Baptist Church, 8448 Springfield Rd, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Hwy. 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Mile Straight Baptist Church



  • Receiving Friends

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


  • Entombment


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Sherry Reed

October 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I worked with her for several years at Provident/Unum. She was such a sweet friend. After she retired, I would occasionally see her out while shopping. Will miss seeing her. My sympathies to her family.

Carolyn Eddings

October 12, 2020

Before the pandemic, Betty and I sat on the same bench at Mile Straight Baptist Church. She was very friendly and very beautiful. Tim, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Carolyn

Henry Dicks

October 12, 2020

Betty was one of my favorite people when we worked together Provident several years ago. During one the many luncheons we had in the office, I got chocked on a piece of a roll and Betty save me by getting it out with the Hiemlick maneuver. I will always remember Betty.

Ashley Hines

October 11, 2020

Our beloved Aunt Betty will be forever in our minds and hearts. Her sense of humor, love of family and life, along with her kindness to others will be sorely missed.

Love forever, Terry and Ashley

Irene and Nolan Brim

October 11, 2020

We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a sweet and beautiful lady. It was a pleasure to see her at church and in our Sunday School Class. She always had a smile and was pleasant to be around.


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