Betty Jean Chenault Isaacks

May 27, 1927February 14, 2018
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Mom found her way into the arms of Jesus on Valentine’s Day. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 9am to 10am at Park Drive Baptist Church in Levelland. Funeral services will be held on February 16, 2018, at 10:00 am at Park Drive Baptist Church with Bro. Gil Ramirez officiating. Interment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Levelland. Mom was an extraordinarily compassionate, happy, and humble servant of the Lord. Mom spent her younger years on a farm in Oklahoma, picking cotton, laughing, and playing ball with her two brothers and two sisters. Many evenings, in Grandmother and Granddad’s house, the furniture would be moved, the neighbors would be summoned, and a dance would take place. Oh, how she loved to dance! She would dance with her family, dance with her friends, dance while working…especially enjoying a waltz. Mom danced until she was well into her eighties at our annual family reunions, which she looked forward to so much. Another passion of Mom’s was sports. She watched and cheered for her favorite teams – Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and of course the Levelland Lobos and Loboettes. She always cheered for teams from Texas unless, of course, they were playing a team from Oklahoma! In her later years, her loyalty lay with the Oklahoma teams, showing her family pride of being an “Okie.” Mom attended Lincoln School, outside of Eldorado, Oklahoma, all twelve years and graduated in 1945 with honors in English, math, music, and basketball. She was a member of the basketball team, playing on the varsity team for four years. Lincoln School won the county championship in its class for eight straight years before she graduated. Mom once scored forty-four points in a county championship game – a family record that she still proudly holds to this day. Mom loved to play games. She grew up watching her mother and father play “42.” Mom played 42 all her life with anyone that would dare challenge her. Mom’s quiet demeanor would often disappear during these heated domino games, as she would quickly “rub it in” to anyone she beat with a hearty “Sorry you lose” jab at her opponent. Mom had such a knack for making people feel loved. Each of her children claim to be her favorite. She loved each of us differently, for each of us were special to her in a different way. Her purpose in life was to show her five children the way to Jesus. Mom was a prayer warrior – praying for her family unceasingly. A few times, Mom would pray for each member of her family and would forget the name of a newborn grandchild or great-grandchild! Her daily prayers always included a plea for Jesus to help her grandchildren “find their way.” Her children and grandchildren are blessed to have a praying mother who has now found her own way to heaven. Mom spent many hours in tears – tears of joy for her family, tears of laughter, tears for the tragedy of losing the love of her life, her first husband, George Maye. George was killed September 5, 1957 on a farm at Muleshoe, leaving Mom to raise two young boys on her own. Many members of her family helped her through this dark time. Later, she married Jack Isaacks, and had three more children. Mom was born May 27, 1927 to James Clyde (Jack) Chenault and Mattie Alma Helms Chenault at Lincoln Community of Eldorado, Oklahoma, in Jackson County Oklahoma. Betty attended Southwestern College at Weatherford, Oklahoma, taking courses in nursing. She acquired her Licensed Vocational Nursing degree in 1953 while in Amherst, Texas. Her nursing career spanned from 1945 to 1999, working in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and MHMR. She retired in 1999 in Levelland, Texas. Betty married George William Maye on January 15, 1955 in Lazbuddie, Texas outside of Muleshoe, Texas. They had two sons: James Daniel Maye, born on January 23, 1956 and George Stevan Maye, born on June 16, 1957. Betty later married Luther Lee (Jack) Isaacks on August 9, 1963 in Levelland, Texas in Hockley County. She and Jack had three children: David Lee Isaacks born on August 15, 1964; Darla Jean Isaacks Alexander born on June 20, 1966; and Douglas Ray Isaacks born on February 1, 1968. Betty’s parents preceded her in death. Also, two brothers, Louis Chenault and Lonnie Chenault, and two sisters, Billie Weede and Ruth Harvick preceded her in death along with her husband Jack in 1995. Her precious great-grandson, Logan, is hugging his “Texas Grandmother” in heaven now and talking about his grandfather’s boat. Her grandson, Cameron, and Mom are laughing and enjoying their usual afternoon chocolate milkshake. Mom is survived by her five children, Daniel, Steve, David, Darla, and Doug; her nine grandchildren, Anthony, Caleb, Landon, Elizabeth, Lexi, Kami, Kort, and Abby; and three great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Hannah, and Malachi. We will love and miss Mom – for her love, her compassion, her laughter, and for her prayers. Mom has found her way – victory in Jesus! In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Betty’s name to Park Drive Baptist Church of Levelland.



  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2018


  • Officiating

Betty Jean Chenault Isaacks

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Karen McManus

February 16, 2018

Daniel, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God bless and comfort you and family.

John Hope

February 15, 2018

Betty was such a blessing to all who knew her - especially to all of us in the Hope family. She ministered to so many in her sweet and kind way. May the Lord give your entire family peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead ! Love, John, Bette, & the Hope family

Diane Isaacks Cook

February 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Suzanne Grand

February 15, 2018

Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Betty was such a sweet and soft spoken person. Always enjoyed visiting with her back in the day.

February 15, 2018

We are praying for your family and know that God's presence will be with you during these days of remembering and celebrating the life of your Mother.

Lisa Barron

February 14, 2018

May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.