September 13, 1927 – July 6, 2013
McDaniel, Betty (Wood), was present with the Lord on July 6 and re-united with her husband, Andrew McDaniel, Jr., her daughter, Betty Ann Hyte and her parents and siblings. She left behind 3 daughters, Jean (Wayne) Stovall of Wetumpka, Gloria Oates of Montgomery, Rita (Lewis) Fitzgerald of Montgomery; a son, Andrew McDaniel, III of Prattville; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. We love you, Moma. Betty Bell was raised in Pickens County, AL, she worked the family farm as a child and later in the cotton mill. She was employed by Frosty Morn Meats and Boylston Cotton Mill. Betty owned Mac’s Trading Post where she served and loved the community. She was a humble Christian and deeply loved by family and friends. Due to rain, a parlor service will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Randy Newman officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:00. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband and daughter. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jackson Hospital Foundation-CCU department. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses and others who cared for our mom with compassion and love.
- Parlor Service Tuesday, July 9, 2013
- Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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July 8, 2014
This guest book goes offline today granny but please dont think for one second beyond today that you wont be crossing our minds everyday. We miss you beyond words and I can't wait to wrap my arms around you again in a big ole hug. I'll keep the "flours" blooming. Save me a seat granny. Oh, dad is not doing good. If you would come help him cross over, I'd appreciate it granny. He's real scared. He'll need a familiar face. When he gets there, tell him I love him and I'll see yall when I see yall - only God knows that. LOVE YOU BETTY BELL WOOD MCDANIEL!!
July 3, 2014
Today is July 3, 2014 granny. In 3 days, 1 year ago you passed from our world to one we can only imagine. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about you and wish you were here. I called Ms. Jessie a while back. She said she thinks about you all the time too. I knew it was what you would have done. I found Elenora crossing my mind the other day and had to laugh. I remembered the story you told me about behind your couch and just laughed. You'd be so tickled at me right now cause we have turkeys, ducks, chickens, roosters - I have a clothesline, tractor, bushhog, and a vegetable garden. All of those things remind me of you. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you - more so this week as we lost you this week last year and lives changed forever. Dealing with losing you is the toughest thing I have ever had to do. It has challenged me down to my core and beyond. I lost myself in all of it - I think part of me was buried with you so if you'll hold that part of me together then I'll try to hold this part of me together and maybe we'll all find each other again one day. I love you granny.
Tara " Bell" Hyte
December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas Granny, I hope that you all are having a great family Christmas up in heaven today, ( I know y'all are because you have a very extra person added this year and I am talking about Jesus) even though I miss you so dearly today( all of you) I know you are ok. I love you so very much and always have and always will. I hope that you, mom and dad enjoyed the little Christmas trees I put on y'all's graves this year( I took some red and green blinking Christmas lights out there last night( it was so beautiful) y'all's were the only graves with Christmas lights. But then again that just shows how very special all of y'all were. J also put two red birds that chirp out there for y'all. Also somebody else had out some very pretty Christmas flowers out there too. I just want you to know that you are in my heart today as we celebrate Christmas here without you. I love you very very very much.
December 24, 2013
Tomorrow is Christmas granny. Your spending it with Jesus this year but I sure wish you could be here with us. I'd fix you a nice warm place by the fire in the rocking chair, make you some coffee, get you some of your "good good" and we'd all watch the kids open their presents and smell the Christmas lunch cooking. I wasn't ready to lose you granny. Its been months and I still struggle with the loss daily. There's not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. You know we talked often about how you dont know how much someone really means to you until their gone. I didn't know how true that was until July 6th. Either today or tomorrow I would have been bringing you your annual large candy cane, an orange and an apple. You know I always did that every year after you told me that's what you'd get for Christmas as a child. You'd laugh and take it. If all goes as planned, you'll find those things on your grave today. Just look down granny. I love you and I miss you. Please please please know that.
September 24, 2013
Still thinking of you granny. Will always. From the time I get up in the morning to the time I lay down at night, you are on my mind and in my heart. My new house is adorned with your flowers - inside and out. They are all growing with new foliage on them everyday - you'be be so proud at how pretty they look. I managed to get a few wild card flowers that I'm not sure what they are, how they grow or anything so they are in my "watch" section so I can see what they are or where they need to go. You'd know what they were right away. I thought a few times about calling and asking you but then.....................I remember. I can't. Well dont look down granny cause.......you'd just be happier if you didn't and save me a seat. I can't wait to see you again. You take care of the garden up there, I'll struggle with mine down here and we'll meet again one day to talk about our planting failures and successes. Ok I mean we'll laugh at all I did wrong. Love ya granny. I really miss ya.
July 12, 2013
Granny, its been 6 days now. I'm not sure it has really hit me yet even now. Sure, I've gone thru the physical motions of it all, but I'm just kinda numb to it - I feel like I'm out of body and beside myself. I do know that I have it surpressed and dont dwell on it so I can function. The flowers I got from you in the front yard have just leaped up over the last couple of days - a testament no doubt to your great care. I read the Almanac the other night, which was your last gift to me just a few days before you passed (that you gave me at our slumber party). You told me not to lose it and I wont. I wish I could see what you were doing up there. Just a peek. This has all made me about sick to my stomach and will probably make me sicker before I have a good grasp of it. I just wanted you to know that I'm trying to work my way out of the valley - I think I went some of the way with you. I just couldn't turn loose. You were just ALWAYS there and now....a great gulf fix. Just keep talking about me laying in a box at the store, how I used to spend every night with you, how you taught me to count money, and about our multiple dog adventures and I'll be there (as life is short) before you know it. I know you wont see this (or will you?). The living dont know what the passed does or dont do for real. But anyway, love you granny. Miss you and trying to dig myself out of this numb, dark place. Hey, YOU pray for me now - I'm still here.
July 9, 2013
I'm grateful Ms. Bretty came into my life.
Tara "Bell" Hyte
July 9, 2013
I am not sure where to even start, but I just want to thank you for everything you ever have taught to me or done for me, I will never forget any of it and I will cherish these things for the rest of my life. But the thing you taught me the most was the value of family, the power of prayer, the ability to have the strength to forgive but above all was love. Your heart was so full of love Granny and I just hope and pray that I can one day be the woman you were here on earth. I want to thank you also for giving me such a wonderful gift of my mom, I couldn't have picked a better mom or granny...I was truly blessed to have both of y'all in my life, thanks to you! I love you so very much and will miss you terribly but I know you have been given a joyful reunion at the eastern gate by all of your loved ones. I wish I could have seen that smile on your face! I am so very proud to be able to have had you as my Granny and I will see you again one day but until then please tell mom and dad I love them and miss them very much also! Now I have 3 angels watching over me. I love you Granny and there won't be a day that goes by that I won't think of you! Always in my heart Granny I love you!
July 9, 2013
I held your hand as I spoke,
Don't be afraid Moma.
I'm here by your side,
Annie Pearl, Mattie, Nell,
will meet you at Heavens
You were my mother, father, and friend,
but our parting has come.
The world is colder now....
and shadows hide the light of day.
I held your hand as I spoke,
Don't be afraid Betty Bell...
As you walk through Heavens Gate.
July 8, 2013
To the family:
Mrs. Betty was a very sweet and loving woman. She have been a part of our family for many years. We love her and will always have her in our hearts. My Mom and Mrs. Betty were more than friends, they were like family. Rita and Buddy we will keep you all in our prayers.
One of Mrs. Jessie's girls
July 8, 2013
Granny, I will never, ever, ever forget anything you taught me. Thanks for being there for me. You were my angel on earth. Now I'm sure your the angel in charge of the Heavenly gardens. You probably already have your hands dirty! Go granny! Tell everyone who got there before us that we love them and we'll see you all again. And Granny, I will miss you the rest of my life on earth.
Mr. Mrs. Jesse J. Stinson
July 8, 2013
You are in our Prayers daily, In our Hearts hourly...In our Thoughts always. With Our Deepest Sympathy in your loss of a loved one.
July 7, 2013
You were the best mom ever!! I will hold you in my heart forever. The care you gave to your family was remarkable, always thinking of others before yourself. Every time I look at all the plants you have given me over the years, I will remember you. Thank you for loving me.
Your Favorite Daughter,