Betty Elaine Williams

July 3, 1939July 2, 2019

Betty Elaine Chick Williams, age 79, departed this earthly life for an eternity with God on July 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bertha Chick. She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Jon Gary Williams, La Vergne, TN; daughter, Sherra (Tim) Taylor; Nashville, TN; son, Brian (Cindy) Williams, La Vergne, TN; granddaughter, Lori Beth Taylor, Nashville, TN; grandsons, Jeff Taylor, Brentwood, TN; Adam Williams and Cade Williams, La Vergne, TN; sister, Alice (Don) Nix, Kingston Springs, TN; twin brother, Bob Chick, Bryant, IL; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Betty was born on July 3, 1939, in Metropolis, Illinois but spent most of her life in La Vergne, Tennessee. She was a member of the La Vergne Church of Christ where she supported her minister husband and served as a secretary for many years. Most recently, she was a member of the Gilroy Church of Christ. Betty epitomized kindness and unselfishness. She was a dedicated friend and a loving mother and grandmother with a fun sense of humor. Visitation and the funeral will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN. Visitation is on Sunday, July 7, 2019, 2:00-6:00pm. The funeral service is on Monday, July 8, 2019, 2:00 pm. The burial will immediately follow the service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Jon Gary and Betty Williams Endowed Academic Scholarship at Freed-Hardeman University. ( In the appropriate box, please list the Jon Gary and Betty Williams Endowed Academic Scholarship. To leave thoughts or memories, visit


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Monday, July 8, 2019


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Jo McKee

July 8, 2019

Dear Gary, Alice, Bob and family, my heart goes out to all of you in the loss of Betty. She was truly a special lady and a fine Christian woman. Although I have not seen her since 1961, I have fond memories of her at FHC and the Girls Home in Nashville. May God bless you all is my prayer. I have lost two sisters to Alzheimers and one to Dementia, so I can relate to your experience. Thinking of you. Jo

David Thornhill

July 5, 2019

Jon Gary, Brian, and Sherra, I want to tell you how sorry I am In the loss of Betty. such a great lady. I love you all. May God bless you all.

Karen Diller

July 4, 2019

Aunt Betty was truly one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known. I have always been amazed by her kindness, generosity, warmth and beautiful smile. I was so blessed to know her. Many hugs, prayers, and deepest sympathy from me and my family.

Sandra Waldron

July 3, 2019

We are so sad to hear of the passing of dear, sweet Mrs. Betty.... So many years of seeing her smiling face and hearing her kind words. My family and I ask God to bless her family with loving comfort.

Ann Standefer

July 2, 2019

There’s never been a sweeter & kinder person in this world than Mrs. Betty.