Betty Jean Pevey

March 8, 1941January 7, 2021

Betty Jean Pevey, 79, of Richland, passed from this life on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Glenwood Memorial Park, Richland.

Jean was born March 8, 1941, in Columbia, Mississippi. She worked for many years in retail where her considerate and kind spirit served her well. She retired from Hancock Fabrics where she was a favorite among customers. Jean truly enjoyed helping bridal parties select fabrics and embellishments and she was an expert with assisting new home owners choose draperies and textile appointments.

A gifted seamstress, Jean spent hours crafting beautiful clothing and home furnishings. From prom and bridesmaid gowns to everyday-wear, Jean welcomed the challenge of a new project, and her love for the intended recipient was evident in each stitch.

In her free time Jean enjoyed listening to music, particularly old classic country, and reading.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Mason Peavy; and grandson-in-law, Brian Tyler Wynn.

Survivors include son, Ben Peavy and wife Donna, and grandchildren, Mason and Sarah Peavy; daughter, Robin Jordan and husband Barry, granddaughter, Misty Wynn, great-grandchildren, Allyson and Amelya Wynn, grandson, David Jordan and wife Paula; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Harvest Food Pantry at First Baptist Church of Richland or to the donor’s favorite charity.


  • Robin Jordan, Daughter
  • Barry Jordan, Son-In-Law
  • Ben Peavy, Son
  • Donna Peavy, Daughter-In-Law
  • Mason Peavy, Grandchild
  • Sarah Peavy, Grandchild
  • Misty Wynn, Grandchild
  • David Jordan, Grandchild
  • Allyson Wynn, Great-Grandchild
  • Amelya Wynn, Great-Grandchild


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, January 10, 2021


Betty Jean Pevey

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Elaine Slay

January 10, 2021

Although I never knew this lady’s name, I recognized her immediately. How many times she took the time to help me at Hancock’s Fabrics! She was always ready to answer questions and offer advice and suggestions always with kindness and a smile. Because of her I made it through all those years of various costumes for my children, decor for the home, and other sewing needs. My heart goes out to her family and ask that God grants you comfort at this time.