Betty Ann Tankersley

August 24, 1941April 2, 2018

Betty Ann (Scott) Tankersley passed away peacefully Monday, April 2, 2018 at Prattville Baptist Hospital at the age of 76. Betty was born August 24, 1941. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lovenia Ray Scott and father, Isaac Moody Scott; sister, Joyce Marie Smitherman; brother-in-law, Enoch Lawley; nephews, Kenneth Lamar Lawley, Melvin Eugene Ingram and a great nephew, Jeffrey Carlee. She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Tankersley; sisters, Carolyn Fay Lawley, Jackie Sue (Robert) Ingram, Lydia Ruth "Susie" Thomas and Deborah Darlene (Ricky) McGee; brothers, James Claudy (Linda) Scott and Roger Dale (Lynn) Scott; brother-in-law, Floyd Smitherman. She is also survived by many step-children, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm at Rehobeth Baptist Church, 11262 Deer Creek Road, Lawley, AL (Bibb County) followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm in the church sanctuary with Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Thomas Jr., Harold Lawley, Brent Pinkston, Chris Popwell, Dustin Popwell and Devin Hutchinson. Services are under the direction of Ridout’s Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life.


  • Billy Joe Tankersley, Husband
  • Carolyn Fay Lawley, Sister
  • Jackie Sue & Robert Ingram, Sister & brother-in-law
  • Deborah Darlene & Ricky McGee, Sister & brother-in-law
  • Lydia Ruth "Susie" Thomas, Sister
  • James Claudy & Linda Scott, Brother & sister-in-law
  • Roger Dale & Lynn Scott, Brother & sister-in-law
  • Floyd Smitherman, Brother-in-law
  • Also survived by many step-children, nieces and nephews.



  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Serevice Thursday, April 5, 2018


  • Burial

Betty Ann Tankersley

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Mary Gregg

April 4, 2018

Aunt Betty..
Was a loving lady..loved to bake pecan pies..she allways told you she loved you when she saw you..she will be prayers go out to the family..

Patricia Rainey

April 4, 2018

Aunt Betty, I am really going to miss you. I know we didn't get to talk often, but I always was thinking of you. I get comfort knowing that you are in Heaven with our Heavenly father and suffering no more. You are seeing all the love ones that have went on ahead of us, and oh what a joy that must be. Goodbye for now and I know one day I will see you again.

Love you,
Your Neice Patricia

Wendy Argo

April 4, 2018

Mrs. Betty was a beautiful, sweet soul and we will miss her dearly. But we can rejoice and celebrate the fact that she is gazing at her heavenly Father now. We will mourn and grieve for our loss but always have the memories of her smile and her laughter and her love. My condolences to your families.