Michael "Mike" Austin Bettis

November 8, 1957March 6, 2018
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Michael "Mike" Austin Bettis, age 60, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born November 8, 1957 in Mobile, Alabama to Geraldine Bettis (Charles) Zehner and Austin "Pete" Bettis.

Mike is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judith Bettis; his daughter, Carey (Kyle) Rogers; his mother, Geraldine Bettis (Charles) Zehner; a brother, Warren Bettis; a sister, Gwen (Keith) Cottrell; and two grandchildren, Maddex Ross Rogers and Sophia Ruth Rogers.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Austin "Pete" Bettis.

Mike was the owner of Michael Ross Jewelers, a graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School Class of 1976, and a graduate of the University of Mobile.

A visitation for Mike will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Semmes First Baptist Church, 4070 Wulff Rd, Semmes, Alabama 36575. A funeral service will occur Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Semmes First Baptist Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bettis family.


  • Judith Bettis, Wife
  • Carey (Kyle) Rogers, Daughter
  • Geraldine Bettis (Charles) Zehner, Mother
  • Warren Bettis, Brother
  • Gwen (Keith) Cottrell, Sister
  • Maddex Ross Rogers, Grandchild
  • Sophia Ruth Rogers, Grandchild
  • Austin "Pete" Bettis, Father


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Michael "Mike" Austin Bettis

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Rod Ilian

November 14, 2018

So sad to hear the news of Mikes passing. He was always a kind and sweet to me and a delight to do business with. We often would go out for dinner when I would come to Mobile and I’ll never forget the fun conversations. He loved his family very much. Especially his darling wife Judith and his adorable grand children that meant the world to him.

In Hebrew there is Prayer when someone passes. Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the universe, the Judge of Truth [alt., the Just Judge.

Baruch Dayan Emet.

Mike, I’ll remember you buddy.

Adolph Isom

October 4, 2018

I'm so sorry to learn this late news. He was a classic class act, with a huge heart. He will be missed by many.

tara kleinpeter

April 2, 2018

My favorite memories of Mike include his great sense of humor, smiling face, laughter, advice and creativity. Mike designed and procured beautiful pieces -his vision was tasteful and unique. Mike's memorial video was touching and the photos with the grandkids are priceless. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you move forward with your lives.

Donna Cazalas Bell

March 10, 2018

Judith, I will be thinking of you today and Always. I know Mike loved you so much ! I know you know that our Lord is with you and the Family. Please know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. I will call you soon.

Linda Raymond

March 8, 2018

Today is sad to have to write in your obituary. It has been years that we were so close to you and Warren. We remember the endless hours ya'll spend at our house and what a good time we had listening to you sing and play the piano. Back then we thought of you as a brother and future brother -in- law. As time passed God had a different path for you and Danna's lives. We know that you were ready to go meet Jesus but it was sad time for you to have to say good bye to your wonderful wife (Judith), daughter ,grandchildren,brother and other family members. It will be a long time before your family is able to think of you without tears. You suffered so much to live for your family . God chose to honor your prayers for healing ,not here on this earth but in heaven.
You have made such good memories with family and friends . They will be able to smile through the good times and cry at your loss.
God must have needed to add to his choir when he picked you from us. We know you are singing and loving some little children who a need a grandfather to look up to . Our sadness is only for a season and we will all meet in heaven
Sadly missed by,
Linda Raymond,Betty Connors ,Danna Mathews, and Lisa Lindsey

Tammy Burchfield

March 8, 2018

I've known Michael for many years. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with Judith and his family. May God comfort each of them during this difficult time.

Cynthia Dueitt

March 8, 2018

Mike got me so many times, when I'd call their house, changing his voice......the man would have me in stiches. I can remember Mike since we were children at Lott Road Baptist. Him and Judith had a beautiful relationship. He was a very talented designer. I will miss you Mike. Thank you for your kindness and friendship.I love you! Praying for strength and comfort for Judith and Carey and their precious grands and the rest of their family. I love y'all.