Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Betty J. Oliver

December 3, 1932March 10, 2020

Betty Jewel Oliver was born on December 3, 1932, in Houston, Texas. Her parents were Jack Wooley and Oneta Wooley Benefield. Betty went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 10, 2020.

Betty is survived by her son, Ronald Wayne Aubry and wife, Charlotte, of New Caney, Texas; her daughter Janet Sue Pickens and husband, Kerry of Oakwood, Texas; sister, Mary Cook; 4 granddaughters, Penny Griffin, Sabrena Ashley, Veronica Woods and her husband Mark, Jordan Goodrum and her husband, Heath; 3 grandsons, Robert Hall, James Hall and wife, Cassie, and Kerry Pickens ll; Betty was blessed with 3 great-grandsons, 7 great-granddaughters, 3 great-great-grandsons, and 2 great-great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Oliver; brother, Ambrose Wooley; half-brothers, J.C. Wooley, William Wooley, James Benefield and Kenneth Benefield.

Betty attended church at Parks Heights Assembly of God, in Tyler, Texas. She loved her pastor, her church family and enjoyed the good music every week.

Betty worked for over 20 years at the Boilermakers Hall, Local 74, in Houston, Texas. She was the Dispatcher and the Secretary, but she went above and beyond her job description, helping the insurance claims and other paperwork. No one ever went to the office without getting a big hug from Betty. She was also the activity photographer at the Senior Citizen Hall in Tyler, Texas. She left behind many albums of memories.

A time of visitation for Betty will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., following the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Park Heights Assembly of God, 2824 Van Highway, Tyler, TX. Betty's graveside service will occur Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Guiceland Cemetery, 4075 Anderson County Road 174, Grapeland, TX.


  • Robert Hall
  • James Hall
  • Dalton Hall
  • Kenny Sanchez
  • Colby Temples
  • Bobby Hall


  • A Time of Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • A Celebration of Betty's Life Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


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Charlotte Aubry

March 14, 2020

I met Betty in 2008 when her son took me to meet her, and his sister, Janet. She readily accepted me into the family, always making me feel welcome. Betty had many friends. She loved to dance, and she loved music - particularly John Conlee. Once she got her first, iPad there was no keeping her off of it. She soon learned how to go to uTube and watch old videos of the singers of her youth. Then she learned who Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood were, and became a fan of several new artists. She loved looking at the family pictures that were posted, and she particularly loved the daily scripture posts. She will be missed by many.

Kourtney Temples

March 13, 2020

To my Great Aunt Betty,

I will always remember you with bright lipstick and eyeshadow, your love for music and dance, planting fake flowers in your garden, drinking instant coffee at your house and always needing help on your iPad. Thank you for always celebrating life and loving my family. I am so thankful we have so many cherished memories to share of you.

With love,

Tammy Philips

March 13, 2020

My Beautiful Aunt Betty! Oh, how we will miss you! I remember the days of your skirts and heels and how beautiful you always looked!
I remember your garden and your big tall corn stalks.
I remember how much you loved my children! Especially during the years you lived in Sulphur springs! That time period was a difficult one for me and my kids but you helped loved me and my children through it! Making dinner, taking Jordan on many fishing adventures and playing endless board games w my children! I am speaking fr my heart fr us all! Kenny, Maria, Tiffany, Kourtney and especially your fishing buddy Jordan!
We are rejoicing that you are no longer in pain and sitting at the feet of Jesus but you will be terribly missed and forever in our hearts!!! ❤️Love always, Your Niece, Tammy

Preston Kilpatrick

March 12, 2020

Betty, I knew, loved and admired you all my
Life. I was so proud to be your cousin. You were beautiful inside and out. We will miss having
You as part of our family, but now you enter
Into the presence of our Lord and Savior. It is so sad for us to know you are no longer with us, I love you

Beverly Whitham

March 12, 2020

Only knew Betty for a short time, but she was a lovely lady.
She was a great partner playing 42.
We had a lot of laughs & fun times & good food with our friends Ethel & Patricia.

Deon Dishongh

March 11, 2020

Aunt Betty you were always so sweet and kind. I feel so lucky that you were around for me and my mom. I love you. Praying for your family. Love you.