December 14, 1933 – May 26, 2020
Mrs. Betty Louise Whitson, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Waco, Texas. Graveside service will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Waco Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020 at the funeral home.
Louise was born on December 14, 1933 to Dillard and Emma Lee (Burns) Nall in Bradshaw, Texas. She graduated from Midland High in 1952 and attend one year at McMurry College in Abilene, Texas. Louise married the love of her life, Richard A. Whitson, Jr., on August 27, 1955, who preceded her in death June 2, 2000. She worked in the oil industry as a secretary in Midland until moving to Waco in i970. The family joined First United Methodist Church of Waco where she was most recently a member of the New Beginnings Class. During her years in Waco, she worked as a Bookkeeper for United Church Directories, National Diversified, Extraco Bank, and Ministry Architects. Louise was avid Bridge player and played with the same group over 50 years. Louise is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Wilma Endsley; brother, Carroll Nall, Sr., and in-laws, Otis Ratliff, Peggy and Albert Lindley.
Survivors include her son, Richard (Rick) A. Whitson, III, of Keller, TX, daughter, Susan DeVries and husband, Mark of Nashville, TN; grandchildren: Richard Adam DeVries and wife, Sara, Debbie Wince and husband, Trey, and Leigh DeVries and wife, Jenni; great-grandchildren: Parish DeVries, Nealy DeVries, Liam Wince, Jack Wince; sisters-in-law, Barbara Ratliff and Mae Spencer, brothers-in-law, Tom Spencer and Morris Endsley; as well as 17 nieces and nephew. Finally, her special four legged friend, Pepper.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry, Nashville, TN, (where grandson, Adam, is a Pastor), Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry, Bryn Mawr, PA (where granddaughter, Leigh, is a Pastor), and First United Methodist Waco.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020
Dear Rick, Susan & family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was a gracious & sweet lady, always with a kind word and smile. Praying that memories will strengthen you in the days ahead.