Betty Jewel Anderson

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Betty Jewel Anderson, age 73, of Waco passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at a Waco Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Garden of Heaven was in need of a special, delicate flower and our Sovereign Father selected “Betty” to fulfill that space to rest and hurt no more. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3 at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Waco with Reverend Denise Bell-Blakely officiating. Interment was in Waco Memorial Park under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Betty was born to Terry and Jewel (Jones) Alexander on May 16, 1940, in Bosqueville, Texas. Betty was educated through the Bosqueville Schools. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She worked for Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center from 1967 to 2013 where she acquired many, many friends who will tell you how she really never knew any of their names but when she called you, you knew who she was referring to. Betty and her three close friends, Annie, Clara and Evelyn would ride to the bus many times to various casinos in Louisiana and Oklahoma, just before her passing Betty took the two hour trip to Oklahoma with two of her daughters and granddaughters where she got to enjoy the slot machines one last time. Although diagnosed with cancer at its final stages Betty proved to be a fighter and flew past the 3-6 months they originally gave her. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, twin daughters, Ruthie Fay and Ruthie May; four brothers, Herbert, Terry Jr., Clarence and Ed; one sister, Minnie Lee; one grandson, Dymus L. Lewis; and one great-grandson Keveion. She leaves to cherish her everlasting memories, her husband of 55 years, Doris Lorenzo Anderson; four daughters, Betty Sue Davis, Karen (Steve) Gaines, Bobbie (Eddie) Sims, and Doris Faye Anderson all of Waco; two sons, Doris L. “Sam” Alexander and Ricky Anderson both of Waco; two sisters, Ina Ruth Alexander of Killeen, Louise (Lewyn) Weaver of Waco; one brother, John L. Alexander of California; two honorary children, Dee Dee Alexander, Wade Dale Alexander; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1212 N 5th Street, Waco, Tx. 76707. Please join in remembering Betty by visiting the memorial at


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