Bettye Sue Bell Stevens, 90, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at her home in Drew surrounded by her family.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carson Ridge Baptist Church near Ethel. The Rev. Rick Milan, the Rev. Matthew Stevens and Taylor Porter will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stevens was born and raised in Ethel. She married Raymond Stevens, and they made their home in Drew beginning in 1950. She had worked as a receptionist at a local doctor’s office, was a secretary for Drew Elementary School and later taught in the Head Start Program. Mrs. Stevens was a member of the West Drew Baptist Church, where she served as the church pianist and also played piano for St. John’s A.M.E. Church. Bettye Sue was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching and working crossword puzzles, and was a family historian. She was also an avid New York Yankees fan, but most of all she enjoyed raising her family and attending various activities including ballgames or any other activity her “boys” were involved in.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hugh E. and Margie Oliver Bell, and her husband, Raymond Stevens. Survivors include four sons, Butch Stevens (Verna) of Water Valley, Charley Stevens of Drew, Ricky Stevens (Dawn) of Arkabutla and Keith Stevens (Jenny) of Greenwood; a sister, Mary Pernod of Rantoul, Illinois; a brother, David Bell (Nancy) of Ridgeland; seven grandchildren, Amy Tindle, Lee Stevens, Matthew Stevens, Meredith Capell, Robert Stevens, David Stevens and Olivia Stevens; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Stevens, Taylor Porter, David Stevens, Robert Stevens, Terry Hubbard and Tim Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Russell, Floyd Burchfield and Ray West.
Memorials may be made to West Drew Baptist Church, Carson Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Greenwood Delta Funeral Home (www.greenwooddeltafh.com) is in charge of arrangements.