Bettie Kelley


Funeral services for Bettie (Ester) Kelley, 59 of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, passed November 20, will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, New Salem MBC at Sherrill, Rev. Clark Thomas, Pastor.

She was born August 4, 1953 to the late Eurma E. and Jimmie L. Woods. She was educated in Plum-Bayou Tucker School District. She moved to Michigan and joined the United States Army, she served for four years, after her honorable discharge she started her career in nursing. She worked at the Veteran Hospital in Little Rock for several years, upon leaving she moved to Dallas, Texas, her career took her further into serving as a nurse at the Veteran Hospital in Dallas. She retired in December 2011, having served her fellow countrymen for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her parent, two brothers, Edward Ester, Cleophus Ester.

Survivors: four sisters, Verma Kelley, Etherine (Edward) Bennett of Pine Bluff, Catherine (Albert) Gardner of Detroit, Mich., Loretta Woods of Muskegon, Mich., two brothers, Willie (Sharon) Ester, Jr., Horace Woods both of Pine Bluff, sister in law, Charlotte Ester, nieces, nephews. Visitations may be made 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Perry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.