Betty Ann (Jones) McCrary

January 03, 2019

Betty Ann (Jones) McCrary, went to be with her Lord and Savior December 31, 2018. She was born June 7, 1929 to the late Bethel and Ruth Jones in Rusk.

Funeral Services for Mrs. McCrary will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, with Bro. Robby Arrington officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until service time.

She graduated from Rusk High School in 1947. She married Lewis McCrary on March 28, 1948 in Rusk, her husband of 66 years. Lewis was in the Air Force, so they traveled the United States. Along the way, they began raising a family. They moved back to Rusk in April of 1963. She started her career with Rusk State Hospital. After 30 plus years, she finally retired.

Her enjoyment in life was raising her children and then grandchildren and later in life, great-grandchildren.

She always cooked a big Sunday dinner for her family and sometimes friends would show up to eat. Then she would box up lunches and deliver them around Rusk, to the elderly and less fortunate to enjoy a Sunday meal. She always did for others whatever they needed.

She is survived by her children, Roger McCrary and his wife Rose of Kirvin, Nancy Fenton and her husband John in Longview, Mary Crews and her husband Dale in Rusk, and Anita Woody and her husband Jack in Rusk, 8 grandchildren, 10 Great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lewis, sister, Joyce Scott and her parents.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for the care given to our mom. They went above and beyond to provide quality care. Last but not least the family would like to say a thank you to all her caregivers along the way. Shinita and Peg, you have been with us faithfully through the years; we could not have made it without the care you helped give and the love you showed each and everyday. Ms. Betty, Mashelle, Nixie, and Reva, although not with us long, thank you for the care given and the love shown to our mom. She loved each of you dearly and just know the family is thankful for each of you.

To her sisters, Aunt Carolyn and Aunt Maggie, you have been a constant in her life. She always looked forward to you coming and taking her to the Jalapeno Tree. Thank you for all the love and care you provided her and us. She loved you and we love you!

Donations may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1724 Crockett Rd, Palestine, TX 75801.