North MS obituary

Betty Jean Burleson Conwill, 86

August 21, 1933 - June 15, 2020

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VERONA – Betty Jean Burleson Conwill died Monday, June 15, 2020 at the NMMC Hospice Unit. She was 86. Born August 21, 1933 in Lee County, she was the daughter of Stanley Burleson and Mabel Bowen Burleson. A graduate of Verona High School, she worked in a garment factory before going to work for the North Mississippi Medical Center for 35 years. She lived in Verona her entire life. She enjoyed reading, traveling the US, especially Gatlinburg, TN, and loved her family and friends. She was fond of walks in the mall and her joy in life was her grands. She had a soft spot for Elvis and the Elvis Presley Park.  She was a member of the Verona Christian Church.

A celebration of life to honor Betty will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro Dale Carr and Bro. James Marks officiating.  Visitation will be Noon to service time Wednesday only at Holland. She will be interred at Lee Memorial Park. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed Wednesday at 2 PM at, where it will be permanently archived. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to serve their friends.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Rinehart, Shane Johns, Mark Brown, Chet Brown, Kevin Brown, James Harold, Carroll Pettigrew, Brian Walters, Brett Barnes and Scott Barnes.

Betty is survived by her children, Kim Mayhull (Keith) of Tupelo, and Greg Conwill (Tracie) of Tupelo; her grandchild, Shane Jones; and great-grandchild, Clayton Rinehart; nieces and nephews; and her sisters, Louise Phillips (Jimmy) of Columbus, MS, and Pat Brown (Jim) of Byhalia, MS.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Conwill, who died in 1995; and her siblings, Sybil Threadgill, Charlie Burleson, and Catherine Burleson.

Memorials to honor Betty’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 252 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.

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