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Betty Nann Fitzgerald

May 12, 1944 — August 23, 2023


Betty Nann Fitzgerald

Betty Nann Fitzgerald, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and dear friend, passed away on August 23, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories and an enduring legacy. Born on May 12, 1944, in Mabelvale, AR, Betty led a remarkable life filled with passion, kindness, creativity, and deep faith. Betty graduated in 1963 at Mabelvale Highschool. She was a woman of great talent and pursued a successful career as an interior decorator for over 30 years. 

Throughout her life, Betty found solace and contentment in various interests and hobbies. She reveled in the mysteries of life through her love for murder mystery novels. Additionally, Betty found immense joy in watching her granddaughter dance gracefully across the stage. 

Together with her husband of 60 years, Gerald Fitzgerald, Betty shared a deep love built on trust and unwavering commitment. Their bond was an example to all who knew them—a testament to the strength of true partnership. 

Betty is survived by her husband, Gerald Fitzgerald; daughter, Wendi Summerville; granddaughter, Hannah Summerville; two sisters, Patricia Robbins of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and Kathryn McCauley (Danny) of Ontario, Canada. She is also survived by countless nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Lillian Sanders Corrigan; brothers, Fred Corrigan, Raymond Corrigan, and Clayborn Corrigan; sisters, Ethelene Jones, Thelma Jones, and Imogene Felton. 

Betty's warm and welcoming nature knew no bounds, as she had the remarkable ability to make anyone feel instantly accepted and understood. A kind-hearted soul who never met a stranger, she touched countless lives along her way. Her enduring faith as a devout Southern Baptist served as an anchor in her life—an unwavering source of strength and guidance.

As we bid farewell to Betty Nann Fitzgerald, we remember the indelible mark she left on our hearts. Her legacy will live on through the memories we shared, the love we experienced in her presence, and the values she instilled within us all. She will forever be missed but never forgotten.

The visitation service celebrating Betty's well-lived life will be held on August 29, 2023, at Smith Benton Funeral Home, 322 N Market St., Benton, AR. Family and friends will gather at 3:00 PM to pay their respects and share stories of love and remembrance. The service will conclude at 5:00 PM in a bittersweet yet heartfelt farewell.

Betty Nann Fitzgerald may be gone from our sight, but she will forever remain in our hearts—a beacon of light that will guide us through the darkest days. We extend our deepest condolences to all who mourn her loss and offer prayers of comfort during this challenging time. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of the Divine, knowing that her influence on this world will never fade.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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