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Betty Mae McKellips Penrod

January 18, 1943 — January 14, 2024

Little Rock

Betty Mae McKellips Penrod

Betty Mae McKellips Penrod, 80, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 18, 1943 to Lawrence Sr. and Vera Earnestine (Davis) McKellips.

Betty Mae is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, John Penrod; son Scott Penrod; daughter Sharri Briley; granddaughter, Jordan Briley Campbell (Jacob); great-grandsons, Isaiah, Elijah and Canaan; brother, Lawrence (Larry) McKellips, Jr. (Virginia) and sister, Judy Smith; brothers and sisters-in-law, extended family members and faithful friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Donovan Briley; and grandson-in-law, Michael Neal.

Smith Little Rock Funeral Home will host a visitation on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. At 11:00 am, there will be a celebration of life service held in the pavilion at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery located on 1501 West Maryland in North Little Rock, AR 72120.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Veterans Cemetery Foundation, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72120.
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Visitation

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Little Rock

8801 Knoedl Ct., Little Rock, AR 72205

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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