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Betty Sue Scissell

October 28, 1959 — December 12, 2022


Betty Sue Scissell

Betty Sue Scissell, age 63, loving and generous mother of three and devoted wife to husband Burley Glenn Scissell Sr., passed away in her home on December 12, 2022, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. God’s faithful servant will be celebrating Christmas with Jesus this year.

She is survived by her husband, Burley Glenn Scissell Sr.; eldest daughter, Elizabeth Skinner (Troy) of Higginson, AR; darling son, Burley Glenn Scissell, Jr. (Amanda) of Cabot, AR; baby daughter, Dana Shroyer (Chris) of Conway, AR; one sister, Nancy Lainhart (Brent) of Connersville, IN; one brother, Bobby Thompson of Lexington, KY; three bonus sisters, Nancy Trina Farris of Walnut Ridge, AR, Tina Reid of Searcy, AR, and April Smith (Matthew) of Griffithville, AR.

Also, here to remember her love are eight grandchildren, Donavan Coley (Shelby), Camran Coley (Savanah), Morgan Coley (Devin), Chelsea Garner (Levi), Wilder Skinner, Reagan, and Aidan Scissell, and our miracle baby, Isaac Shroyer. In 2021 and 2022, Betty and Glenn were gifted with another great blessing, becoming great grandparents to Ezra and Thea Roush.

Betty was not only the mother and grandmother to these but nurtured the lives of so many more. She did not just take care of her children, but the friends of her children, not just the grandchildren, but their families, too. She befriended countless coworkers, coworkers of her family, and invested in their lives and happiness. Betty loved to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to feel needed, to protect and to make sure that everyone was loved and whole.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, James Edward, and Ruth Loraine Thompson; sisters, Cecilia Elizabeth Robinson and Rose Ann Flowers; brother, Billy Thompson; loving father and mother-in-law, Burley and Wanda Scissell.

Betty was an amazing wife, mother, nana, daughter, sister, and aunt. She loved everyone with no boundaries or conditions. She was an invaluable asset to every friend and family, and her contribution to precious milestones or immediate despair, were tackled without reservation, her creativity and willingness to go above and beyond touched innumerable lives in many generations.

Services will begin with a visitation from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022, funeral service at 2:00 pm Friday, December 16, 2022, at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W. Dewitt Henry Drive, Beebe, AR.  Interment will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Garden, Beebe, AR following the service.

Visit to view the online registry.  Arrangements by Smith Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W Dewitt Henry, Beebe, Arkansas.


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Thursday, December 15, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 16, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

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Friday, December 16, 2022

3:30 - 7:45pm (Central time)

Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens

404 W Dewitt Henry Dr, Beebe, AR 72012

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