Betty Jean Ralston 1937 – 2018 A native of Pensacola, FL and resident of Semmes, AL died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 80. Mrs. Ralston was a member of Parkview Church of the Nazarene. She loved taking care of her family and friends, along with a love of reading and Elvis. She worked for Wal Mart for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Pete” Deardorff. She is survived by a son, James H. (Kathy) Watson; three daughters, Gwen (Donald) Vickers, Jeannie (Kenny) Nicholas and Betty Ann (Ken) Hablitzel; one sister, Patricia Horne; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM with visitation from 12:00 Noon until service time. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilefuneralservice.com. Funeral arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
We are so saddened at the news that Aunt Betty had passed. We are thankful that we recently got the chance to see her. Rest In Peace Aunt Betty! God bless all our family who will miss you dearly. Until we meet again...
Mike & Carrie HowardSylvania, OH
My dear, dear sister How am I ever going to go along without you :( We both lost our True Loves just a short time ago and we talked for many hours on how we were to go on without them but we knew that our precious Jesus would help us each step of the way and now that is what I am counting on for me. I will always miss & love you.
Your Baby Sis Pat
Patricia HorneOcala, FL
I worked nights with Betty at Walmart, she was so nice to everyone... A real sweet lady who loved her family and yes Elvis too! At Peace with God....
Martha FergusonHuntsville, AL
Lifting prayers for Betty's family. She was a special and wonderful lady. Blessed to have her for a friend. She will be missed.
Betty and Bill HenryMcKenzie, AL
Aunt Betty, My heart is broken but I know you are with your true love (Pete) & the rest of the family. Please tell my daddy & mamma that I love them & miss them bunches, but I know that we will all be together one day. R.I.P. Aunt Betty, Love & Miss ya bunches & more bunches.
Betty PriceGlen St. Mary, FL
Aunt Betty, what a special, beautiful and elegant lady she was. Feel sadness, but only for yourselves and not for her, for she knew where she was heading, where her Pete already is. She spent an entire lifetime preparing for the trip and she left as the genuine article. I renewed our relationship these past few years, certainly on FB and with a visit to her home to see her precious Elvis collection and most recently with a wonderful luncheon in Florida where she was in the best of spirits and peak of health. A memory I will cherish. Aunt Betty you will be so missed.
Don GibsonPinellas Park, FL
I am going to miss you so much. You have been such a loving and caring Aunt. These last three years have been so hard, and you were there for me, helping me through, holding me. I am so grateful for you. I know you were happy to meet Jesus and that he welcomed you with open arms. Now enjoy your time with Pete and Granny and Pa and all the others who are waiting to welcome you home. Love you with all my heart.
My sweet Aunt Betty I am gonna miss you so much and I am so Thankful I got to see you and Aunt Pat on my birthday with my brother Don. It sure was a wonderful Day and will hold those precious memories close to my heart. You took such good care of Charles and I know he is gonna miss you so much. May God hold all of your Children and Grandchildren and Aunt Pat amd other family in his living arms while they are gonna miss you terribly.
I know I have the promise of God that I will see you again.
Love and prayers to all the family.
Gwen, you and your family are in our prayers.
Patricia and David RaganPine Mountain Valley, GA
We love you and will miss you greatly Grandmaw Betty
Katy NicholasSemes, AL
Harry & Geneva WilliamsBiloxi, MS
Aunt Betty we only got reunited on FB after many years I do have many fond memories as a child and know I will see you again . Loved all your post about your love for your savior and family . Thank you for posting pictures of my Dad on Veterans Day . Prayers for your family May God hold them close.
Marcia DufalaClearwater, FL
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In John 5:28 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 27:11+29 tells us man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. That's why he provided his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:3+4 tells us there'll be no more pain or death. Is there pain and death in heaven? Of course not. That's talking about future conditions on earth under God's kingdom arrangement. Please go to our web site JW.org. Click on to the publication "What does the Bible really teach". It will answer questions from the bible on the condition of the dead and the hope they have.
Joy HoltWhite City, AL
Our gentle Mother has left us today,
Without a look or a sigh.
Our gentle Mother has gone away,
she never said goodbye.
Our gentle Mother has crossed the bridge we all will cross one day.
No more tears only smiles
as angels carry her away.
I will always hold you close.
I Love You Mama.
Rest in Jesus. We will meet again.
Betty Ann Hablitzel
Betty Ann HablitzelBiloxi, MS