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Betty Jean Mosier Hooper

May 31, 1938 — June 13, 2024

Selmer, TN

BETTY MOSIER HOOPER

 Selmer, TN: Betty Jean Mosier Hooper age 86 passed away June 13, 2024, at her home.

She was born May 31, 1938, in Gibson County, TN, the daughter of the Late Brodie A. Mosier and Gracie Riggs Mosier Hurst Hudspeth. Her father died 3 weeks before her birth, so she was raised by her stepfather the late Pat Hurst. She grew up in the Silerton community and attended school at Phillips School House in Chester County, TN.

On July 21, 1954, when she was 16 years old, she married George Wendell Hooper of Silerton, TN. They moved to Memphis, TN, where they raised their family. She was a homemaker, loving mother and raised her two daughters teaching them about God’s love. She never finished high school but in 1976 she proudly received her GED a month before her oldest daughter graduated.

In the 1960’s, George and Betty formed a country music band called “George and Betty and the Country Playboys.” They performed at different venues around Memphis and Millington and had their own radio show. Their two-part harmony lasted a lifetime. They enjoyed playing in mixed double bowling leagues in the 1970’s.

George and Betty were married for 67 years, until his death at 92 years old on February 4, 2021. Betty’s health had been in decline for several years. George was her dedicated and loving caregiver until his death.

Betty lived with her daughter Jeanne and husband Mark from February 2021 until her death at the age of 86. A special lady Peggy May helped with her care for the last 5 years of her life. Her niece Janet Mosier and Grandson Luke Kennedy also had important roles in her care.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Jeanne Kennedy and husband Mark of Selmer, TN, Wendy Morris and husband Joseph of Duluth, MN; six grandchildren, Matthew Kennedy and wife Jessica of Selmer, TN, Josh Kennedy (Jade) of Alamo, TN, Luke Kennedy of Bethel Springs, TN, Mariah Morris, Elliot Morris and Alexis Morris (Ethan) all of Duluth, MN, and two great-grandchildren. Cooper and Claire Kennedy of Selmer, TN. three sisters, Rose King of Adamsville, TN, Shirley Callahan of Rogers, AR, and Peggy Callahan of Finger, TN and one brother, Junior Mosier of Corinth, MS.

In addition to her Parents and Husband, Betty was preceded in death by two infant sons, William and Roger Hooper, one sister, Sue Mayfield and three brothers, Welton Mosier, Joe Neal Hurst, and Jerry Hurst.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, June 16th at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. William Glover officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery at Silerton, TN.

The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday.

Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson

731-989-2421 

 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, June 16, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Henderson

304 Crook Ave., Henderson, TN 38340

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Henderson

304 Crook Ave., Henderson, TN 38340

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Burial

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

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