Henderson, TN: Betty Lou Peters Malone age 84, passed away April 24, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1938, in Charleston, MS the daughter of the late R.L. (Reason Leonard) Peters, Jr. and Helen Box Peters. She graduated from Charleston High School in 1956. She attended Harding University, the University of Memphis and Methodist School of Nursing. She married Jack Malone in 1959. They made their home in Memphis for twelve years and Germantown for thirty-one years.
She worked at Methodist Hospital Central and Germantown Methodist as a Registered Nurse.
She has been a professional artist all her adult life. She had done University Prints for all the schools in the SEC, (Southeastern Conference), and had done prints for the University of Memphis.
They moved to Henderson in November of 2003. She did a lot of charitable work for Freed-Hardeman, using her talents especially for Freed Hardeman University Athletics Fundraisers. She also did artwork for the lobby of the Henderson Church of Christ in 2014 where she was a member.
She loved her family fiercely. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were her world. She was an athlete and loved watching sports. She was given the gift of hospitality and loved to serve others.
Mrs. Malone is survived by two sons, Patrick Lee Malone (Melanie) of Henderson and Kerry Jack Malone (Donna) of Arlington and a daughter, Susan Lynn Malone Humphry (Todd) of Henderson; nine grandchildren, Shelby Clifft (Daniel), Zachary Malone (Logan), Cory Malone (Whitney), Riley Malone (Victoria), McKenzie Malone, Hannah Malone, Emily Ellis (Clint), Jared Humphry (Mackenzie), and Allie Humphry; and great grandchildren, Knox Clifft, Cooper Clifft, Coen Clifft, Maeve Malone, Stella Malone, Malachi Malone, Holden Malone and Maddox Humphry and two great grandchildren on the way; a brother, James Peters of Coffeeville, MS and a sister, Nina Armstrong of South Haven, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Malone in 2016, a brother, R.L. Peters, a sister, Dorothy Helm and a great grandchild, Maverick Dean Malone.
A come and go Celebration of Life visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Friday at the Activity Center of the Henderson Church of Christ. At 2:45 PM the family will share some personal memories of “Buddy”. The public is also invited to share a meal as you share memories and view her artwork.
Memorials may be made to the Page Robbins Adult Day Center at https://pagerobbins.org/get-involved/donate/ or to the Freed-Hardeman University Ladies Softball Program at 158 East Main Street Henderson, TN 38340.
Shackelford Funeral Directors