Betty M. McNair

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland for Betty M. McNair of Ridgeland.

Betty McNair, 84, died July 8, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Decatur, September 28, 1932, Mrs. McNair was a Newton County native who had lived in Jackson for 37 years before moving to Ridgeland. She was graduated from Stratton High School in Union, and East Central Community College in Decatur. After graduating from college, she worked as a secretary to county agent in Decatur. She spent the majority of her life serving her husband and children as a homemaker.

Betty was a godly woman with such a servant’s heart who loved her family, friends and church. She seldom missed her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s ball games and activities. Her passion was making bread to share with her friends and family. She enjoyed fellowship with her sewing group and Sunday School class. She served her Lord faithfully for many years at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Nanny, as she was called, was a friend to many and cherished the many friends who touched her life over the years. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, parents Joe and Cora Payne McMullan, brothers Jack, James, Billy, Fred, and Paul McMullan, sisters Helen Cooper and Margie Welch, and son Randy McNair. She is survived by her brother Raymond McMullan and his wife Lois; children Debbie Wright and her husband Mike, Barry McNair and his wife Melody, and Tim McNair and his wife Melodi; grandchildren Leigh Anne Fancher and her husband Matthew, Amy Wright, Stephen Wright and his wife Holly, Kristen McNair Strickland and her husband Knox, Emily McNair, Madi McNair, and Banks McNair; great-grandchildren Lora Leigh Fancher, Allie Claire Fancher, and James Matthew Fancher II.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Broadmoor Baptist Church, 1531 Highland Colony Pkwy., Madison, Miss., 39110.

Burial was in Parkway Memorial Cemetary.

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