Bettye Irene Burton Ussery

Bettye Irene Burton Ussery, was born May 13, 1932 to Elvie T. Burton and Romania E. Burton (Bowling) in Evansville, IN. On Monday, May 27, 2019, Bettye went to be with the Lord for eternal rest.

Bettye attended grade school in Chicago, IL and Evansville, IN and graduated from Lincoln High School in Evansville in 1950. She worked in ladies apparel stores in Evansville and Chicago. She also worked at Loew’s Theater, Regal 8 Motel, and Utterback Jewelers in Evansville.

Bettye confessed hope in Christ at age 11 and was baptized by Rev. Smith of Liberty Baptist Church in 1946. She became a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of that same year. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she served as president of the Mothers Board, was a member of the church Mission, attended adult Sunday School, and was a past member of the senior choir.

Bettye married Robert E. Ussery on November 24, 1966 in Evansville and from that union they had one son, Robert E. Ussery, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Ussery, on July 23, 2009; parents, Elvie and Romania Burton; brothers, Thomas and Elvie Jr.; grandmother, Lena Marsh; and uncle, Charles Bowling. She is survived by her son, Robert E. Ussery, Jr., cousins, in-laws, and friends