Betty Jean Black was born on October 5, 1951 in Modesto, California to
William and Lena Smith. Betty was the 5
th of 10 children.
Her family moved to Tulsa when Betty was just a few months old. She attended
Lowell High School in Tulsa. She became a mother, caring for her nine
children through their growing years. She would take them fishing and
camping. Sometimes she would lock the door on them so they would stay
outside and play. They enjoyed watching movies together as a family. Betty
taught all her children to cook. One on their favorite meals was beans,
taters and cornbread. When she could find the time, Betty loved going
to the casino and playing the wild cherry games and quarter slots. She
also taught her children respect and love for themselves and each other,
which is a tribute to her as they gather here together to celebrate the
wonderful mother she was.
Betty is survived by her children: Tammy Peevyhouse, Anthony Peevyhouse,
Bobby Welch, Cody Black, Michael Branham, Shelly Welch, Andrew Branham,
Daniel Smith and Penny Uzzel; grandchildren: Cassandra, Sarena, Tracey,
Christopher, Lawerence, Jerry, Jordan, Chance, Cody, Sean, Justin, Joey,
Sierra, Zachary, Dayton, Kory, Justyne; great grandchild: Dezzy
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Location: Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Address: 2103 E. 3rd St. Tulsa, Oklahoma