1950 ~ 2023
Date of Death: February 24, 2023
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the English family. Betty’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Ms. Betty English.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Betty A. English was born a gift to the Covington family on August 13, 1950 to Joe and Marie Covington. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Bethel A.M.E Church in Michigan City where she grew up knowing our Lord and Savior. She was always known as the life of the part. Making friends where ever she went. Betty Ann cherished her family. As a teenager, she was spoiled by her parents Marie and Joseph Covington that took her on yearly trips to New York, Florida and many other places. She was given a station wagon in her teenage years and found it not robbery to share with her cousins, giving them rides to the beach, skating, or just joy riding. She was full of love and joy for her family and would not hesitate ro offer whatever she had to share with them. Betty Ann had a heart of gold.
She met and married George W. English, Jr., and to this union two children were born. Thanks to her late mother Ruth, she loved taking care of her children. She also loved skating and camping. She began her career as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend, Indiana for 12 years and later became a care taker for the Conway Children's Colony for over 30 years. She loved all candy. We loved to watch our mother with children. She cared for so many and loved them all. One of her most favorite sayings was "small minds talk about people. Average minds talk about places. Great minds talk about change."
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Marie Covington; siblings, Lavada Bullock, Sinclair Bullock, Deborah Bullock, and James Bullock; aunts, Beatrice Jackson and Big Betty who she was fond of.
Betty leaves to cherish her loving memory, husband, George W. English, Jr. of Morrilton, Arkansas; children, Anthony (Deborah) English of Clinton, Arkansas, Ginnella (Mikol) English-Kindle of Morrilton, Arkansas; siblings, Mary Dickerson, Geraldine Bullock, Stanley Dunson, Jacquline Bullock, and Michael Bullock all of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Shawn, Marcus, Marcellus, Jymond, Tyler, Kamrun, Anfernee, Gerell, Rashid; great grandchildren, Jahmiere, Kayden, Amyrah, Jeremaih; herr BFF, Ozie McCollough, Burel Metcalf; special cousins, Loyce Woodard, Gwendolyn Williams and a host of other relatives and friends.
Walk through visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Veasley Funeral Home.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023, 1:00pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 504 N. Cedar St., Morrilton, Arkansas 72110.