Betty Elizabeth Dabney, 72, ascended into heaven on May 29, 2017 from St. Catherine's Hospice in Waco, Texas with her daughter, Tammy Swift, by her side. Tammy was with her for the entire 25 days of hospitalization. Funeral services will be 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow in the LaSalle Cemetery with William Thomas Dabney, III, Benny Ray Murphy, Sean Ridge, Jory Wayne Walpole, James Zebley and Kerry Ward serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Betty was born February 11, 1945 in Midway, Texas to Amos Jackson Caldwell and Ida Mae West. Betty shared a large family of numerous brothers and sisters, which whom some now rest with her. She was also preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband, William Thomas Dabney, Sr. Betty is survived by her children, Tammy Swift and significant other, Georgina Abbott, Virginia Dabney, Belinda Gail Jenkins all of Mexia and William Dabney, Jr. and wife, Paula of Wortham; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was family oriented, warm and kind hearted and a stranger to no one, but a true friend to many. She was a devoted wife and mother to her one and only child, Tammy LaGayle Swift, who was the light of her life. She was the only one Betty could say brought joy to her life and joy in her heart that made her smile. Tammy brought much praise to her mother's heart. Betty was a hard worker and a strong-willed person who fought to survive. She was a woman with so much character that everyone loved her just as she loved them. Betty, you are dearly loved and will never be forgotten. On November 7, 2015, I, Georgina Abbott, had the privilege of meeting Betty Elizabeth Dabney through her daughter, Tammy Swift. She was highly intelligent and firm, when needing to get the point across, but was a very soft spoken, respectful woman whom I cherished with everything in me. She helped me in so many ways. She was also willing and able to be more than an acquaintance, she was "Momma" and gave me all the love a mother could give to her child and more and I couldn't ask for more than that. You are part of my heart always as well as many others.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 2:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home