Betty McNeely was born on June 11, 1964, and passed away on April 29, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, music, and kindness. She married her husband James McNeely on June 11, 1988, in Denton, Texas, and together they raised four boys, James, Jonathan, Joseph and Joshua.
Early on, Jim and Betty liked to go on frequent road trips to places like the Grand Canyon, Utah, and Colorado. During these trips, they would make up songs and funny poems and enjoy each other’s company. Betty and Jim loved making music together, and Jim was always amazed by Betty’s powerful and beautiful singing voice.
Betty had a huge heart and loved people deeply. She was an amazing singer, musician, and songwriter. Her unique and bold fashion sense always made her stand out, and she loved everyone for who they were. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and pastor. She worked as a mobile notary signing agent where she met many people and created lasting friendships.
Betty was a woman who lived life fully with love and kindness, always seeing the best in people and finding joy in everything around her. She had a fun-loving nature that drew people to her and made her an absolute joy to be around. Betty’s faith was an integral part of her life, and she lived with a worshipful and grateful spirit that touched the lives of everyone she met.
Betty’s beautiful smile could light up a room. Her singing voice was nothing short of incredible, with a perfect, bell-like tone that simply dripped with joy and love. She loved to sing and play music, and she shared her talent with anyone who was lucky enough to hear her. Betty’s joy and kindness were infectious, and she had a way of making everyone feel welcome and loved.
Through her kind and loving nature, Betty left a lasting impact on everyone she met. She had an uncanny ability to make everyone feel valued and appreciated, no matter who they were. She had a gift for seeing the best in people, and she always encouraged others to be the best they could be. Betty will be remembered for her infectious joy, her beautiful smile, and her unwavering kindness, which touched the hearts of everyone who knew her.
Betty is survived by her husband James (Jim) McNeely, her four sons James Wilson McNeely, Jonathan David William McNeely, Joseph Walker McNeely, and Joshua Wayne McNeely, her sister Bonnie Endres, friends Deborah Roberts and Kristi Teeter, and two grandchildren.
In the hearts of those who loved her, Betty will live on forever. Though she has left this world, her memory will continue to inspire and guide those she touched with her love and kindness. Betty McNeely was a true force of nature, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A viewing and visitation will be held on May 9th at 12:00 PM at Moles Farewell Tributes – Bayview Chapel, followed by a short funeral service and procession to Bayview Cemetery for graveside committal. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of life at Moles Farewell Tributes – Bayview Chapel immediately following.