Bettye M. Sumrall

Published 4:06 pm Monday, April 29, 2024

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Nov. 3, 1943 – April 27, 2024

WOODVILLE – Bettye M. Sumrall, of Woodville, MS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Field Health Systems, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Natchez, MS. to Grady and Irene McCurley. She worked for many years at the Commercial Bank in Woodville which later became UMB.

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She ended her career at UMB as a Branch Manager. She was a member of the Woodville Methodist Church, the LeMardi Club, and the Red Hat Lunch Club.

Bettye is survived by her husband of 55 years, William D. “DD” Sumrall Jr.; son, Dr. William David Sumrall III and wife, Meg; daughter, Rebecca Delatte, and husband, Donnie; five grandchildren, William, Hutson, and Sarah Sumrall, Caroline, and Cole Delatte; sister, Gloria Hebert; and niece, Jennifer Hebert and nephews, James, Bud and Bob Herrington.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Grady McCurley and Irene Murray McCurley; two sisters, Patsy McCurley and Abbie Herrington, and niece, Patti Curry.

Bebbye, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and many family members, was at her best when with family. Bebbye hosted large family gatherings for every holiday which were always joyous occasions filled with love, laughter, and plenty of food. She was an excellent cook and well known for her cornbread dressing, potato casserole, strawberry cake, and lemon ice box pie. While food was plentiful, Bebbye made the events about the family and her definition of family extended well beyond

blood relatives. Her spirit will live on in the family gatherings and the love she built to keep her family together. Bebbye was loved by many and will be missed dearly by her family and our community.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Woodville Methodist Church, from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at noon, officiated by Rev. Daniel Jackson. Graveside services will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow at Woodville Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Pallbearers are James Herrington, Bud Herrington, Bob Herrington, William Sumrall, Hutson Sumrall, Cole Delatte, Donnie Delatte, and Wes Barbay.

The family thanks the dedicated staff at Ochsner Health and Field Health Systems as well as Dr. Kumar, Dr. Jay Brooks, Dr. Tim Lindsey, and Dr. Jacob Estes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested at Wilkinson County Christian Academy or the Woodville Methodist Church.