Betty Carolyn Deal, 74, of Crossett, passed away on September 6, 2018, at the Crossett Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on February 26, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Carl Clinton and Lois Mae Mercer.
Betty was a 1962 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She worked for as a Realtor in the Crossett area for more than 35 years, many of which were spent as a valued member of the Rawls Campbell Agency team. She loved her town, her career, and was a very hard worker. She rarely met a stranger and enjoyed helping people find and purchase their new homes.
Betty also enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School at church, gardening, reading, yard sale hopping, and she cherished the time spent with her family at their camp on Lake Chicot. She and her late husband, James, loved to fish and relax on the lake and often referred to the lake as their sanctuary.
Betty was a kind-hearted Christian woman who loved people and they loved her, but her favorites were her grandchildren whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Deal; one son, Jason Deal; and one daughter, Dana Deal Ridener.
She is survived by one daughter, Angie Deal Meadows of Crossett; three grandsons, Brandon Wise and wife, Alyssia, of Crossett, Nick Meadows and wife, Kayla, of Bentonville, and Golden Meadows of Crossett; one granddaughter, Justine Ridener Reeves and husband, Zach, of Cabot; one brother, Gerald Mercer and wife, Myra, of Dermott; along with several great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Interment will be at Hamburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and the UAMS Myeloma Institute.