Bettye J Laws

August 31, 1942 - November 07, 2012

Bettye J Laws

August 31, 1942 - November 07, 2012


The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away.

Viewing for Mrs. Laws is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Dyer Chapel. 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Services are scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 am at Dyer Memorial Chapel.

Interment Memory Gardens
McAlester, Oklahoma.

Rev. Faye Martinez, Officiating
Pastor Damascus Fellowship Church

“A Time To Be Born”

A cute little girl was born on August 31, 1942, in Rogers County, OK. to Ocie and Bernice Carter, they named her Bettye. She was the fourth child and first daughter born into the Carter family. Betttye grew up for a short time in Rogers County before her family relocated to Tulsa. She received her early education from Tulsa Public Schools, and she graduated from East Central High School with the class of 1960.

“A Time To Plant”

After High school, Bettye, moved to Detroit, MI. where she attended Wayne State University. It was a year later after moving back to Tulsa when she met and married Mr. Vernell Laws. Bettye was a lifelong learner, she continued her education at Tulsa Junior College in the field of Business Administration.

“A Time To Weep”

On March 7, 1976. the Laws family welcomed their daughter Shelley into the world. In 1980, after a short life with his family Vernell Laws passed away. As a single parent, raising Shelley became her main priority. She gave all of herself to her daughter, instilling morals and values in her life. Bettye was a person with a great work ehtic. she was employed over the years with Tulsa Public Schools, Williams Companies, Williams Pipeline, and working as as an Human Resources Specialist II with Tulsa Community College from 1994 until her passing.

“A Time To Dance”

Bettye had a quick wit, and would not hesitate to tell it like it was. She was quick to tell you when you had interrupted her football games “what do you want” she would ask, “don’t you know the game is on”? Bettye got great enjoyment from spending time with her family and supporting the alumni of East Central High School.

“A Time To Embrace”

Bettye departed this life on November 7, 2012 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents Ocie and Bernice Carter, husband Vernell Laws, siblings Robert H. Shepherd; and Patricia E. Colbert.

“A Time For Peace”

Bettye leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Shelley Grimes, son in-law Jesse Grimes, Jr., grand daughter Jessica Grimes, Broken Arrow, OK.; sister Vernetta B. Colbert, Tulsa, OK.; three brothers Sammie (Bettie) Carter, Stockton, CA.; Brother in-law Earnest Colbert, Jr.. all of California. Special niece LaJuana Anthony, Eastpointe, MI.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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9 responses to Bettye J Laws

  1. Shelley I’M Sorry To Hear Of Your Moms Passing. May You Find Comfort In Knowing That God Will See You Through. My Prayers Will Be With You And Your Family. Bridgette Hayes

  2. Please Accept My Condolences. Bettye Is A Wonderful Person.

  3. Bettye And I Worked At Tcc. I Miss Her Presence And Her Candid Sense Of Humor. My Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To Her Family. May God Grant You Comfort In Your Time Of Need. Prayerfully, Jeanine Nowell

  4. Condolences To The Bettye Laws Family. Bettye And I Worked Together At Williams For Many Years. I Only Found Out About Her Death Because Her Niece Is A Classmate Of Mine (Patricia Carter). Bettye Will Be Missed. Dannie Stevenson

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