In memory of
Betty Louise Bagby
In memory of
Betty Louise Bagby
Long time Birmingham-area resident Betty Louise Bagby passed this life on June 15, 2021. She was the beloved child of and predeceased by Robert Brandt Bagby and Pearl Jameson Bagby. Surviving family include cousins Hammond Oldham, of Del Ray Beach, Florida, Virginia Duncan, Placerville, CA and Bernard Lacy of Connecticut; also chosen family of this only child: David Wheeling (partner Sharon), long-time neighbor and friend; Cecelia "Cel" Bailey (Tim), PEO Sister and devoted friend; Jo Taylor, sister of decades-long friend and traveling companion Ruth Taylor, who predeceased her; many friends from the PEO Sisterhood.; and Betty's most recent friend of the heart, her "angel caregiver", Tiwanna Jackson. A bright and eager student, Betty graduated from Phillips High School, then attended Judson College in Marion, Alabama, for two years. She had warm and happy memories of the time at Judson. After completing her education at Auburn University, she was employed with the Alabama State Department of Pensions and Security, from which she retired in about 1970. She remained active in First Baptist Church for many years, and continued to serve the community by joining the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization formed in 1869. The group's primary purpose is providing support and encouragement to women through educational opportunities. There Betty developed many warm, supportive and lasting friendships. Betty was an inquisitive, adventurous traveler. She counted many trips in the U.S. and abroad. She and friend Ruth crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, took a New England "leaf trip", made a particularly memorable trip to Russia with other Birmingham residents, watched balloons launch in Albuquerque and dolphins play in San Francisco. Soft-spoken but determined, Betty continued her travels after five successful battles with cancer. And throughout, she watched history unfold from the early 20th century to well into the 21st; from the first transatlantic telephone call to cell phones. Hers was a quiet but remarkable life. On Betty's behalf, family and caregivers express thanks to Dr. Luigi Bertoli and his staff, and to the staff of Brookwood Hospital and of Amedisys Hospice, and to Attorney Judy Shepura. A graveside service for Ms. Bagby will be held at Elmwood Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, Rev. Richard Trucks officiating. If desired, please make donations to the International P.E.O. Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
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Ridout's Valley Chapel
1800 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209
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In memory of
Betty Louise Bagby
Long time Birmingham-area resident Betty Louise Bagby passed this life on June 15, 2021. She was the beloved child of and predeceased by Robert Brandt Bagby and Pearl Jameson Bagby. Surviving family include cousins Hammond Oldham, of Del Ray Beach, Florida, Virginia Duncan, Placerville, CA and Bernard Lacy of Connecticut; also chosen family of this only child: David Wheeling (partner Sharon), long-time neighbor and friend; Cecelia "Cel" Bailey (Tim), PEO Sister and devoted friend; Jo Taylor, sister of decades-long friend and traveling companion Ruth Taylor, who predeceased her; many friends from the PEO Sisterhood.; and Betty's most recent friend of the heart, her "angel caregiver", Tiwanna Jackson. A bright and eager student, Betty graduated from Phillips High School, then attended Judson College in Marion, Alabama, for two years. She had warm and happy memories of the time at Judson. After completing her education at Auburn University, she was employed with the Alabama State Department of Pensions and Security, from which she retired in about 1970. She remained active in First Baptist Church for many years, and continued to serve the community by joining the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization formed in 1869. The group's primary purpose is providing support and encouragement to women through educational opportunities. There Betty developed many warm, supportive and lasting friendships. Betty was an inquisitive, adventurous traveler. She counted many trips in the U.S. and abroad. She and friend Ruth crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, took a New England "leaf trip", made a particularly memorable trip to Russia with other Birmingham residents, watched balloons launch in Albuquerque and dolphins play in San Francisco. Soft-spoken but determined, Betty continued her travels after five successful battles with cancer. And throughout, she watched history unfold from the early 20th century to well into the 21st; from the first transatlantic telephone call to cell phones. Hers was a quiet but remarkable life. On Betty's behalf, family and caregivers express thanks to Dr. Luigi Bertoli and his staff, and to the staff of Brookwood Hospital and of Amedisys Hospice, and to Attorney Judy Shepura. A graveside service for Ms. Bagby will be held at Elmwood Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, Rev. Richard Trucks officiating. If desired, please make donations to the International P.E.O. Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
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Services Provided By
Ridout's Valley Chapel
1800 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209
Past Services ╲╱
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