Betty Jean Chester Kerrigan

Born on November 17, 1944

Departed on December 18, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Betty Jean Chester Kerrigan – Age 75, passed away December 18, 2020 in Nashville, TN.


Mrs. Kerrigan is preceded in death by her loving husband, Leo Kerrigan; parents, Clifton Ellis Chester, Sr. & Jessie McCutchen Chester; siblings, Cliff Jr., J.W., Charles, Lois, and Barbara.

She is survived by her brother, Joseph Chester and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mrs. Kerrigan was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was actively a dedicated member of Charlotte Heights Church of Christ.

A Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens with Bro. Josh Barnett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital;

Caring for Chain’s Orphans, P.O. Box 210003 Nashville, TN 37221 or the charity of your choice.

6 Comments to Betty Jean Chester Kerrigan

  1. Sherri Johnson says:

    To the Chester and Kerrigan families. I’m so sorry for you loss. Betty was a great woman and Leo well he was just Leo. We lived across the street from them until I sold and moved. The kids in the hood knew better then to mess with Leo or his yard. We as kids waited waited for snow so we could sled down Alamo however Leo had other plans. He would shovel the snow off his driveway and on out into the road which if you have never sledded before thats not a good thing. We would hit his shoveled stop and stop just as we was going on the road. He would put rock salt.out so he could he in car in and out. When Leo passed away I felt my duty to mow his yard one last time the Leo way. I think Betty appreciated that more than flower I would have got her. I hope Leo was as proud of his yard after I mowed it as I was. The one last thing I could do for him. I also kept a eye out on Betty to make sure she was okay. Especially if there was bad weather. Love to the family for one of the younger hood rats

  2. Lauren Weimar says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the Chester and Kerrigan families. Not only was Betty my mom’s high school best friend but she treated me as one of her own and we were so close for most of my life that I always called her “Aunt Betty”. I have her to thank and will always be indebted to her for referring me to Check Printers, where I worked nearly 20 years in Jacksonville. Worst part is I haven’t been in contact with Betty over the last couple of years and I will surely always regret it. Such a sweet and beautiful soul she always was and I will miss her forever.

  3. Frances Batts says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Betty. We worked together at Check Printers for many years and have many happy memories. My condolences to the family.

  4. June and Morris Hannah says:

    For Betty’s family: We became acquainted with Betty and Leo at Old Charlotte Rd. Church of Christ. They could make the most delicious fudge candy, generously gifting some to all.
    We share your grief and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recall many cherished memories.
    Blessings, Morris and June

  5. Denice Heatherly says:

    My condolences to Betty’s family. Betty was a fantastic neighbor. I always enjoyed our conversations over the fence. She was a wealth of support and understanding when I was caring for my Mom at the end of her life. I will miss her very much.

  6. Laverne Oldham says:

    Sending prayers for Betty’s family. I worked with Betty years ago at Check Printers, sorry for your loss.

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