Bettie Elaine Walker

Born in Nashville, TN on June 10, 1944

Departed on May 21, 2006 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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SUMNER
WALKER, Bettie Elaine., age 61, of Hendersonville. May 21, 2006. She went to be with the Lord along with her husband Billy Walker. She is survived by her daughter Kelly Brooks, grandson Joshua Brooks, sister Jo Hankins C.J., brothers Jesse Crook Laura and Lewis Crook, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2pm til 4pm and 6pm til 8pm, Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:30pm, Friday, May 26, at Cornerstone Church in Madison, TN with Pastor Maury Davis officiating. Pallbearers: Ed Gregory, Peter Leggett, Bob Butler, Bob Dorsey, Keith Walker and Jim Maxwell. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made in the name of Joshua Brooks to the Bank of America, West Main Branch in Hendersonville for his medical expenses.
HENDERSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS & FUNERAL HOME 353 JOHNNY CASH PARKWAY; HENDERSONVILLE, TN. 37075 615 824-3855 www.harpethhills.com

21 Comments to Bettie Elaine Walker

  1. Ed,Fran & Brian Anderson
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    We send our condolences to the family of Bettie. We are glad we got to meet Bettie, and always enjoyed the e-mails we received from her.

  2. Terry Spurlin
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    I didn’t know Billy and Betty personally but anytime I would e-mail Betty she was always faithful to e-mail me back. She was so much a part of the country music world with her tireless efforts to keep the older stars in the forefront. There are no words to say how much these two wonderful people will be missed. We will always love you Billy and Bettie.

  3. Bill McMillian
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Bettie in person but I have talked with her several times on the phone in March and April, she was a great lady.
    I still have 3 emails that I have from her that I have saved in my files. she was a very helpful person. I will miss talking to her on the phone.
    To her family I pray that God will be with all of you and richly bless all of you.

  4. Troy Leong {a country music fan}
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    I’d like to say that Billy Walker and Bettie Walker will be surely missed. Billy a huge country music and Grand Ole Opry legend brought many memorable music moments to all us fans. Bettie Elaine Walker I hear was a huge contributor to Country Musics Golden Voice Awards which remember our legends. I know the Lord is welcoming Billy & Bettie into his arms and his home in the sky.

    Sincerely,
    Troy Leong
    aka The Traditionalist

  5. Charles, Betty and John Scherrer
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    You all have our deepest sympathy and in our thoughts and prayers.
    This is a great loss for all of us

  6. Walter Durst
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    Mrs. Walker knew the Lord, and we can have comfort that she and her husband are in the presence of Jesus now and forever. She and her husband will be missed for now, but we will join them one day. As a songwriter, I know that there are words that can be expressed through music in this time of grief, but let us just remember that they loved each other and God. Peace be unto you.

  7. MARTIN ROBBINS
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND THIS, NEVER WILL. BILLY ALWAYS TOOK THE CHANCE TO TELL HIS FANS HIS LOVE OF THE LORD, THAT IS WHAT I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER ABOUT HIM…

  8. Rachel
    May 23, 2006 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss and May you find comfort in the memories that Bettie has left for family and friends. Tonight was the country awards and I was so please to hear Vince Gill give a soft sweet tribute to you both and band members. .. the angels are shouting as they have been joined by Billy, Bettie, Charles and Daniel. Can you hear them? God Bless you

  9. Dugg Collins
    May 24, 2006 12:00 am

    Long before I met Billy Walker in 1970 he was very much part of my daily radio show. Billy was a fine Christian man who did worlds of great work including Starkey here in Wichita, Kansas. He was here each year for the golf tournament. I know my next visit backstage at the Opry will not be the same without his smiling face. For the rest of my radio life, Billy will always be with me.
    Dugg Collins
    KFDI AM
    CLASSIC COUNTRY AM 1070
    WICHITA, KANSAS

  10. Marlene
    May 24, 2006 12:00 am

    What a "lovely" lady..I visited with you and hubby Billy when you played in Harris, Mi..I am saddened by the losses..Goodbye for now..Rest in peace Bettie & Billy

  11. RONNIE WATFORD
    May 24, 2006 12:00 am

    May GOD BLESS BETTIE WALKER’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW IN THIER LIVES. TO BETTIE, THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK IN KEEPING OUR TRUE TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC ALIVE. May GOD BLESS YOU AND May YOU REST IN PEACE.

  12. Rick Alleman
    May 24, 2006 12:00 am

    I got to meet Bettie I think back in 1998 in York,PA along with Billy. He was singing on the small stage at the York Fair. I bought a tape and I remember she was such a nice person!! She along with Billy will be missed very much. I am sure they will get their just reward in Heaven. We have to wonder why things happen in life but I guess the Lord had plans for them. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time.

  13. Aubrey Sockabasin
    May 25, 2006 12:00 am

    To the walker family, our prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of meeting Billy & Betty during my visit to Nashville with Charles Lilly. They made my visit to Nashville a very memorable one and they will be greatly missed. He gave me his autographed picture and one of his CD’s that I will treasure always. Aubrey Sockabasin & family

  14. Marge Tracy
    May 25, 2006 12:00 am

    Kelly and family:
    I want to extend the sympathy of our family for the loss of your mother, Bettie. She was a wonderful lady. She will long be remembered by her many friends and family. Bettie and Billy talked about you and Joshua all the time. They were extrememely proud of Joshua. We will all keep you, Joshua, and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    The family of the late Glenn G. Tracy, Sr.:
    Marge Tracy; John, Vicki & Shane Tracy;Glenn, Rachel, Alicia, Julie & Kim; George, Sue, Josh & Jay; Deb,Tom, John T & Julie Ingle; Mary & Leo Milner.

  15. Rockin' Ronnie Romance
    May 25, 2006 12:00 am

    Bettie was a true friend and a beautiful Lady. I knew her through my association with her husband, Billy.
    Her presence will be missed by all who had the honor to call her FRIEND.
    Rockin’ Ronnie Romance

  16. Laura McMillian
    May 26, 2006 12:00 am

    We are very sorry to hear of the departing of the Country Legend and his wife Betty. May God comfort their family. Sincerely Richard and Laura McMillian

  17. Evelyn
    May 28, 2006 12:00 am

    THERE ARE SO MANY TENDER MINISTRIES OF

    THE LORD TO OUR LIVES, BUT IT IS IN

    THE TIME OF LOSS THAT WE DISCOVER

    THE DEEPEST MEANING OF HIS TENDERNESS

    -Roy Lessin

    May you sense His tender words being spoken to your heart,

    “I AM YOUR GOD AND I WILL BE YOUR COMFORT”

    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” II Corinthians 1:3 KJV

    With Sincere Sympathy,

  18. Evelyn Hoff
    June 16, 2006 12:00 am

    Bettie, you and Billy were special people not only to me,but to many. I remember so many times when I would come to Billys’ shows, and helping to unload c.d.’s, pictures, instruments, and items needed,and just chatting away. The times I talked to Billy and you not only trying to get shows booked up here in northern Oh. ,but just about everyday life. I will trasure these times forever, talking on the phone the last time before you left for Al.You and Billy always had time for everybody.I pray for the families,and all of us who knew you both. I feel like I lost a big part of my family, as you knew Billy and I went back almost 50 years. I miss you both SO MUCH,but know I will see both again someday, Bye for now, loved you both, Evelyn

  19. John DeFranco
    June 21, 2006 12:00 am

    We are very sorry to hear of the departing of the Country Legend and his wife Bettie. May God comfort their family.

  20. Charles Mcdermaid
    July 5, 2006 12:00 am

    I am sorry to hear of Mr and Mrs Walker’s passing away.I was shocked when I read the news almost a month later. I am very sad that we have lost a great singer and performer. There is not much I can say except from what I heard that he was a very kind and religious person and now he is with the lord.I also would like to send my thoughts to the rest of the people also in the accident May god be with them
    Charles McDermaid
    Oakville,Ontario
    Canada