Betty Sue (Morris) Wheeler

Born: Tue., Dec. 25, 1934
Died: Wed., Jul. 24, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Smith Street Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Smith Street Baptist Church

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Mrs. Betty Sue Morris Wheeler, age 84, of Vidalia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 24, 2019. Originally from Alston, she lived in Macon and Ludowici before moving to Vidalia in 1963 where she became a lifelong native of Toombs County.   


Before marriage she worked at Warner Robins Air Force Base (AFB).  After marriage to her beloved husband, she devoted her life to being a fulltime mother to her six children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, along with being a “mom” to countless infants and children who experienced her endless love and attention.  She was a skilled seamstress and was also very talented with playing the piano.  She greatly enjoyed gospel music and was particularly fond of “The Journeymen Quartet”.   She was a member of Smith Street Baptist Church for over 50 years, actively working in the church nursey and participating in Crafters for Christ for many, many years.


Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Wheeler Sr, with her going-home date coinciding with what would have been their 65th Wedding Anniversary.  She is also preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Willie Mae Morris, three brothers, Ray, Rex (Coot), and Earnest Morris, two sisters, Wilma (Mutt) Ussery, and Austine (Stine) Downie. 

She is survived by one sister Sara Will (Nookie) Outler, three daughters Latrelle (Terry) Rogers, Faye (Ken) Mosley, Kaye Arnold, and three sons, Wayne, Buddy (Tina), and Al (Teresa) Wheeler.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Tiffany, Brittany, Ashley, Jason, Ambria, Walker, Landry, Walt, April, Rusty, Stephanie, Tyler and Miles, also 14 great grandchildren, Hannah-Kate, Jenna, Bekkah, Brynna, Gabriel Lillian, Aaron, Lexi, Karrie, Brody, Austin, Ella, Gracie, Claira, Palmer Kaye, and Davis.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Sue Morris Wheeler will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM Smith Street Baptist Church, with Rev Jeff McCormick and Rev Chester Proctor officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 until the hour of the service. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.


The family offers their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the staff of The Oaks/Bethany, Meadows Park, Windows of Hope (Claxton) and Affinis Hospice, along with special caregivers Tori Glasper and Mia Gilchrist.


The family request that remembrances be made to Smith Street Baptist Church.

Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Jesslyn Foskey
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
So very sorry she was a wonderful person and the best Mema. 🙏

Randall & Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
May the memories that you treasure be a comfort to you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula Palmer Jones
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss.

Bill and Deidre Perkins McLeod
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Bill and I send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. She was so lucky to have all of you and just know that she went to be with your Daddy to celebrate their anniversary knowing how much y'all cared for and loved her. Please know that our hearts are with you all and that we feel your loss. We are leaving town tomorrow but our thoughts and prayers will be here with you. Love to all.

Helen Payne
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. Thinking of you all, and praying for peace and comfort for you.

Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Betty was a member of the Seniors' class at MWC when I worked here. She often brought in crafts that she had made to share and coach others to make. Her girls were so devoted to caring for their mom. I know you all will miss her greatly. Just focus on your happy memories ad plan to see her again soon. God bless you all.

Wayne and Kathy Davis
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Betty was a beautiful precious lady and will be missed Our condolences go out to the families

Mark & Bobbie Humphrey
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Greg and Mary James
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Wheeler’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Harrison and Judy Carter Rushing
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and Prayers with you all.

   Posted Thu July 25, 2019

Mary Ann Gray
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
I dearly loved seeing Ms Betty at Crafters for Christ. She always had a huge smile and a very loving heart. She was so compassionate doing crafts for Hospice patients. I was blessed to have shared many years with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her families and friends.

Roger and Chris Sheffield
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Al, and family! So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort.

Tina Knight Manning Jones
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Prayers for the family.🙏🙏

Bobby and Nancy Williamson
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Prayers for you all during this difficult times

Dianne S. Mixon
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019

   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Be assured of our prayers that Holy Spirit will not only allow you to know but also feel our Heavenly Father’s Everlasting Arms upholding you!

   Posted Sat July 27, 2019
I was so saddened to learn of sweet Mrs. Betty's passing, she was such an inspiration to me, and it was an honor to serve her. I so enjoyed our talks. She truly exemplified Christ each day and her smile was radiant. I sure loved her and will miss her. I will be lifting each of you up in prayer through each day. Love and prayers.

Donna Ann Darley
   Posted Sat July 27, 2019
Dearest Family,
My prayers are with you all today as you lay your precious Mama to rest. She was a beautiful Christian soul and raised such a wonderful, loving, caring family. She lives on through each of you. God bless.

Donna Ann Darley

Debbie Lovelace Clifton
   Posted Sat July 27, 2019
My prayers and thoughts, and love are with tje family of Betty Wheeler. She was such a sweet, caring, and wonderful Christian lady. I loved her and know she'll be missed. I know she's loving Heaven.

Colette Driggers Higgins
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Latrelle, Kate, Faye, Al, Buddy and Wayne, I am so sorry for the loss of your mama. I have fond memories of her, your dad and all of you growing up. Y'all are in my prayers

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