Betty Sue Webster, 71, departed this life on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Betty Sue Webster, 71, departed this life on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa. Betty Sue Webster was born Feb. 26, 1942 to the late Lillie Mae and Cleon Webster in Sontag, Miss. She was the second oldest of four children and the second of three girls. Betty Sue grew up in Mount Pleasant, Miss. and attended Alexander High School. She ventured out on her own and moved to New Orleans, La., and later relocated to Helena to be near her mother. Betty Sue confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. She dedicated her life to Christ in 1994 where she was baptized at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Helena. She was employed at Helena Chemical, where she showed dedication and faithfulness for 24 years until her health began to decline. She later moved to Philadelphia to be near her children in 2002. Her ready smile brought cheer and brightness to those with whom she came in contact. She enjoyed going to yard sales, touring the city and eating at the different ethnic restaurants. She enjoyed attending the various services at Christian Stronghold Baptist Church where she continued to grow in Christ. Betty Sue was a member of the LIFE Program for 10 years, where she socialized and had fun with many of her friends. She enjoyed playing po-kee-no, bingo and loved watching western movies. Her favorite colors were pink and purple. “Peace in the Valley” was her favorite song. She showed her love and touched the lives of many through her great cooking, encouraging words and whatever helping hand she could offer to those in need. Her parents, Lillie Mae and Cleon Webster, her oldest sister, Virginia Webster and younger brother, Samuel Webster, preceded Betty Sue in death. She leaves to cherish her loving memories her youngest sister, Katherine (Raymond) Collins Hart of Russellville, Ky.; eight children, Pamela Webster of Detroit, Mich.; Thomas Webster and Norris Anderson of Helena; Amelia Anderson of Jonesboro, Linda (Elton) Turner-Hyland of Philadelphia, Darnell (LaCandis) Webster of Walls, Miss.; Darrell Webster of Robinsonville, Miss., Jennifer Webster of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren, Marcus, Darnell, Thomas Jr., Kanesha, Deondre, Shareda, Adrian, Nora, Latonia, Tiffany, Shaloni, Murvin, , Deshalon, Samya, Dariah, Donterius, Jay, Lakesha, Kimberly; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who she adored. Funeral services for Betty Sue Webster will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at New Hope M.B. Church. Elder James Hicks will officiate the service. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at: www.