On Friday November 17th, 2023, Betty Stacy our Mom, "Granny", Grandma, Great Grandma, was taken home to heaven to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior and rejoined with Dad. She will be sorely missed by all, but those of us that know Jesus as our Lord and Savior know we will see her again. She put 93 years into this life and just plumb wore out.
Betty Lou Stacy was born August 18, 1930, to Louis Fielding Nelson and Alpha Belle Royal Nelson in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She lived in Oklahoma, California, and New Mexico with her family and had siblings born along the way, Bill, Don, and Kay.
Betty graduated from Roswell High School 1948 where she met and married her high school sweetheart Allen Junior Stacy. They lived in Roswell all their married lives until death separated them when Jesus called Dad home 1999.
Mom was active at First Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and nursery worker pouring her love into the children. She loved Jesus and tried to teach her children to love Jesus and receive him as their savior. She enjoyed telling others about Jesus and the hope she had in Him.
Betty was involved with her mother in Eastern Star and the Social Order of Beauceant rising to the title of past President and Most Worthy Matron.
Betty was co-owner with her husband of Nu-Mex Sand and Gravel and when the closing of the base sent it spiraling, she reinvented herself and became a travel agent traveling to several cities and countries. She was employed by Paul Zink's Travel and Hello World as a travel agent for many years. Later, after the death of Dad, she gave her love to the babies at the nursery at Bethel Baptist Church where she retired.
Mom is preceded in death by her husband Allen Stacy, and son Royal Stacy (Mac), her parents Louis and Alpha Nelson and by her brother Donald Joe Nelson, Sister's in law Joyce Stacy Francis, Drusilla Stacy Luck and her husband Jerry Luck, Laura Nelson sister-in-law, her husband's parents Frank and Jessie Stacy Son-in-law Ernie Jackson and two grandsons Clinton and Jimbo and one great grandson Eric.
Betty is survived by her sister Kay Schnucker and brother Bill Nelson who she affectionately called my little baldheaded brother, her sister-in-law Dottie Nelson, daughters Mary Stacy Erard and husband John, and Jane Jackson and sons Louis Stacy, and John Stacy and granddaughters Julie, Angel, Heather, Shannon and Lacosta and grandsons Mac Allen, Jack, Carson, Ian, Peter, Patrick and great grandsons Ricky, and Devon and great granddaughters Nicole, Ashley, Hannah, and Abigail and numerous nieces and nephews.