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Betty Mizelle Peele

d. February 1, 2023

   Betty Mizelle Peele, 88, of 20450 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX, died Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

   Mrs. Peele a native of Bertie County, the daughter of Ballie Durham and Callie Davenport Mizelle. She graduated from Colerain High School in 1953. After graduation she attended secretarial school in Norfolk, Virginia and began a long career of public and private sector positions. After marriage in 1955, the military service duties of her husband carried Betty to assignments across the United States and Asia. Indeed both of her children were born in Okinawa. After her retirement from West Point Pepperell she busied herself with volunteer activities and grandmother duties. She moved to San Antonio in 2017 to be near her family and enjoyed an active retirement community lifestyle until her health began to fail.

   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Merritt; three brothers, B.D., Marvin, and Elwood; daughter Lydia, and granddaughter Brynn.

   Betty was a loving wife, mother, and Nana. She is survived by her son, Dr. Mark Edward Peele (JoAnne) of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren, Merritt Edward Peele (Kimberly) of Houston, TX, Sara Elizabeth Peele Westwood (Mark) of Palo Alto, CA, Victoria Leigh Barber of Colorado Springs, CO, and a great grandchild Laurel Jane Ashworth-Peele.

   A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at11:00 a.m. in Colerain Baptist Church. A private inurnment at Hillcrest Cemetery is planned.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colerain Baptist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Colerain, NC 27924.

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