Betty Jean Davis Rodgers was born July 11, 1943, in Clow, Ark., Hempstead County, to the late Fred Rodgers, Sr., and Maggie Nunally Rodgers.
She attended Clow Training School in Clow, Ark. She accepted Christ at age 12 with Anderson Chapter Baptist Church in Clow, and later Free Christian Zion Church of Christ, Nashville, Ark., of which she remained a member.
She moved to North Little Rock, Ark., where she departed this life on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. at the Premier at the Spring Nursing Home in North Little Rock, Ark. She was cremated and there was no funeral.
She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Smith; eight brothers, Ivory Nunally, L.C. Nunally, Plevin Rodgers, Fred Rodgers, Jr., Johnny Rodgers, Johnny D. Rodgers, Kelsey Rodgers, Robert L. Rodgers; three sisters, Vergle Vines, Bertha Hendrix and Ruthy (Polly) Green.
She leaves to cherish her presence: a daughter, Sharon McBride (Smith) of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Carl (Betty) Wright, known as Punkin/Too Tall of Texarkana, Ark.; two grandchildren, Montrel Wright and Reggie Wright, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Susie Conley of North Little Rock, Ark., and Nellie White of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Emma Jean Rodgers of North Little Rock; a niece, Cynthia Williams of North Little Rock; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special friends Rev. Willie Benson, and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Drake.