Betty Jean Nabors Tate was born on February 7, 1964, to her parents, Virgil and Dora Nabors in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Betty was the youngest girl in a family of six girls and two boys. The family lived in Kingston, Oklahoma where Betty attended both elementary and high school. She graduated from high school in 1982.
In 1985, Betty moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma with her sister, Linda. While living in Shawnee, Betty met Billy Don Tate and they married on December 19, 1987. Betty and Bill had one son, Dustin.
Betty worked with various companies and organizations in Shawnee, including Sunshine Industries and South Central Community Service until 2018.
In 2018, Betty was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and it later spread within her body. She fought and battled for her life for 5 years, showing the strong, brave person she was to all her family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Dora Nabors and two brothers, Virgil Ray and Vinson Don. Her husband, Bill, also preceded her in death in 2013.
She is survived by her son, Dustin of Duncan, OK and her remaining siblings: Sharon of Madill, OK; Dora Mae of Madill, OK; Donna of Mannsville, OK; Brenda of Acworth, GA; and Linda of Shawnee, OK.
We, her remaining sisters, will miss our baby sister and will always consider her our “sweet” Betty.
A memorial ceremony for Betty will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm at The Salvation Army Church.