809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Betty Joyce Cockrell
March 9, 1931 - December 25, 2021

Betty Joyce Cockrell

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Betty Joyce Cockrell
3/9/31 - 12/25.2021
Betty was born in Falls County to parents Mr. and Mrs. Ira Howze. She was raised in Lott, Texas and attended school at Lott ISD. She was a member of Marlin Baptist Church. After graduation Betty went to work in Dallas at Lockheed Martin. She later moved back to Waco with her family. She worked as office manager and medical assistant for Dr. Jaworski in Waco for many years. After Dr. Jaworski retired, she went to work for First Baptist Church in Waco as the head Chef and caterer. She caterer many events and was well-known and sought after for wedding catering. She catered many large events such as Baylor sports team events with the church. She was named in the book Who's Who of Women in Texas. After retiring from First Baptist Church. She continued to pursue her catering and cooking skills by opening her own restaurant in Mart, Texas. She did that for several years until retirement. During the time at First Baptist Church she also obtained a Business degree. Betty is survived by four of her five children. Deborah Tindle and husband Robert, Alan Cockrell, Karissa Thompson, and Phillip Cockrell. She raised her granddaughter Robin Bowman and considered her a daughter. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. At the time of death, Betty was widowed. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister and one son, LaRoc Cockrell. Betty will be missed by her family. She loved to laugh and enjoyed her time at Ridgecrest Retirement Center. She had many friends at Ridgecrest


  1. Vicki Locknane
    My prayers and thoughts for the family. Aunt Betty you will be missed. May you rest in peace and give my mother a hug for me❤️
  2. Debi Tindle
    I miss my Mother every day. Her last year was very hard physically but she always had a smile and a giggle for me...and ORDERS ! haha
    She was one in a million. I know that she is in heaven pain free and so happy to be with her loved ones. It will take me a while to get used to not seeing her every few days. I still want to turn on the road to the rest home when I leave the house to do errands. Love you Mama, Miss you ! We will have a lovely graveside service in her birthday month, March.
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