Betty Lou Ainsworth, 85, of Taylorsville, Mississippi, died Friday August 23, 2019, in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Thursday, December 28, 1933, in Magee, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Burial will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Sidney Davis and Bro. Gary Robertson will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mark 9:35

Jesus said to the twelve: “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

Our family can quote the above Bible verse with joy in our hearts. We know our precious Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Aunt is standing before the Throne of God and He’s placing her first.

Throughout her life, she always thought of herself last, putting other people’s needs before her own. She was a servant who served without complaints or questions.

She loved her family profoundly and we will always remember the sacrifices she made for us.

We love you Mama.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years James Ainsworth Jr.; father, D.C Puckett; mother, Betty Mae Puckett; sons, David Ainsworth, and Larry Ainsworth.

Survivors include her daughters, Teresa Quinn (Wesley), Patsy Ford (Michael), and Brenda Booth (Todd); grandchildren, Amber Dobbs (James), Megan Boleware (Jace), Cain Ford (Ashley), Adam Quinn, Kye Quinn (Lindsey), Anna Tolbert (Chad), Nichole Ainsworth, Shelly Booth, and Christy Walters (Mark); 16-great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Little, Lyndell Herrington, and Ferda Maddox; brother, Billy Puckett (Tina).

Pallbearers will be Ricky Maddox, Anthony Maddox, Lenny Chisolm, Allen Little, Bucky Ainsworth, and Wade Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cain Ford, Adam Quinn, Kye Quinn, Jace Boleware and Chad Tolbert.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com

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