Funeral services for Betty Vaughan Burris, 87, of Bridgeport, will be Tuesday, January 4, 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial to follow at Eastside Cemetery. Family visitation will be Monday, 6 – 8 PM at Hudson Torres Family Funeral Home. Betty passed away December 29, 2021, in Decatur.
Betty was born December 24, 1934 in Tulia, TX, to William Samson Vaughan and Thelma Florence Drake Vaughan. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Happy Texas when growing up. Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 12 and in 1946 was baptized at Ceta Canyon.
She married George Rex Burris on February 19, 1955 and from this union, she had three children. Betty started working at REA in Tulia, Texas in 1955. She was also a legal secretary and was a bookkeeper. Betty owned her own business doing income taxes and she owned and operated Bullies Corral Cafe. She was a bookkeeper for 2 barber shops, owned, operated, and did books for Burris Dairy, worked at First National Bank of Bridgeport for 20 years and was the owner of Country Place Mini Storage.
Betty belonged to The Order of Rainbow Girls and played basketball while in high school in Happy, Texas. She was also a cheerleader. After moving to Bridgeport, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Chapter, the Civic Club, Bridgeport Garden Club, and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughters, Debbie Lyvon Burris Dick & husband Doug, Sheri Marie Burris Hughes & husband Leslie; son, William Rex Burris & wife Monette; grandsons, Cody Burris, Colton Burris, TJ Burris, Tylor Braden, Blair Braden, Evan Hughes, and Keaton Hughes; 12 great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Geraldine Crawford.
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