Betty Jean Upton

Published 10:02 am Thursday, May 11, 2017

Betty Jean Upton of Vicksburg passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson.  She was 74.

She was the daughter of W.O. and Willie Merle Meadows.  She was a homemaker and worked for several years for Private Home Care. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Carl Marshall Upton Sr.; three sisters, Louise Langford, Beatrice Pitts and Elaine Neely; two brothers, Buddy Meadows and Willard Meadows Jr.

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Survivors include three sons, Carl Marshall Upton Jr. (Pat) of Vicksburg, Charles Jeffrey Upton (Sonya) of Natchez and Craig William Upton (Debra) of Clinton; six grandchildren, Carl Marshall Upton III (April), Caleb Joshua Upton, Cameron Robert Upton, Caitlyn Celeste Upton, Casey William Upton and Codey Warren Upton; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilson Meadows and Charlie Meadows.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating.

Burial will follow at Bay Springs City Cemetery in Bay Springs.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to7 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Pallbearers will be Carl Upton III, Caleb Upton, Cameron Upton, Casey Upton, Codey Upton, Bobby Davis, Wayne Divine and Bradley Henderson.

Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.