Betty Jane Cordell, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the age of 83. Mrs. Cordell was a dedicated employee at Bibb for 20 years before working for the Newton County School System where she retired. An all-around great woman, she loved taking care of her family and spending time with them. Mrs. Cordell enjoyed keeping a clean house, doing word search puzzles and watching the Steve Harvey Show.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Cordell; son, Ricky Lynn Phelps; grandchildren, Bryan Stevenson, Nicholas Greer, Jeffrey Phelps; parents, Aubery and Cora Lee Fincher; last of the 11 children.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and son-in-law, Beverly Clark, Vickie and James Stevenson; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Julie Phelps, Mark Phelps; step-daughter, Jeri Cordell; step-son, Jimmy Cordell; grandchildren and their spouses, Kellie and Stephen Hyers, Brooks Clark, Brett and Lisa Clark, Tamra Clark, Heath and Melissa Jackson, Crystal and Tommy Surles, Sammy and Hiliary Conn, Cheralyn and Travis Worn; 19 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Cordell will be held Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Tate Sutton officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home, one hour prior to her service, from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
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