October 25, 1944 - November 14, 2020
The Obituary “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 A Time to be Born Betty Lee Noble Baggett was born on October 25, 1944, in Waterproof, Louisiana. She was the second child born to the late Nancy Brown-Mallory and one of five children born to the late Morris Noble. A Time to Plant Betty confessed Christ as her savior at age 12 and was baptized in the Mississippi River. She united with and was an active member of the Silo Baptist Church where her grandfather was pastor. She relocated to Inkster, Michigan, and united with the Amity Baptist Church where she served on the Nurse’s Guild. Most recently, in 2017, she joined New Hope Church in Wayne, Michigan. Betty loved her Pastor Dr. Virgil Humes and affectionately referred to him as a son. She was also a member of the Electa Chapter #16 and Morning Star Grand Chapter of the Eastern Stars. A Time to Build Betty received her education through the Tensas Parish School System. After relocating to Michigan she attended Westwood School District. She graduated from Robichaud High School. She attended Wayne County Community College and Ross Medical Education Center. Betty retired after working for the U of M Hospital, Wayne County Hospital, Westland Medical Center, and Oakwood Hospital. After retirement, Betty devoted her time to spoiling her grandchildren and becoming Nana’s daycare director for her family. She had a love for children, which exemplify her journey and lead her to work in the Foster Grandparent Program. Betty’s special joy was keeping her nieces and nephews on weekends, hosting the 4th of July (her husband’s favorite holiday), attending the Green Family Reunion, and the United Conference for Women. She had a heart of gold and was known for making people feel special and enjoyed giving gifts to others. She will be remembered for her unconquerable spirit, generous heart, humble demeanor, and love for everyone who knew her. Betty undoubtedly touched many lives and a number of nurses who cared for her became a part of her extended family. A Time to Embrace On August 17, 1963, she was united in holy matrimony to James C. Baggett. During 41 years of marriage they were blessed with precious daughters; Tonya, Jewelle, Valerie, and Erika - a baby girl shared with her. The Lord also blessed her to share her sister-in-love sons, Stanley and William. A Time to Laugh; And a Time to Dance Betty’s favorite music artist was Charlie Wilson. One of her favorite songs was one of which she sang often in the last days of her life: Jesus is on the Mainline, Call Him up and tell Him what you want. Betty’s innate kindness and compassionate heart drew many of her children’s friends to call her mom. Betty was loved by many and answered to countless affectionate names such as Bettylee, Betty Boop, Nana, and Grandma Betty. One of Betty’s passions was cooking. She would cook anytime for anyone! A Time to Die Betty’s sudden death, due to complications with dialysis, was on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the Lord made good on his promises written in John 14:2-3: “I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” He also promised her 2 Corinthians 5:1 “if [Betty] earthly tent [she] lived in is destroyed [she] have a building from God an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands...To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We celebrate her life rather than mourning her transition. We recognize when the letter “U” is taken out of mourning it becomes morning...The word tells us that “weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5) Betty’s memory will be cherished by daughters who love her dearly and will continue her legacy: Tonya Baggett, Jewelle Baggett, and Valerie Baggett of Inkster, Michigan, and Erika Neal of Atlanta, Georgia. Devoted sons: Stanley Galbreth (Lisa) of Westland, Michigan and William “Tor” Galbreth (Amanda) of Southfield, Michigan. Grandchildren: Oscar Rice III of Inkster, Michigan, Keyneca Jackson, DaJaniere Rice, and Gyona Rice of Taylor, Michigan, and Jalen White of Atlanta, Georgia. Siblings: Barbara Jackson of Inkster, Michigan, Esther Ann Brown of Westland, Michigan, Janice March of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Janice J. Noble of Inglewood, California, Morris Nobel III (Pamela) of Buena Park, California, Melba T. Noble of Los Angeles, California, Mary Lee Noble of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Kathleen Hermison and Clyde “Buddy” Mallory (both preceded her in death). Odessa Huddleston of Canton, Michigan, Deborah McCaskill of Detroit, Michigan, Clarence David Baggett (Sharon) of Hamtramck, Michigan, Althea Brown of Wayne, Michigan. Brother-in-law Stan Galbreth (Georgette) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Loving aunty Ellen Kelly affectionately called DIVA of St. Louis, Missouri. A precious cousin (who's like a sister) Sandra Rich (Bubba) of Romulus, Michigan. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the New Hope Church Family.
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