Betty Davis Bufkin, age 82, died peacefully in her sleep on October 9, 2021 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS.
Mrs. Bufkin was born on March 22, 1939 to Theodore Wilson Davis and Jennie Mae Brown Davis in the Carmack community of Attala County. She graduated with honors from Vaiden Hugh School in 1957. Mrs. Bufkin retired from a successful banking career in Spring 2001 to care for her husband, Willie Joe "Billy" Bufkin, due to his failing health. Betty was happily married to Billy Bufkin who was her high school sweetheart and partner in life for over 55 years at the time of his death in December 2012.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Jackie Bufkin Johnson (Ron); two granddaughters, Melissa Welch Wright (Justin), Kristen Welch; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Maggie and Mackenzie Wright, all of Brandon, MS. Betty was predeceased by her parents; her brother, TW Davis; and her daughter, Jana Bufkin, Ph.D.
Betty had a passion for the word of God developed through her years as a member of the J.C. McWhorter Sunday School Class. She enjoyed teaching and sharing God's Word and inspiration in bible study, devotionals and conversations with her friends, family and church. She was a devote Christian and her scripture knowledge and love for the things of God sustained her through many hardships, losses and trials. Since September of 2020, Betty has spent this final year at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS. She had lots of friends, visits and encouraging days thanks to the nurses, CNA's and staff there. Betty's days will be a treasured existence for not only her family but for all those who were blessed to have met her.
A private family memorial was held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at the Garden of Memory in Winona, MS. Officiated by Bro. Benny Rigby and under the direction of Natchez Trace Funeral Home of Madison, MS. The family requests for any memorials and donations to be made to North Union Cemetery Fund, Attn: J. Mayfield 36 CR3, Vaiden, MS 39176.