It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Agy, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Betty Agy, born Betty White on October 26, 1941, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, peacefully departed from this world on November 10, 2023 in Port Neches, Texas.
Betty had a deep love for literature and was an avid reader throughout her life. Her passion for books led her to open her own bookstore, where she nurtured her customers' love for reading and shared her vast knowledge of various genres. Even after retiring from the bookstore business, Betty continued to build an impressive collection of books that will be cherished by her family and friends. She also had a special fondness for classic movies and enjoyed spending quiet evenings watching them.
One of Betty's greatest talents was playing the piano. For over four decades, she dedicated her musical skills to serving the church where her late husband Rev. Wilson Gerald Agy Sr., pastored. Her beautiful melodies brought solace and inspiration to all those who attended services. Betty's devotion to music touched the hearts of many and brought joy to those around her.
Above all else, Betty cherished her family. She was a loving mother to her children Wilson Gerald Agy Jr. and his wife Dianna of Michigan; Terry Howard Agy of Port Arthur; Lisa Mae Rouly of Port Arthur; and Daniel Charles Agy of Port Neches. Her legacy lives on through them and their families: four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who were a constant source of pride and joy for Betty.
Betty's kind heart extended beyond her immediate family. She held a special bond with her sister Pam Shepherd, whose companionship she deeply valued throughout the years. Their relationship was marked by mutual respect and support.
Born to Charles Edward White and Molinda (Delph) White, Betty was also predeceased by her husband Rev. Wilson Gerald Agy Sr.; brothers Jim White and Paul White. The memories she created with her parents and siblings will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved her.
During her time on this earth, Betty left an indelible impact on the lives of everyone she encountered. Her infectious positivity, warm smile, and kind-hearted nature will forever be remembered. She had a special love for babies and delighted in their laughter. Betty's family was a constant source of joy for her, and their gatherings were filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.
A visitation ceremony to honor Betty's life will be held on November 13, 2023. The event will take place at Melancon Levingston Funeral Home in Nederland, located at 1605 Avenue H. Friends, family, and all those whose lives were touched by Betty are invited to join in celebrating her memory. The visitation will begin at 5:00 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM.
While we mourn the loss of Betty Agy, let us also take this opportunity to celebrate the beautiful life she led. She brought light to our lives through her unwavering love, kindness, and passion. Betty's memory will forever live on in our hearts as we remember the profound impact she had on all those fortunate enough to know her.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests donations in Betty's name to be made to a local library or literacy program. These donations will allow others to experience the same joy that reading brought to Betty throughout her lifetime.
As we say our final goodbyes to an extraordinary woman who touched our lives deeply, may we find solace in knowing that her legacy will continue through the memories we carry with us. May she rest in eternal peace.