Betty Jean Crecelius

Born in Nashville, TN on April 10, 1936

Departed on January 3, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Betty Jean Bogle Crecelius "Grandmommy" age 84 of Nashville, TN passed away due to complications of COVID-19 on January 3, 2021. She was preceded in death by Ronnie Crecelius, her parents Houston and Fonnie Bogle; sister Margie Parker; brothers Jack Foster, William Bogle, James Bogle, Junior Bogle, and Charles Bogle. She is survived by daughters Pam Holzmer (Joe) and Patti Wortel (Gary); grandchildren Erin Smith (Brad), Garrett Gibbons (Kathleen Cleveland), Elise Gibbons (Brett Elder), Gerrit Patrick Wortel, Mary Beth McLain (Richard), Jenny Reinmann (Sam), and Joseph Holzmer, Jr.; great-grandchildren Nolan Smith, James Smith, Riley McLain, Jane McLain, Clara Reinmann , Henry Reinmann; sister Linda Gail Redferin, brothers Frank Bogle (Kay), and Robert Bogle (Reba); sister in law Judy Crecelius Hagar(Ronnie) and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Betty was affectionately known as Grandmommy or Ms. Betty. She was kind hearted, loving, and generous. She adored all of her grandchildren and was always there for every school and sporting event. She was a member of The Cathedral of The Incarnation, The Red Hat Society, and was President of the Villa Maria Manor Resident Council for many years. She worked at Walmart in the pharmacy until she retired at 82 years old. She worked for as many years as she could because she loved her Walmart family.

We are grateful for the loving care she received in the midst of this horrible pandemic. Special thanks to all those who cared for her at St. Thomas West, most especially Laura Holzmer Baldwin N.P, Dr. Mark Peters, Dr. Stacy Vallejo, Dr. Angelo Canonico, Dr. Evans, Dr. Greenhut, Fr. John Raphael, and Fr. Appreh Francis.

The funeral Mass will be held on January 16th at 10:00am at The Cathedral of the Incarnation, with Fr Dan Steiner presiding. Facial covering required and follow social distancing.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Diocese of Nashville Seminarian Fund, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, or in honor of her giving spirit, perform a random act of kindness in Betty’s name.
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17 Comments to Betty Jean Crecelius

  1. Marianne, Danny and Jimmy Rone and Fro
    January 5, 2021 10:28 am

    She was such an amazing woman-so kind and generous. Both Danny and Jimmy adored her as well. She will be missed by both family and friends, but she will continue to be a guiding light as a guardian angel for all. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with her family at this time.

  2. Marlene O’Mara
    January 5, 2021 11:50 am

    You will be missed so much Miss Betty! You watched my daughter grow up and my grandkids too when I worked with you at Walmart. I will always carry you in my heart! Love you sweet Angel

  3. Juliette McMahon
    January 5, 2021 3:07 pm

    She was like a big sister to me . The sister I never had. I ❤️ Her.

  4. Donna May
    January 5, 2021 3:28 pm

    Ì met Betty at a dance and we became friends fast. She would always ask me to sing her favorite song and cheered me on . She always made others feel special. Ì haven’t got to see her in a couple years but she always commented on my posts or we would send messages. Love you, Betty and will miss you and your beautiful smile.

  5. regina williams
    January 5, 2021 4:21 pm

    I am glad to got to work with betty at the walmart pharmcy after i lefted i would always come in the visit her she will be missed .

  6. Cheryl
    January 5, 2021 7:31 pm

    Beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed at VMM. She was always so sweet and kind and was always smiling. I will surely miss that beautiful smile. RIP sweet Betty.

  7. Wanda Bumpis
    January 5, 2021 9:49 pm

    Betty was a dear friend.

  8. Pamela Ashley
    January 6, 2021 8:52 pm

    I loved her like my own family member. She taught me so much about the pharmacy department. Most of my children met her and they loved her too. She treated my grandchildren like her own. She also was always helping people, even if she knew them or not. She is terribly missed. I can’t express in mere words what she meant to me. The Heavens are truly joyful now that she is there. There will never be another Miss Betty. RIP my friend.

  9. Kathy Barber
    January 7, 2021 6:02 pm

    God bless and comfort the family she leaves behind as she rests in the arms of her Maker. Never met her, but know some of her family – another North Nashville friend.

  10. Ronald Campbell
    January 8, 2021 11:31 am

    My friend, a great lady, friend to all, loved by all, will miss that smile.
    Ron Campbell

  11. Jacqueline Ambrose
    January 8, 2021 1:19 pm

    I had the honor and privilege of calling her Aunt Betty. She will always be a role model and even in her passing she still has something to give. I look forward to doing a random act of kindness in her honor.

  12. Melanie Hughen
    January 11, 2021 9:37 am

    My condolences to your family, Betty was such a sweet lady. Love and prayers of comfort for all!

  13. Tressa Belanger
    January 11, 2021 10:15 am

    My Dear Aunt Betty,
    I will miss our long conversations of days and times gone by. We were two of the oldest girls left and had many memories to share. You are a very special lady. My family will miss the prayers and kindness you sent our way. Now, I will treasure the memories I have of you. Love You, Fay

  14. Sue Clinton
    January 15, 2021 6:41 pm

    Betty was one of the kindest ladies that I have ever met. She was very compassionate about the residents and staff at Villa Maria Manor. Betty was very active in the resident council and helped with fund raisers that provided many beautiful things for the lobby and the library. Betty will be be missed by so many of us.

  15. Lisa Ruspaj
    January 16, 2021 10:45 am

    My dear Aunt Betty. I am going to miss you. Although since Mom died we did not see as much of each other as in the past, I Loved You Dearly. I will treasure all of my memories with you and all of us. We sure did have fun. Rest in Peace now my beautiful aunt and give my Mom a big hug and a kiss from me.

  16. Charles Summers
    January 16, 2021 11:15 am

    Bless you Ms. Betty for all of the kindness that you showed us. You will be missed.

  17. Linda West
    January 16, 2021 11:46 am

    I worked and played with Betty At VMM for many years. She had one of the biggest and kindest hearts I have ever seen. She also knew how to have fun. I will always remember the trips we went on and all the laughter we shared. She and Clara Holt were such dear friends and I know they are in heaven now with my husband Al and are laughing together as they remember these times. I love and miss them all dearly.

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