Betty Peele


Betty Lou (Bosley) Peele was born September 8, 1938 to Walter Henderson and Albertina Graham in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She peacefully departed this life on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in the comfort of her home.

Betty’s mother died at an early age, and she quit school to care for all 5 of her siblings. Betty retired from Columbus Public Schools after 25 years of service. She was an avid seamstress who made the entire family’s Easter attire. In her spare time, she attended Sawyer Senior Recreation Center where she painted and molded ceramics. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and coordinating her attire on a daily basis. During her illness she also enjoyed her weekly door dash food delivery from her granddaughter, Camille, as well as her weekly treats from granddaughter, Nydia. Each time Betty was asked about how many children she had, she would say-13, I raised 10 kids on the weekday and 3 on the weekend.

Betty is preceded in death by parents, Walter Henderson, and Albertina Graham; and son, Keith Allen Bosley, Sr.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory, children, Kim Bell, Michelle Netter, and Chericader Manns of Columbus, Ohio, and Roger Bosley Jr. of Griffin, Georgia; brothers, Roy (Sabrina) Kelley, Eddie (Janet) Kelley, Ronald (Margurite) Kelley, and Albert Kelley; sister, Beverly Perrin; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; close friends, Eddie Reed, Roy Wade, Willa Hicks, John Roberson, and Gloria Freeman; and hosts of nieces and nephews.

Public Visitation 10-10:30am, Private Visitation 10:30am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Union Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our deepest sympathy. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. mitchelle netter

    mom I am grateful too have spent many fun days with you
    I miss you

  3. My dearest mom I love you with all my heart and you will be missed I’ve learned a lot from you and never forget you you’ve been my sunshine and you been my rain but I know you’re in a better place love you and miss you Kim

  4. mitchelle netter

    Mom I’m sending this to you I love you and you will always be missed may God bless you and keep you and you can Walk Around Heaven All Day tell Dad I said hi and all your other friends that’s up there with you you can cha cha you can Boogaloo you can do it all love you Mitchelle

  5. Aunt Betty you will truly be missed. But we will see each other again. Thank God for the life you lived before us. Love you Rest in Paradise

  6. Stone and Smith Families

    Cherry, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We are sending prayers to you and your family. May God bless you and send his angels to comfort you. Keep looking up.

  7. Lucretta Crawford and family

    My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the family on the loss of your mom! May His peace and comfort surround you all! Love Tiny❤️

  8. A. Kelley Jones

    Love you always Aunt Betty. I remembered graduating from High school and you allowed me and my guest into your home for the celebration. RIP. ❤️

  9. Cherry Bosley Manns

    Mom, Although the second year anniversary of your death has surpassed, my heart ❤️ still aches with saddness and grief , there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of u and wish that u we’re still here. From the notification of your illness, u asked of me a promise to remain in your home and not in a health care facility. I promised and honored your request until your last breath. Remembering your gratitude and knowing that u could depend on me has kept me at peace, I have NO regrets!

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